Course(s) Offered: All disciplines
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: Society of the Sacred Heart, University of Roehampton
Country to Study in: UK
The University of Roehampton, London, is grateful for the generous funding from the Society of the Sacred Heart, of three fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships which can be accessed by new overseas students, starting 1 October 2017.
The Roehampton University-Sacred Heart (RUSH) PhD Studentships are for the support of three candidates with a strong academic record and the potential for academic excellence at doctoral stage.
Preference will be accorded candidates from lower or middle income countries. Successful candidates will show a commitment to contributing to their home community through their planned research project or area of study, and through their future career plans.
This programme is available to all international students but preference will be given candidates from lower or middle income countries (see World Bank list of lower or middle income countries.)
CRITERIA / REQUIREMENTS
You must have the standard requirements for PhD study at Roehampton. The criteria are:
- Academic excellence – record up to date and potential
- Nationality and domicile (candidates must declare all nationalities held; preference will be given to those who are solely citizens of and domiciled in lower-middle income countries*)
- Evidence of commitment to contributing to the student’s home community
- Fit of proposed project to the research environment at Roehampton and available supervisory expertise
Citizens of ALL countries
University of Roehampton, UK
Fields of study
PhD Programs where the planned research project or area of study will add to candidate’s home community, accepttable projects may be, for example, related to education, human rights, theology/philosophy, other topics relevant to justice, community service, environmental development.
This is basically an indicative list; no disciplinary areas are excluded, and specific projects and intentions will be assessed in relation to the broad criterion of creating a contribution to the student’s home community.
Number of awards
Three (3) awards will be given
The scholarships are for 3 years, though subject to annual assessments of satisfactory progress.
The scholarship takes care of the the fees at overseas rates, stipend at Research Council UK rates, currently £16,057 (tax-free), and contribution to research project costs.
Method of Application
Before submitting a full application, candidates should contact a potential academic supervisor at Roehampton to discuss their project ideas. Full application requirements include a completed PhD application form and other standard application documents; AND a covering letter stating why the candidate is interested in studying for a PhD, why they are applying to Roehampton, how their project and future career plans will add to their home community, and confirming all nationalities held by the candidate (max. 500 words). Applications should be submitted on or before the deadline date below.
It is important to read the scholarship brochure, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Applications are due on Monday, 5 December 2016
Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held by telephone/Skype in the second half of January 2017.
The University of Roehampton, formerly Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, is a public university in the United Kingdom, situated on three major sites in Roehampton, south-west London. The University did her celebration of 150 years of involvement in higher education in 2016. It is a research intensive modern university and has an excellent research track record in all its 10 academic departments.
Research students are equally welcomed as full members of its thriving research environment. They receive excellent training through its Research Student Development Programme, and engage in academic and social activities with its active research student community. Students also benefit from the huge range of research events and facilities available in London.
Application Deadline: 5 December 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes