Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships 2016

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is delighted to be able to offer The Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships for new PhD students starting in the academic year 2016/17.

The University of Kent provides a dynamic and challenging academic environment and has an excellent reputation for collaborative research with universities around the world. We have scholarships available for new research students who wish to undertake a PhD programme in September 2016. The scholarships, known as Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships will be awarded 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 £4,052) in addition to a combined maintenance grant and salary which will be approximately £14,057 per annum (figures for 2016-2017 have yet to be released).

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 scholarships is 31st January 2016 and will be considered upon receipt of your PhD application using the online application system.

Any queries should be directed to Tara Sutton, Recruitment Co-ordinator