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School of Arts Anniversary Fully Funded Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarships in UK, 2015-2016

Birkbeck University is awarding up to 12 fully funded postgraduate research scholarships within the School of Arts. Scholarships are open to Home/EU and international students who are applying for a full-time M.Phil/PhD place, starting in the 2015/16 academic year. The Scholarship awards will include a full fee waiver capped at the value of the full-time Home/EU rate for M.Phil/PhD degrees, in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates. The application deadline is 16th February 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all areas of the following fields in the School of Arts: Cultural Studies, English and Humanities, French and/or German Comparative Literature and Culture, Media, Film and Television, History of Art, Architecture, Photography and Museum Cultures and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Culture.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral research (M.Phil/PhD) program at Birkbeck University.
Scholarship Provider: Birkbeck University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:
-Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarships are open to Home/EU and International students who are applying for a full-time M.Phil/PhD place within the School of Arts, starting in the 2015/16 academic year. Applications from Home/EU students for part-time study will also be considered (at an appropriate pro rata rate and extended duration).
-Exceptional School of Arts students currently enrolled in their first year of full-time, or first and second year of part-time study are also eligible to apply.
-Please note that in order to apply for funding you must also complete an M.Phil/PhD programme application within the School of Arts. Your programme application must be submitted either before (strongly encouraged) or at the same time as applying for funding.
-Details of other full awards, such as the competition for Bloomsbury Studentships and specific awards under named calls, will also be listed as they arise. Please check the website for notifications, application procedures and staff contacts.

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Scholarship Open for International Students: Birkbeck, University of LondonUK/EU and international students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Birkbeck School of Arts will award up to 12 fully funded Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarships beginning in 2015/16. These include a number of Anniversary Scholarships offered by the College Innovation Fund. The competition for these awards will be decided on the basis of academic merit, with the results announced in Spring 2015.

Number of award(s): Birkbeck School of Arts will award up to 12 fully funded Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarships beginning in 2015/16.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships will be tenable for up to three years (subject to satisfactory academic progress) for full-time students, and at an appropriate pro rata rate and extended duration for part-time students.

What does it cover? The Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarship awards will include a full fee waiver capped at the value of the full-time Home/EU rate for M.Phil/PhD degrees (currently £3,996), in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £15,863; pro rata in the case of a part-time award).

Selection Criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Notification: The results will be announced in Spring 2015.

How to Apply: Please consult the general guidance on applying for an M.Phil/PhD place. You can find a School of Arts Guide for Applicants here. Departmental online pages are full of information about staff and the research environment at Birkbeck that will help you develop your application. All prospective students are strongly advised to first make informal contact with a potential supervisor, and you are also welcome to contact the director of postgraduate studies (listed in the guide) in your chosen programme/department for advice. Once you have applied for an M.Phil/PhD place, please download the School of Arts Postgraduate Funding Application Form.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16th February 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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