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Apply For Sacred Heart PhD Scholarships At Roehampton University (RUSH) In UK

Thanks to generous funding from the Society of the Sacred Heart, three fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships are available for new Nigerian 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.

The scholarship covers the fees at overseas rates, stipend at Research Council UK rates, currently £16,057 (tax-free) Approx. N7,386,220, 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

How To Apply

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.

It is important to read the scholarship brochure and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: 5 December 2016.

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