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University of Manchester President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards for International Students 2016

Brief description: The University of Manchester is offering its President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards (PDS Award) for September 2017 entry to all nationalities and research areas.

Application Deadline: End of November 2016 (exact date TBC)

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): UK

Eligible Field of Study: Engineering and Physical Sciences

About the Award: The University of Manchester is committed to supporting postgraduate research students. Each year the University invests substantially in doctoral funding. In addition to these internal funds, the University is highly successful in attracting sponsorship for research students, in particular from the research councils, industry, trusts and charities.

Type: Doctoral Research

Eligibility: PDS Award funding will be allocated to the most outstanding applicants seeking PhD training opportunities.

Based on the academic track-record of candidates, and evidence of research potential, the University will select its Presidential Scholars from the various candidates across our 2016 funding schemes. For this reason, PhD projects will not be specifically listed as offering PDS Awards at this stage. Instead, the most outstanding candidates will receive confirmation of their PDS Awards status alongside confirmation of their PhD place and funding.

Selection Criteria: Applicants must have obtained (or expect to obtain) a minimum first-class honours degree (or equivalent), and ideally hold a Masters-level qualification at merit or distinction (or equivalent). They should also have a track-record of engaging with research. This may include contributions to publications/articles, promoting their research to a wider audience, prizes/accolades for previous research work, setting up research collaborations with other groups etc.

Number of Awardees: At least 40 scholarships will be awarded

Value of Scholarship: PDS Awards status will entitle our successful candidates to a further £1,000 enhancement to their funded stipend/living allowance. They will also benefit from:

  • a series of exclusive events where you will have the opportunity to meet the University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor, interact closely with our academic community and network with other PDS Awards students.
  • international research leadership under distinguished scholars.
  • becoming a PDS Awards ambassador for the University.
  • receiving a President’s Doctoral Scholar medal at graduation.
  • from our extensive transferable skills training for PhD researchers.

Duration of Scholarship: Duration of research

How to Apply: There is not a separate application form to complete for the Award, candidates should simply mention the PDS Award to the School during the application process (e.g. the funding section of the application form or by email to the admissions office).

Candidates should visit the Scholarship Webpage for more information before applying

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: University of Manchester School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

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