PhD Funding in UK for International Students

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heisenbergh23
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PhD Funding in UK for International Students

Postby heisenbergh23 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:44 pm

Well, the application as well as funding for the US and Canadian universities are pretty staightforward. However, I am interested in how funding works in "renowned" universities of UK for the PhD program. Does any one know if PhD funding is guarenteed in UK?

thehairupthere
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Re: PhD Funding in UK for International Students

Postby thehairupthere » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:24 pm

I am a senior undergraduate at a UK uni.

Funding for international students in the UK is definitely NOT guaranteed, and is very competitive. My uni does not fund a single international physics phd student (although there are other sources of funding here). At Cambridge/Oxford there are a lot more scholarships than other unis for international students, but in most cases you have to apply to the scholarship separately. In Scotland the main scholarship is SUPA. Other than that, you have to look for scholarships at the institutions you are interested in separately to see what you may be eligible for.




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