Thursday, December 14, 2017

Enlightenment Scholarships for International Students, UK 2018

Deadline: 01/02/2018 Degree: PhD & Research Scholarship Description: The University of Edinburgh will offer up to 30 Enlightenm... thumbnail 1 summary
Deadline: 01/02/2018


Degree: PhD & Research


Scholarship Description: The University of Edinburgh will offer up to 30 Enlightenment Scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2018-2019 academic session.


Eligibility: The awards are open to UK, EU and overseas students applying to an eligible PhD programme commencing their research degree in the between August 2018 and December 2018 of the 2018-2019 academic session.


Eligible participating Schools and criteria:


A. School of Biological Sciences  
Full-time or part-time study on the following eligible programmes will be considered:
PhD Cell and Molecular Biology (Cell Biology)
PhD Cell and Molecular Biology (Plant Sciences)
PhD Evolutionary Biology, Immunology and Infection Research (Evolutionary Biology)
PhD Evolutionary Biology, Immunology and Infection Research (Immunology and Infection Research)
PhD Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
PhD Stem Cell Research


B. School of Geosciences
Full-time study only on the teaching developmental track will be considered on the following eligible programme:
PhD Geology and Geophysics


C. School of Informatics
Full-time study only within the following programmes will be considered:
PhD Informatics: ANC: Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Computational Biology
PhD Informatics: ICSA: Comp. Architecture, Compilation & System Software, Networks & Communication
PhD Informatics: LFCS: Foundations of Computer Science, Databases, Software & Systems Modelling
PhD Informatics: CISA: Automated Reasoning, Agents, Data-Intensive Research, Knowledge Management
PhD Informatics: IPAB: Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Animation
PhD Informatics: ILCC: Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition   


D. School of Mathematics
Full-time or part-time study on the teaching developmental track will be considered on the following eligible programme:
PhD Mathematics Education (programme information will be available online shortly) - for further information please contact Prof Chris Sangwin - C.J.Sangwin@ed.ac.uk


E. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Full-time or part-time study on the following eligible programmes will be considered:
PhD Clinical Veterinary Sciences
PhD Developmental Biology
PhD Genetics and Genomics
PhD Infection and Immunity  


Applicants must have already applied for admission for an eligible PhD research programme of study at the University.    The University encourages applicants who wish to apply for this scholarship to make contact with their academic school regarding any admission deadlines.
Candidates are required to have good English Language skills with scholarship applicants normally requiring a minimum IELTS of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each section) achieved within the past two years.  Please check the Entry Requirements for your proposed programme of study for details of other acceptable English language qualifications.  The requirement for an IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) may be higher than the level required for admissions purposes.


Benefits: Each Enlightenment Scholarship will cover full tuition fees, a living cost award, equivalent to the current UK research council rates and subject to satisfactory progress the scholarship are awarded for up to 4 years for full-time PhD study, pro-rata for part-time study.


Application: For both tracks, student selection and admission processes will include an appraisal of a personal statement and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed career development routes.  


Information on how to apply will be available soon.


Scholarship Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/uk-eu/university-scholarships/enlightenment