International Vice Chancellor’s Fellowships, UK for PhD

To attract exceptional global research talent in order to fulfill its mission to transform lives across the world through research and education, the University of Surrey is pleased to establish the Vice Chancellor’s Studentship Award for the academic year 2022-2023.

The university is accepting applications from applicants applying to any of our PhD programmes and who have International Fee Status. Candidates selected will be provided 3.5 years full-time tuition fee waiver and stipend set at the standard UKRI rate per annum and a £3,000 Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) to be used during the funded period.

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Valuable chance to complete PhD study at the University of Surrey and get tuition fees and provide an annual tax-free maintenance allowance.


University of Surrey Information

University of Surrey Grants

International Vice Chancellor’s Fellowships, UK for PhD Founded in 1966, University of Surrey is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Guildford (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), South East England. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Surrey is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Surrey offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 53 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: All international students can make applications.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD programmes offered at the Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, or the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Surrey
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be international candidates starting in October 2022.

Offered Benefits

The candidates selected will be provided full international tuition fees covered, stipend at UKRI rates p.a. (currently at £15,609), and a Research Training Support Grant of £3,000 to cover the funded period for up to 3.5 years.

Application Process

  • How to Apply: Applicants must log in to the university portal to apply. Students must then fill the scholarship application form separately and submit it in order to apply for the award.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Education and qualification documents
  • Personal details
  • Personal statement
  • Research proposal
  • Project costing
  • Supervision
  • Details of project partners and collaborators
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants are expected to have qualifications in line with the PhD programme they wish to apply for at the University of Surrey.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • TOEFL IBT – 59
  • PTE – 42
  • Duolingo
  • CAE – 162
  • CPE – 162
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