Elite Doctoral Researcher Scholarships 2012 - 2013

The University Graduate School is pleased to announce that it has ten Elite Doctoral Researcher Scholarships available for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The Scholarships are available to outstanding overseas candidates of the highest academic aptitude holding an offer of a place to study on a PhD at the University of Birmingham starting in October 2012.

Candidates from the Colleges of Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences are eligible to be considered for these awards.

A successful applicant will typically be top of their cohort of undergraduate students. The applicant’s profile of marks will be exemplary (equivalent to high first class with no marks in the IIi equivalent category or below). The quality of the institution should be judged by world university rankings. Applicants could already have research published in international journals as a result of Masters level research for instance. Their references will attest to qualities of academic achievement or research potential that make the candidate stand out above their peers. They may have won prizes within their institution, or even international prizes.

The Scholarship is conditional on nominated candidates achieving a first class mark (or equivalent) in their final examinations before beginning their PhD at the University of Birmingham.

Potential candidates for the University Graduate School Doctoral Researcher Elite Scholarships should be nominated by their School or College.

Guidance Notes and Scholarship Terms and Conditions documents are available at: www.graduateschool.bham.ac.uk/rsa/researchcouncils/drelite.shtml