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83 Fully Funded University Alliance DTA3/COFUND International PhD Fellowships in UK, 2019

Applications are invited for Fully Funded University Alliance DTA3/COFUND International PhD Fellowships in UK. Applications are open for international students to pursue PhD degree in the 2018-19 academic year. Up to 83 fellowships are available. This is a three year fully funded fellowship available for worldwide researchers across a consortium of 15 universities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : October 2018
Study in : UK
Providers : The University Alliance
Course Level : PhD degree
Field of Study : The following projects are recruiting for DTA3 opportunities. You may apply for a maximum of 3 project opportunities per call. Applied Biosciences for Health, Energy and Social Policy.

Benefits of Fully Funded University Alliance DTA3/COFUND International PhD Fellowships:

Minimum Salary from £20,989 p/a will be awarded to students. As a DTA3 / COFUND Marie Sklodowska Curie PhD Fellow you will be employed by the host institution and paid a minimum annual salary of £20,989 with your host institute also paying National Insurance and pension contributions. The exact salary, holiday entitlements and any other terms and conditions will be advised by individual partner universities. To note, employment contracts will outline the final amount to be paid over the 36 months equivalent to a € amount (as demanded by the European Commission H2020 COFUND Programme) according to currency exchange rates. As an employee of the host institution DTA3 COFUND Marie Sklodowska Curie PhD Fellows will be expected to abide by the Terms and Conditions of the respective university.

Nationality: This Fellowship is available for worldwide researchers.

Number of Scholarships

83 Fellowships are available.

The DTA3/COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship programme (DTA3 / COFUND) will be delivered across a consortium of 15 universities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The fifteen universities are:

  1. University of Brighton
  2. Coventry University
  3. University of Central Lancashire
  4. University of Greenwich
  5. University of Hertfordshire
  6. University of Huddersfield
  7. Liverpool John Moores University
  8. Manchester Metropolitan University
  9. Nottingham Trent University
  10. The Open University
  11. University of Portsmouth
  12. Sheffield Hallam University
  13. University of South Wales
  14. Teesside University
  15. Ulster University

Eligibility for Fully Funded University Alliance DTA3/COFUND International PhD Fellowships:

Eligible Countries: This Fellowship is available for worldwide researchers.

Entrance Requirements: To qualify for a DTA3 / COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie doctoral fellowship opportunity, applicants must
    • Be ‘early-stage researchers’ (i.e. in the first four years of their research careers and not have a doctoral degree). See Guidance from the EU for the definition of an early-stage researcher;
    • Not have been resident, nor carried out their main activity, in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before taking up a DTA3 / COFUND opportunity
    • Not already be permanently employed by the entity where the DTA3 / COFUND opportunity will take place.
    • Have a postgraduate master’s degree or a first/upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the chosen research topic (see individual project details for more information);
    • Have a strong scholarly interest in the research, and a high level of motivation;
    • Demonstrate English language competency, as specified by the respective university.
  • For full details of requirements see the DTA3 / COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie doctoral fellowship job description and person specification.
  • All participating universities have a commitment to equality and diversity and welcome applications from under-represented groups. In addition, all participating universities are ‘Disability Confident’ or equivalent employers.
  • Successful candidates will be offered a contract of employment that will be conditional upon satisfactory references, the fulfillment of any conditions specified in the offer of a place on a PhD programme, and confirmation of the candidate’s right to work in the UK or ability to secure a valid visa, if required, from UK Visas and Immigration.

English Language Requirements for Fully Funded University Alliance DTA3/COFUND International PhD Fellowships: 

Applicants must demonstrate English language competency, as specified by the respective university. For those whose first language is not English and/or if from a country where English is not the majority spoken language (as recognized by UKVI), please refer to the specific research project and/or host institution guidance for details of minimum language requirements.

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