U21 Joint PhD
This joint PhD programme, launched by the Universitas 21 network in May 2009, enables doctoral students to embark on joint degrees which will considerably enhance their research and employment opportunities on an international scale.
This new U21 initiative will allow research students to embark on joint PhD programmes at leading universities across the globe.
A Memorandum of Understanding agreed by 14 of the network’s universities in May 2009, provides a framework for creating tailor-made programmes of study, taking individual research needs into account and enabling students to live and work in two different countries. A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding is available to download in pdf format.
The institutions involved in the Joint PhD programme
- Australia: University of Melbourne; University of New South Wales; University of Queensland
- Canada: University of British Columbia; McGill University
- Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong
- India: University of Delhi
- Ireland: University College Dublin
- New Zealand: University of Auckland
- South Korea: Korea University
- Sweden: Lund University
- United Kingdom: University of Birmingham; University of Edinburgh; University of Glasgow; University of Nottingham
Guidelines on the operation of this scheme for supervisors at the University of Nottingham and for students interested in undertaking a PhD through this route at the University of Nottingham are available to download:
Guidelines from U21 for students and supervisors (Word 1.72MB)
Funding for this scheme may be available through academic schools, and students should contact the relevant school for further information.
Students interested in self-funding their studies on this scheme should contact the school in which they wish to undertake their PhD.
Universitas 21 is an international network of research-led universities. It aims to promote and achieve collaboration, co-operation and work of a comprehensive nature, drawing on a strong bond of collegiality found between similarly-minded universities all of whom occupy a highly regarded status in their respective global regions and among the global league tables.
U21 Member List
National University of Singapore
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tecnológico de Monterrey
The Ohio State University
University College Dublin
University of Amsterdam
University of Auckland
University of Birmingham
University of British Columbia
University of Connecticut
University of Delhi
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Hong Kong
University of Johannesburg
University of Maryland
University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales
University of Nottingham
University of Queensland