Universitas 21 (U21) PhD Scholarships, applications now open

Are you a PGR student looking to travel to enhance your research?

International Relations offer a number of scholarships each year to assist PGR students in travelling to our U21 partners to further their research.

Each scholarship is up to £1,500 for travel and subsistence costs. A visit would normally be around one month in duration, and applications are for travel in the following academic year (i.e. bids submitted during 2018-19 will be for visits between 1August 2019 and 31 July 2020). 

For a full list of U21 members please visit their official website.

Please note, the deadline to apply is Sunday 24th March, 23:00.

PGR student Usman Tasiu Abdurrahman (School of Engineering) recently travelled to the National University of Singapore (NUS) on his Scholarship and shares his experience on the opportunity.

“I have gained a lot of benefits including widening my professional network as a result of being engaged with other academics at NUS and contacts from Singapore’s rail industry, being confident to write academic articles in an international context demonstrating first-hand experience… I have established a life-long relationship with my U21 host university through the host supervisor and a number of researchers in the university.”

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, there will be information sessions to learn more and hear from previous PGR beneficiaries, these will be held on:

  • Thursday 7th February, 12:00-13:00, Westmere House Seminar Room
  • Wednesday 27th February, 12:00-13:00, Law G16
  • Monday 11th March, 12:00-13:00, University House 105

For more information visit the U21 PhD Scholarships intranet page to access the application form, guidance notes, details of previous Scholars and contact details.