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Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentships in UK

Studying abroad is particularly expensive due to the international fee status of the applicants. To support international students, the University of Reading has come up with Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentships for the academic year 2024-2025.

This scholarship is awarded to UK or Republic of Ireland nationals (International candidates may apply but must cover additional fees). The award is open for the academic session 2024/2025.

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Application Deadline: 31 August 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Reading
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Full funding for tuition fees at the UK/Republic of Ireland rate for five years
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: UK or Republic of Ireland nationals (International candidates may apply but must cover additional fees)
  • The award can be taken in the: United Kingdom


Eligible Countries: UK, Republic of Ireland
Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the university
Admissible Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1) and a master’s degree, or demonstrate relevant professional experience
  • Obtain support from their employer, who must not be an academic organization
  • Provide a research proposal aligned with both personal interest and employer’s strategic objectives
  • Meet English Language requirements if applicable.

How to Apply

  1. Obtain a letter of support from the employer indicating willingness to support the candidate’s research.
  2. Consult with the relevant University of Reading School/Department regarding research proposal feasibility.
  3. Apply for admission and secure a PhD place at the University by the specified deadlines.
  4. Complete the Wilkie Calvert Studentships application form available online.


For Candidates:

  • Funding to cover tuition fees for part-time PhD study
  • Supervision from a team of experts
  • Access to researcher development training
  • Professional development aligned with career objectives

For Employers:

  • Research aligned with strategic interests
  • Development of employees’ research and transferable skills
  • Potential for further collaboration and knowledge transfer with academia.

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