University of Kent
University of Kent – a top 20 research university
Kent, a top 20 research university, provides a dynamic and challenging academic environment informed by an international perspective and collaboration with top ranked universities around the world. Our £11 million postgraduate scholarship fund allows us to support excellence and we have an enviable record for graduate employment.
Kent is known as ‘the UK’s European university’ with campuses in the UK and specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome where studies are underpinned by the specialist resources of each location. In addition to these centres, we have a large number of academic partnerships across Europe, Asia and the United States; some of our programmes offer dual UK and European qualifications, as well as jointly supervised PhD awards.
The University is ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity, we have world-leading research in all subjects and 97% of our research is deemed to be of international quality as shown by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The QAA (2015) recognised postgraduate study at Kent as having ‘a vibrant and interdisciplinary academic community’.
The Graduate School supports all postgraduate students and offers Researcher Development and other skills training as well as organising the annual Research Festival and encouraging student-led initiatives for social and academic events.
We offer a range of research opportunities including External PhDs across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medical studies, and science and technology. We are active partners in the AHRC Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), the ESRC South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC) and the ARIES NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.
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£11m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
There are a variety of financial support opportunities for postgraduate students including:
• Funding from UK Research Councils
• ESRC, AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC and STFC
• Graduate Teaching Assistantships
• University Taught and Research Scholarships
• Subject and location specific awards
• Excellence in Sport and Music scholarships
• Philanthropic awards
• International Student Scholarships
The University of Kent has exceptional study locations: the UK campuses in Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge, plus specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. Canterbury and Medway have quick and easy road and high speed rail access to London as well as mainland Europe, via Eurostar.
The facilities of all our locations are available to all our students, no matter where they are based; research students often use them to host conferences and colloquia.
-Over 50 subjects for study and research at a beautiful, cosmopolitan campus looking over the historic City
Professionally focused programmes delivered at a stunning waterfront location with state-of-the art facilities
Heritage Management, combining archaeology and business, studied in one of the world's most ancient cities
Advanced international studies in the political capital of Europe taught by academics and practitioners
Postgraduate humanities enhanced by cultural immersion in the capital of European culture
The study of the ancient world in this centre of classical antiquity
Computing Laboratory Scholarship£1,000Closes: June 15th
Tizard Centre Scholarship 2011£10,500Closes: January 1st
University of Kent School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science ScholarshipsHome fees and maintenance stipendCloses: April 20th
University of Kent School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS)Up to £13,290 of tuition fees plus the maintenance bursary at the same rate as provided by the EPSRCCloses: April 30th
University of Kent School of Physical Sciences Scholarships£13,590Closes: April
University of Kent Department of BiosciencesHome tuition fees and a maintenance bursary at the same rate as that provided by the Research CouncilsCloses: July 31st
University of Kent School of Biosciences ScholarshipsHome fees and maintenance stipend
University of Kent Department of Economics BursariesUp to the equivalent of home fees and/or a maintenance grant of UK £6,000Closes: May
University of Kent School of Economics ScholarshipsHome fees and maintenance stipendCloses: April
University of Kent School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research ScholarshipsHome fees and maintenance stipendCloses: February 10th
University of Kent Postgraduate Funding AwardsUp to 4 awards at UK £9,000 for full-time students, up to 10 awards at UK £4,000 for full-time students or UK £2,000 for a part-time studentCloses: June
University of Kent Sociology StudentshipUp to 2 awards at UK £9,250 for full-time students, up to 2 awards at UK £3,250 for full-time students or UK £2,000 for a part-time student, up to 2 awards at UK £12,600 plus £3,270 fees, 2 ESRC 1+3 awardsCloses: March 20th
University of Kent School of Arts ScholarshipsHome fees and maintenance stipendCloses: April
University of Kent School of European Culture and Languages ScholarshipsOffers three full fee bursaries for full-time and part-time research degrees. These bursaries classed as UK/EU for the purpose of fees, cover the payment of tuition fees (currently £3,350 per year full time and £1,710 for part time). Funding in the second and third years is subject to satisfactory progress.Closes: May 1st
University of Kent School of European Culture and Languages StudentshipsOffers three full fee bursaries for full-time and part-time research degrees. These bursaries classed as UK or EU for the purpose of fees, cover the payment of tuition fees (currently £3,350 per year full time and £1,710 for part time). Funding in the second and third years is subject to satisfactory progress.Closes: June 27th
University of Kent School of European Culture and Languages ScholarshipsHome fees and maintenance stipendCloses: April
Ian Gregor ScholarshipHome fees and maintenance stipendCloses: June 29th
University of Kent School of Engineering and Digital Arts ScholarshipsHome fees and maintenance stipendCloses: April
Postgraduate Jarman Scholarship£1,000Closes: 27th May
Director's International ScholarshipAwards up to £5,000Closes: Apply online with supporting essay by 31 May 2016.
Director's European Scholarship50% tuition fee reduction for MSc programmes
Programme Director's ScholarshipAwards up to £2,000Closes: Whilst there is no official deadline for applications, these scholarships are dependent upon a finite pool of funding and will deplete accordingly. The University reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates.
Tiered ScholarshipAwards up to £5,000