Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Research Excellence at University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is offering several opportunities to outstanding international students who wish to pursue a PhD or MPhil research programme at the University.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Research Excellence aim is to recognise and reward applications from outstanding international students from the Faculties of Arts, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences.

The University of Nottingham welcomes applications from suitable candidates but would particularly value applications from strong candidates wishing to work within the research priority areas of each faculty.

TypeFull-time Research Degree Programme, PhD or MPhil

Number of Awards: 38

Award providers: University of Nottingham

Offered annually: Yes

To be taken at: University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Eligible Nationality: Students classified as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes

Fields of study:  Degree Program in any subject area offered by the Faculties of Arts, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences at the Nottingham Campus. Each faculty has research priority areas; please check with individual faculties regarding their areas of research.

*Engineering research students should apply for the Dean of Engineering Research Scholarship for International Excellence.

Scholarship value/duration: The scholarships cover the full tuition fee.   The scholarships are for up to each of 3 years of a research programme, subject to satisfactory progress.


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 the Nottingham campus with a start date that falls between 1 October 2017 and 1 February 2018 (inclusive), in any subject area, excluding Engineering

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You must have applied and obtained an offer of study at Nottingham before applying for the scholarship. Application for admission to study at Nottingham must be received at least six weeks before the scholarship closing date to allow time for the Admissions office to process the application and confirm your offer, before you can apply for the scholarship.  The closing date for scholarships applications is 10 March 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Website:

Application Deadline: 10 March, 2018 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts Sept-Oct 2018

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