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Science and Technology Facilities Council Scholarship

PGR-F-65

Key facts

Deadline
Thursday 30 April 2020
Number of funding places
1
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
Research council
Schools
School of Physics and Astronomy
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

A highly competitive Science &amp; Technology Facilities (STFC) Award scholarship offering Academic Fee at Home/EU Fee rate of &pound;4,500 plus Maintenance matching the EPSRC rate of &pound;15,009 per year for 3.5 years. The STFC Award is Competition-Funded and the funding is linked to a specific STFC Award project. Note to EU Candidates: To be eligible for the full award of fees and maintenance, you must be have residency in the UK for 3 or more years. If you do not have 3 years residency in the UK, you may be eligible for a Fee Only award. Please note that International applicants are not eligible to apply for this funding.

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="University's website">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is Science and Technology Facilities Council Scholarship.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact Doctoral College Admissions by&nbsp;email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk">maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, or by telephone: +44 (0)113 343 5057.</p>


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