Kingston University has established an international reputation for high quality, innovative research – a reputation confirmed by the recent REF 2014 results which show that the University has world-leading research across all its five faculties.
Kingston is again seeking to make substantial investment in new PhD studentships for awards beginning in October 2017.
The competition for these prestigious research studentships will be open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD at Kingston University. Funding is at home/EU level only.
We are looking for students with expertise that matches our areas of research excellence – studentships will be available across the five faculties.
Find out more information on our research:
Expected start date: October 2017
Fee level of sponsorship: UK/EU fee only for three years. Confirmed at £4,195 for 2017/18.
International candidates selected for interview would need to demonstrate that they can fund the difference in fees for each year of registration – currently £9,179 for academic year 2016/17. It should be noted that tuition fees increase slightly each year.
Stipend: The doctoral stipend for 2017/18 has been confirmed as £16,553 (three years full time).
Please note that:
Applicants must email the following documentation by GMT midnight on Friday 3 March 2017.
Applicants can discuss their research proposal with potential supervisors before submitting – please visit our research interests directory where you can find information on the University's staff and their research interests.
The application must be emailed to email@example.com. Please ensure that all required documents are submitted together (preferably in one single PDF file), as incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please put your name and ‘Studentship' in the subject line.
References are not required with the application, but will be required for shortlisted applicants and must be provided by the applicant before their interview. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that these are submitted to the relevant faculty. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday 7 April and must ensure references are submitted to the relevant faculty by midnight Sunday 23 April. Referees should be asked to complete the Reference Form (Word).
Complete applications must be received by GMT midnight on Friday 3 March 2017.
Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning Monday 24 April 2017. Applicants invited for interview will be informed as soon as possible after the closing date.
You should assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not heard from the University by four weeks after the closing date.
Please read our frequently asked questions (Word).
For more information visit the research degree programmes at Kingston University.