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University of Kent Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2024

University of Kent Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2024

This scholarship, for alumni of the University of Kent, was inaugurated in 1995 and has been awarded annually since. It is funded entirely through gifts from alumni and friends of the University.

The scholarship is open to applicants from any subject; the successful applicant will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, achievements to date in their chosen field, their communication skills and their contribution to the life of the University community.

There will be one scholarship awarded to an applicant starting their PhD in September 2024.

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Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Application Deadline05 Jul 2024
Value£4,786 & £19,237
Country to studyUnited Kingdom
School to studyUniversity of Kent
TypePostgraduate
SponsorUniversity Of Kent
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship

The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the home rate (£4,786 for 2024/25) and a maintenance grant at the same rate as the UK Research Councils (£19,237 for 2024/25)


Requirements for Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship Qualification

  • Hold, or be expected to hold a Bachelor's degree (1 or 2.1), or Master's degree (merit or distinction) from the University of Kent.
  • Hold an offer of a place for a full-time or part-time PhD research degree at University of Kent for the following academic year 2024/25.
  • Demonstrate that they have made a contribution to the wider University community, for example, through Students' Union activities - societies, sports, volunteering - or acting as a student representative on University committees.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to: 
    • Explain their research clearly and without jargon to non-experts.
    • Convey their passion for their research to a wider audience.
    • Convince the panel of their research's wider value.
  • Provide a CV.
  • Provide a supporting statement of no more than two A4 pages. Any statement exceeding this limit will not be accepted.
  • Provide an academic reference in support of the project; this will be requested if you are successful through the first round of shortlisting.
  • Act as 'ambassadors' for both the University and their subjects.
  • Be available for video interview, date Thursday 18th July 2024.

Undergraduates applying to study at any of the University of Kent campuses (Canterbury, Medway, Paris) are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline

July 5, 2024


How to Apply

Eligible applicants will be able to apply through their KentVision portal in due course.

All documents must be in either Microsoft Word or PDF format; documents that are not sent in this format will not be reviewed.

Please do NOT send documents via Google Docs or SharePoint.

For more details, visit University of Kent website.

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