How to apply to research PhD in UK

posted
28-Apr-19, 10:53
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by Zhen
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posted about 3 weeks ago
Hi there,

I am looking for a PhD opening in UK. I am a little bit confused about the scholarships. Is applying to the scholarship equals to applying to the PhD itself? should I apply to the University first, and then find the scholarship?

Thanks in advance
posted
08-May-19, 14:59
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Hi!

No, they are separate technically. A scholarship (funding) usually must come together with a PhD, but you can be accepted to do a PhD without having a scholarship (funding), in which case you would be looking at self-funding.

To be honest I don't know much about scholarships per se - just research council funding (studentships). In the case of those, you apply for the PhD at the university and you also apply for the funding via the university.

Someone had a similar question below. Not sure if it will help. Others may explain it better!

https://www.postgraduateforum.com/thread-55606/

Best of luck!
posted
08-May-19, 15:30
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by eng77
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Hello.
First you have to find a supervisor who is happy to supervise you and happy to help you to apply for appropriate funding either in Uni or councils. To be honest, you will hear a lot "I am happy with your application but I have no funding available". Also for non EU students, it is far more complicated. Everyone wants to go to the UK to do a PhD while the funding is limited

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