Roehampton University-Sacred Heart (RUSH) PhD Studentships

University of Roehampton
PhD Degree

Deadline: 5 Dec 2016
Study in:  UK
Course starts 1 Oct 2017 

Brief description:

Thanks to generous funding from the Society of the Sacred Heart, three fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships are available for new overseas students, starting 1 October 2017. The studentships are for the support of three candidates with a strong academic record and the potential for academic excellence at doctoral level.

Preference will be given to candidates from lower or middle income countries. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to contributing to their home community through their planned research project or area of study, and through their future career plans.

Host Institution(s):

University of Roehampton, UK

Level/Field of study:

PhD Programme where the planned research project or area of study, may be, for example, related to education, human rights, theology/philosophy, other topics relevant to justice, community service, environmental development.

This is only an indicative list; no disciplinary areas are excluded, and specific projects and intentions will be assessed in relation to the broad criterion of making a contribution to the student’s home community.

Number of Awards:


Target group:

Open to all international students but preference will be given to candidates from lower or middle income countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship covers the fees at overseas rates, stipend at Research Council UK rates, currently £16,057 (tax-free), and contribution to research project costs.

The scholarships are for 3 years, subject to annual assessments of  satisfactory progress.


You must meet the standard requirements for PhD study at Roehampton. The criteria are:

•  Academic excellence – record to date and potential

• Nationality and domicile (candidates must declare all nationalities held; preference will be given to those who are solely citizens of and domiciled in lower-middle income countries*)

• Commitment to contributing to the student’s home community

• Fit of proposed project to the research environment at Roehampton and available supervisory expertise

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Prior to submitting a full application, candidates should contact a potential academic supervisor at Roehampton to discuss their project ideas.  Applications should be submitted by 5 December 2016.

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