Maintenance funding for European student for a PhD in the UK

posted
21-Nov-16, 13:37
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by Colm
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posted about 3 years ago
Hi everyone,
I am a French student and I'm looking for a PhD. I have found several positions in the UK but there's always the eligibility criteria for funding "Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship.This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences)". As I haven't live in the UK for 3 years, I'm not eligible for most fundings. Do you have any idea of where I could apply for a scholarship for stipend ?
Thanks !
posted
21-Nov-16, 15:54
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posted about 3 years ago
I think most should be including EU students as well? Are you sure this is not the case?
posted
21-Nov-16, 19:35
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by Dunham
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Colm:
Hi everyone,
I am a French student and I'm looking for a PhD. I have found several positions in the UK but there's always the eligibility criteria for funding "Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship.This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences)". As I haven't live in the UK for 3 years, I'm not eligible for most fundings. Do you have any idea of where I could apply for a scholarship for stipend ?
Thanks !


There are not many options. You can contact group leaders directly or you can look for advertised positions that are open to everyone (no matter if you are from Brazil, Australia or Russia). The ones for British and European students almost always have the residence criterium. There were several threads about this already.
posted
24-Nov-16, 16:38
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by yirara
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posted about 3 years ago
I know what you mean with needing to be resident for 3 years. I ran into the same problem and could not take on a couple of very interesting projects due to that. :( Actually, some profs told me right out that they'd not accept me due to that as they'd rather have someone who can work on the PhD rather than go hunting for funding. It's a real shame.

In the end I was offered two PhDs with industry funding, one of which in the UK. I'm still waiting for the outcome of the third application I sent out. Also funded, but better :)

If you can find a project that is funded by anything but the research council then go for it. Otherwise it might be a good idea to look elsewhere. Netherlands pay a proper salary for PhDs, Germany in some cases as well. Scandinavia looks quite ok as well.

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