Teaching Studentships offer a tuition fee waiver (at the home/EU rate) and a stipend of at least £5000. The studentship covers three years of full time PhD registration and funds the studentship holder for up to 6 months (paid pro rata) of their writing-up year. In addition, the Teaching Studentship includes a defined teaching role and training programme offering the opportunity to gain valuable experience and career development at the same time as carrying out doctoral research. The teaching workload, including training, preparation and marking time is usually expected to be around 50 hours. The actual number of hours depends upon the specific teaching studentship. The eligible department will offer further guidance on the specific expectations of a particular Teaching Studentship.
In order to be eligible you must:
There is one Scholarship available in each of the eligible departments.
|Department||Area of Teaching Scholarship||Stipend||Deadline|
|Environment||Environmental Economics area||£5000||
Deadline extended to:
3 August 2012
|History / CMS||Any area of historical specialism supported by the History Department or the Centre for Medieval Studies||£5000||Expired|
|Law||Property Law (including the law of trusts)||£5000||Expired|
|Physics||Fusion Energy and Plasma Applications||£13590||Expired|
Scholarship applications shoulc be submitted online. We are only able to accept scholarship applications from individuals who already hold an offer of a place on the relevant programme. The deadline for applications is usually 4pm on 30 April each year before entry the following October. Please refer to the 'Eligibility and Availability' section to verify the specific deadline for a given scholarship. To ensure fairness and transparency we do not accept applications after the deadline.
We begin accepting scholarship applications from November via the online application form.
Your application will be logged and you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks of submitting your application please email email@example.com. Please note that if you submit you application within two weeks of the deadline then it will not be possible to confirm receipt of your application before the deadline.
Once the deadline has passed, all eligible applications are forwarded to the relevant Scholarships Committee for consideration.
There are a limited number of awards available. The Scholarships Committee will therefore use a set of allocation criteria to choose the successful candidate(s) from the pool of eligible candidates.
The allocation criteria are:
The successful candidate is the applicant that best meets the allocation criteria for the Scholarship. Decisions are based on the evidence submitted to and verified by the relevant Scholarship Committee. In some cases a Committee will identify a reserve candidate in case the initially successful candidate is unable to accept the offer of the Scholarship for any reason.
Allocation decisions are made throughout May, June, July and August before the October start.
All applicants will be contacted with the results of their application by email in the first instance.
Successful candidates will be sent a formal letter confirming the offer of the Scholarship. The letter sets out the value and duration of the award. The letter asks candidates to accept the Terms of the Scholarship.
Fee waivers are paid directly to the University on behalf of the award holder and will be deducted from the award holder's account. Award holders will be responsible for paying any outstanding fees.
The Teaching Studentship does not cover the Continuation fee charged in the writing-up year as this fee is not a tuition fee. The award holder will be responsible for paying this fee themselves.
Stipends are paid quarterly in October, January, April and July each year. Award holders will be asked for bank details so that stipends can be paid directly into a prefered bank account.
Continued receipt of all scholarships is conditional upon satisfactory academic progress. Scholarship holders should notify the Student Financial Support Unit in the following circumstances:
The Student Financial Support Unit may request progress updates from the supervisors of award holders in order to monitor academic progress.