University of Reading Anniversary PhD Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2017

  • Phd
  • 1 February 2017

The University of Reading is offering Anniversary PhD Scholarships for home/EU and international students. These scholarships are available for highly qualified applicants for research within science, life sciences and arts, humanities and social science.

The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom. It was established in 1892 as University College, Reading and received its Royal Charter in 1926 from King George V. It was the only university to receive its charter between the two world wars and is, therefore, a red brick university.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.


These awards are open to both Home/EU candidates and International candidates. International candidates should please note that they will need to fund the difference between Home/EU and International fees.


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Ten scholarships, each one offering:

  • A subsistence grant (stipend) of £10,000 per annum
  • Tuition fees at the Home/EU rate
  • A £1,000 per annum training and development allowance


  • As a first step, you will need to submit an application for admission to a PhD in your chosen subject via our online admissions portal. The application must be for admission in the Autumn term 2017 (normally September / October).
  • In the ‘Scholarships applied for’ box which appears within the Funding Section of your online application, you must quote ‘Anniversary PhD Scholarships’ in order for your application to be considered in this competition.
  • Upload a summary of your proposed research and any relevant skills or experience. Your research proposal should indicate which of the research themes listed above it relates to, justifying the fit of the research to this theme. The research proposal should be a maximum length of 500 words excluding references and should be clearly written for non-specialist readers. The research proposal is an important element of the funding decision; you may wish to consult the Graduate School’s guidance on writing a research proposal and/or your proposed supervisor.
  • Once stages 1-3 are complete, in order for your application to be considered in this competition, you must complete the web form directly below before the stated deadline by to register your application for the competition. Please note that you may wish to use the summary research proposal requested below (maximum 500 words) as the basis for any research proposal required for admission by your School.
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