University 50th Anniversary Scholarships Allocation 2015

The University of Kent provides a dynamic and challenging academic environment and has an excellent reputation for collaborative research with universities around the world. The University has awarded the School of Engineering and Digital Arts three 50th anniversary PhD scholarships to be called the University 50th Anniversary Scholarships. These scholarships are known as Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs – see

Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential GTAs include tuition fees at the postgraduate home/EU rate (currently £3,996) in addition to a combined maintenance grant and salary which will be approximately £13,863 per annum (figures for 2015-2016 have yet to be released). Successful students must be able to commence their research programme by 1st October 2015.

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts produces high-quality research that has had significant national and international impact, and our spread of expertise allows us to respond rapidly to new developments. There is a flourishing student population studying for postgraduate degrees in a notably friendly and supportive teaching and research environment. We are well equipped with a wide range of laboratory, studio and computing facilities and diverse software packages for teaching and research support.

As a postgraduate student you become part of a thriving research community and receive support through a wide-ranging programme of individual supervision, specialised seminars and colloquia, usually with external speakers. Kent’s Graduate School works to enhance the quality of the postgraduate student experience and ensures a supportive and vibrant postgraduate community across all our campuses.

The School has a wide-ranging list of current postgraduate research projects in all our research areas. Alternatively students may wish to suggest an appropriate self-selected PhD topic and consult the School for further discussion.

Closing deadline for applicants wishing to be considered for the University’s 50th anniversary scholarship is 31st January 2015 and will be considered upon receipt of your PhD application using the online application system.

Any queries should be directed to Tara Sutton, Recruitment Assistant (