Category - PhD

Cavendish Research PhD Scholarships at University of Westminster

University of Westminster
PhD Degree

Deadline: 3 May 2016  (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2016

Brief description:

The Cavendish Research PhD scholarships are for international students from developing countries undertaking a research degree in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Host Institution(s):

University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Level/Field of study:

Full-time MPhil/PhD degree at the University’s Faculty of Science and Technology.

Number of Awards:

2

Target group:

Students from developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Awards range from half fee award to full fee award.

Eligibility:

You must be a student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time MPhil/PhD degree at the University’s Faculty of Science and Technology.

The scholarship criteria are: Equivalent to a UK First Class Honours degree, financial need and development potential.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You should only apply for a scholarship once you have applied for admission and successfully been offered a place (either conditional or unconditional) on the course you wish to study.  To apply for a scholarship you will need to complete the relevant scholarship application form. The deadline for applications is 3 May 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/international-postgraduate-scholarships/cavendish-research-scholarship

Singapore International Graduate Award

Singapore Government
PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 Jan/1 June 2017 (annual)
Study in:  Singapore
Next course starts Aug 2017/Jan 2018

Brief description:

SINGA is an award given to international students with excellent academic undergraduate and/or master’s results, and strong interest in doing research leading to a doctorate (PhD) in Science and Engineering at a Singapore University.

Host Institution(s):

The students can choose to do their research work mainly at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Field of study:

PhD Progams in Science and Engineering

Number of Awards:

About 240 per year

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The award provides financial support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including full tuition fees, monthly stipend, settlement allowance, and airfare grant.

Eligibility:

•  Open to all international students
•  Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
•  Good skills in written and spoken English
•  Good reports from academic referees

Application instructions:

Applications are done online. Deadline for August 2017 intake was 1 January 2017. Deadline for January 2018 intake is 1 June 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.a-star.edu.sg/singa-award/

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

New Zealand Government
PhD Degree

Deadline: 30 Aug 2017 (annual)
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts 2017/2018

Brief description:

The NZIDRS, funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, provides scholarships for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university.

Host Institution(s):

New Zealand Universities: AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington

Level/Field(s) of study:

Relevant PhD Degree Programme in any discipline offered by participating Universities in New Zealand

Number of Scholarships:

About 8 awards

Target group:

International students who are not citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The NZIDRS covers the following for a TOTAL of three years: university tuition fees and associated student levies, an annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax-free), and medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually.

Eligibility:

You must meet ALL five eligibility criteria. These criteria are non-negotiable.

  1. You must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale OR an A to A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  2. You must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  3. If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 1 July 2016
  4. You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  5. You must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Application instructions:

Please visit the Study In New Zealand webpage to apply for this scholarship. Deadline is 30 August 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: APPLY for the NZIDRS ONLY if you meet ALL eligibility criteria, if you can provide ALL required documents by the deadline, or  if your proposed research clearly aligns with the selection criteria.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to download the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/scholarships/501047/new-zealand-international-doctoral-research-scholarships-nzidrs

Commonwealth Scholarship for Integrative Sciences and Engineering at NUS Graduate School

NUS Graduate School
PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 May 2016
Study in: Singapore
Course starts January 2017

 

Brief description:

The Commonwealth Scholarship is awarded to talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research.

Host Institution(s):

NUS Graduate School

Field(s) of study:

Phd Programme in Integrative Sciences and Engineering

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

All students from any Commonwealth country

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship includes a monthly stipend up to 4 years of the PhD studies (or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier), full tuition fee subsidy for 4 years and other allowances including computer allowance, book allowance, conference allowance.

Eligibility:

• All students from Commonwealth countries and meet the NGS requirements are eligible to apply.

•  Graduates with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of medicine.

• Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.

• GRE is compulsory for all except for applicants from NUS or NTU. Note that GATE is NOT acceptable.

• TOEFL is compulsory (ONLY applicable for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English).

Application instructions:

Applications for AY 2016/2017, Semester 2 will open 30 March 2016.

