Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (International)


Do you want to be part of a world-leading community?

Our Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Research Excellence aim to recognise and reward applications from outstanding international students from the Faculties of Arts, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences. In 2017 we are offering:

  • 38 full tuition fee scholarships


Opens on 01 November 2016 for 2017 entry. Closing date 10 March 2017 (12 midday UK time).

Who is eligible to apply?

You can apply for this scholarship if you:

  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
  • already hold an offer to start a full-time research degree programme*, PhD or MPhil, at our Nottingham campus with a start date that falls between 01 October 2017 and 01 February 2018 (inclusive), in any subject area** excluding Engineering***

*Please note that these scholarships are for up to each of 3 years of a research programme, subject to satisfactory progress.

**We welcome applications from suitable candidates but would particularly value applications from strong candidates wishing to work within the research priority areas of each faculty. Please check with individual faculties via the links below regarding their areas of research:

***Engineering research students should apply for the Faculty of Engineering Research Excellence PhD Scholarship.

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (International) Scholars at Nottingham

Here is what one of our 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (International) winners says about their scholarship:

"I chose to study at Nottingham because it has a world-leading astrophysics group, giving me the best possible start to the competitive academic career path that I seek... Without the scholarship, I would not have been able to accept the PhD offer at the University of Nottingham. It enabled me to study at a world-class institute and to pursue my goals of obtaining a permanent research position."

Charutha Krishnan from India, studying PhD Physics.


Find out more 

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Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

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