PhD Scholarships for International Students at University of Manchester, UK, 2018

Written by Elvis Boniface

The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester.

The University of Manchester is now accepting applications for PhD studentships to pursue the full-time and part-time course in 2018-2019. Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified students undertaking study in Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics and Sociology.

Course Level: Studentships are available for pursuing PhD programmme.

Available Subject: Studentships are awarded within the School of Social Sciences. This funding is available to students undertaking study in Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics and Sociology.

Scholarship Benefits: Studentships will cover the followings:

  • Home Fees
  • £14,296 annual stipend (to be confirmed
  • Students can claim for certain research expenses from the Research Training Support Grant.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must normally have;

  • Bachelors (Honours) degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level or above in a cognate subject, and
  • Normally a Masters degree at 65% overall average with minimum 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant cognate subject, preferably one with a substantial research methods component. Transcripts will be carefully scrutinised to ensure that applicants have the required background.
  • Note; due to the volume of applications received each year, and limited spaces, regrettably offers cannot be made to all applicants who satisfy the academic entry criteria.
  • All applicants who pass the initial assessment stage will be interviewed before any offer is confirmed.

Eligible Nationalities: This funding is available to all nationalities.

Method of Application: The mode of applying is online. Full online application which must include;

  • Research proposal
  • Two academic reference
  • Degree certificates and transcript
  • CV
  • Name of preferred supervisor (to be included on the application form)

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 3, 2018.

Scholarship Link


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