ONLY Online Applications are accepted. All supporting documents, together with a printed copy of the application form are to be submitted by post to the Graduate School. The application from the Commonwealth Scholarships will follow the application deadline of the NGS Scholarship. Deadline is 15 May 2016 for January 2017 intake.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.nus.edu.sg/ngs/Commonwealth_Scholarship.html

CIMO Doctoral Fellowships in Finland

CIMO
PhD Degree

Deadline: Ongoing
Study in:  Finland
Next course starts 2016/2017

Brief description:

The CIMO Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields who wish to pursue their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. Master’s level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme.

Host Institution(s):

Accredited Finish Host Institutions

Level/Field of study:

PhD Degree in all academic fields

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

All international students but emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America.

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The monthly allowance is 1,500 euros. The scholarship is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person. No additional allowance for housing is paid. Expenses due to international travel to and from Finland are not covered by CIMO.

Eligibility/Application Requirements:

The prerequisite for applying is that the visiting researcher must have established contacts with a Finnish host university – please see the section ‘Doctoral Admissions‘ for further information (you’ll find links to the universities’ Doctoral Admissions pages there). You are also advised to visit the Finnish universities’ own websites for info on Doctoral level study and research options.

If a Finnish university is willing to host you, then the Finnish university department wishing to host you can apply to CIMO for the grant on your behalf. In other words, only the hosting Finnish university can act as an “applicant” in the CIMO Fellowship programme.

There are no annual application deadlines in the CIMO Fellowship programme. Applications may be considered at all times. However, please note that applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period.

It is important to read to visit the official website (link found below) to download the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships/cimo_scholarships/cimo_fellowships

IRO PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries at K.U. Leuven University

K.U. Leuven
Doctoral Degree (PhD)

Deadline: 13 Nov 2016 (annual)
Study in:  Belgium
Course starts October 2017

Brief description:

As one of its contributions to development co-operation, K.U. Leuven offers IRO (Interfaculty Council for Development Co-operation) scholarships to deserving students from developing countries to do their PhD in the largest university in Flanders, Belgium.

Host Institution(s):

Katholieke Universiteit in Flanders, Belgium

Level/Field of study:

Doctoral or pre-doctoral programmes in the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology, or Biomedical Sciences.  The research topics proposed by the KU Leuven Doctoral Schools can be found on their respective websites.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Citizens of countries on the OCDE DAC table that are considered as: Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries or Low Middle Income Countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship includes waived tuition fees, monthly allowance, installation allowance, health insurance, accident insurance, and return flight tickets.

Eligibility:

  1. The applicant must be a citizen of one of the countries on the OCDE DAC table that are considered as: Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries or Low Middle Income Countries.
  2. The applicant may not possess a citizenship from an EU country. The applicant may not posses a long-term EU residence permit.
  3. The candidate’s latest master’s degree must have been awarded no more than ten years prior to 1 October 2017 (including the ongoing calendar year).
  4. The candidate must hold an academic qualification at least equivalent to a high distinction. Degrees obtained with a final score equivalent to second class second/lower division will not be taken into consideration.
  5. The research project must have excellent academic quality, with a special focus on the development relevance of the proposal.
  6. The vacancies that are published on the KU Leuven website are already funded and thus, cannot participate for this scholarship.
  7. The candidate must demonstrate a development-oriented motivation.
  8. The candidate must be supported by a KU Leuven promoter.
  9. The candidate must be supported by a local co-promoter at the candidate’s home country to ensure embeddedness of the research within the country’s context.
  10. The candidate must be supported by excellent recommendations from relevant referees.
  11. The candidate must follow the application procedure and complete his file before 13 November 2016.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

If you meet the eligibility conditions, you will need to complete the online application form following the online application instructions not later than 13 November 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.kuleuven.be/english/international/funding/iro

 

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

New Zealand Government
PhD Degree

Deadline: 30 Aug 2017 (annual)
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts 2017/2018

Brief description:

The NZIDRS, funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand, provides scholarships for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university.

Host Institution(s):

New Zealand Universities: AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington

Level/Field(s) of study:

Relevant PhD Degree Programme in any discipline offered by participating Universities in New Zealand

Number of Scholarships:

About 8 awards

Target group:

International students who are not citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The NZIDRS covers the following for a TOTAL of three years: university tuition fees and associated student levies, an annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax-free), and medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually.

