Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
The University of Kent is committed to equality, diversity, widening participation and inclusion and we endeavour to recruit students from all walks of life. We encourage enquiries and applications from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and transgender status.
These scholarships include a doctoral stipend (equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend; £18,622 for 2023/24) for 3.5 years, tuition fees at the home rate and access to further research support funding. If you are applying as an international candidate, Kent will waive the difference between Home and International fees.
- Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential.
- Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, and ideally a Master’s degree or equivalent.
- The number of international studentships awarded per cohort is capped by UKRI at 30%. To be classed as a Home student, candidates must meet the RCUK residency criteria.
UK residential conditions:
- Be a UK National (meeting UKRI residency requirements), or
- Have settled status, or
- Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirement) or
- Have indefinite leave to remain or enter.
Study experience required
When applying, students should follow the University of Kent’s online application process. As part of the process, students should include the following:
explain reasons for study/outline research proposal;
provide details/evidence of qualifications;
provide two academic references;
provide other personal information and supporting documentation.