University of Manchester President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award 2024 (Fully-funded)

University of Manchester President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award: Applications are hereby welcomed from international students as the University of Manchester offers more than 100 studentships every year through the President’s Doctoral Scholar Award scheme, launched by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell.

The PDS Award will give the most outstanding students from around the world a foundation to support research training with prominent academics across a full range of subjects.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Manchester, UK

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): University of Manchester, UK

Study level: PhD Program

Scholarships Worth: All University tuition fees at the International rate

Number of Awards: 100+

Nationality: International students


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University of Manchester President’s Doctoral Scholar Award | DETAILS

The University will only consider applications for these full scholarships once you receive a formal offer. Application forms will be provided to the Primary Supervisor following the issue of an offer letter to the candidate for a PhD programme.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are expected to meet the following eligibility criteria for the University of Manchester President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award

  • Hold a conditional/unconditional offer for a PhD programme to commence in September 2024;
  • Hold (or are about to obtain) a first-class honours undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) from a reputable institution;
  • Ideally, hold a master’s-level qualification at merit or distinction (or international equivalent);
  • Have a track record of engaging with research. This may include contributions to publications/articles, promoting their research to a wider audience, prizes for research or project work;
  • Must be interested in attending a series of exclusive events to facilitate interactions with our academic community and network with other PDS award holders.

Scholarship Benefits

  • All university tuition fees at the international rate;
  • An annual stipend (at UKRI rate) plus a £1,000 stipend enhancement.

Successful PDS Award holders will have the opportunity to:

  • Be invited to attend a series of exclusive events where you can meet The University of Manchester’s President and Vice Chancellor, interact closely with our academic community and network with other PDS Awards students;
  • Benefit from international research leadership under distinguished scholars;
  • Become a PDS Awards ambassador for the University;
  • Benefit from our extensive transferable skills training for PhD researchers.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: If you wish to be considered, you must first follow all the usual admissions processes and receive a conditional/unconditional PhD offer. As such, we ask that online PhD applications are submitted.

On your application form in the funding section, state that you intend to apply for a PDS Award. See information on potential projects and supervisors and information on how to submit an online PhD application.

All PDS applications will be reviewed internally and a shortlist of candidates will be interviewed before final offers on funding are made. Interviews are expected to take place in mid-March 2024. We will award three fully-funded scholarships within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2024

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