Eligibility:

You must meet ALL five eligibility criteria. These criteria are non-negotiable.

  1. You must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale OR an A to A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  2. You must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  3. If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 1 July 2016
  4. You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  5. You must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Application instructions:

Please visit the Study In New Zealand webpage to apply for this scholarship. Deadline is 30 August 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: APPLY for the NZIDRS ONLY if you meet ALL eligibility criteria, if you can provide ALL required documents by the deadline, or  if your proposed research clearly aligns with the selection criteria.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to download the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/scholarships/501047/new-zealand-international-doctoral-research-scholarships-nzidrs

Cambridge International Scholarships

University of Cambridge
PhD Degree

Deadline: 7 Dec 2016 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts October 2017

Brief description:

The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, the Cambridge International Scholarships to highest ranked international students undertaking PhD studies at the University. For UK and EU students, the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards is similarly offered.

Host Institution(s):

University of Cambridge in United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible research programmes leading to a PhD offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students from countries outside the EU (classified as ‘overseas’ for fees purposes).

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.

Eligibility:

A University Committee draws up one ranked list of all PhD candidates across all disciplines.  The only factors taken into consideration in agreeing this list are academic qualifications, references and research potential.  The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholarship winners.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Applicants should submit the Graduate Application Form, ticking the box to apply to the Cambridge Trust and completing Sections B3 (Cambridge Trust Personal Statement) and B4 (Financial Details for the Cambridge Trust).

Applicants from countries outside the EU (classified as ‘overseas’ for fees purposes) who wish to start their PhDs in 2017-18 must apply by 7 December 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/v-c-awards-and-cambridge-international-scholarships/

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)

Canadian Government
PhD Degree

Deadline: before 2 Nov 2016 (annual)
Study in: Canada
Course starts May/Sept 2017

Brief description:

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.  The scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD).

Host Institution(s):

Canadian Universities with Vanier CGS allocation. Without exception, the Vanier CGS is tenable only at the eligible Canadian institution that submitted the nomination.

Level/Field(s) of study:

PhD programmes (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) in health research; natural sciences and/or engineering research; and social sciences and/or humanities research

Number of Scholarships:

Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually

Target group:

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarships is worth $50,000 per year for three years.

Eligibility:

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:

• be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation;

•  be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;

•  intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating university; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;

•  have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2017;

•  have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your university, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the university for its definition of a first-class average; and

•  not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian Institution with a quota at which they want to study. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS program.   

Applications are initiated in one of two ways. Either the student informs the faculty of graduate studies at the selected institution of their intent to apply to the Vanier CGS program OR the institution initiates the nomination process by contacting the desired candidate.

Applications are prepared by the student and submitted to the nominating institution by their internal deadline using the ResearchNet application system.  The nominating institution then forwards recommended nominations to the Vanier-Banting Secretariat (the Secretariat) by 2 November 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and to know the complete details on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

Swiss Government
PhD/Postdoctoral Degree

Deadline: varies, Sept-Dec 2016
Study in: Switzerland
Next course starts 2017

Brief description:

Each year, the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.

The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Host Institution(s):

One of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology or public teaching and research institutes.

Level/Field of study:

Doctoral or Postdoctoral Studies or Research in any discipline

Target group:

International students from more than 180 countries.  See the official website for complete list of eligible countries.

Scholarship inclusions:

The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, housing allowance, etc., as applicable. Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.

Eligibility Criteria:

Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for general and specific eligibility criteria.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.  Scholarship information for the 2018–19 academic year will be available at the official website from August 2017.

Please see the country-specific fact sheets for eligibility criteria, application procedure, deadlines, and contact information specific to your country.  If you fulfill the eligibility requirements, contact the Swiss diplomatic representation in your country of origin. The diplomatic representation will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the procedure including application forms and a list of required documentation.

The application deadline falls between September-December 2016, depending on the Swiss Embassy to which the applications have to be submitted.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: www.sbfi.admin.ch/scholarships_eng