Doctoral Career Development Scholarships (DCDS) Competition in UK, 2014

The Aberystwyth University offers approximately new 12 DCDS awards and 3 additional President’s scholarships for the September 2014 intake. PhD scholarships are available for UK/EU or non-EU students. The Aberystwyth University doctoral (PhD) scholarship (DCDS) scheme offers a package of research, training and career development for full-time PhD students. Applicants have or expect to obtain at least upper second class honours in their first degree and achievement of 7.0 in IELTS, or equivalent, as the normal case, for non-UK students (before the end of March 2014 at the latest).. The Aberystwyth University doctoral (PhD) scholarship (DCDS) scheme offers a package of research, training and career development for full-time PhD students. These awards are tailored to enable students to develop the necessary skills required to meet their career choices and offer a breadth of development opportunities to enhance their research, teaching and transferable skills. Students within the scheme will make an agreed contribution to the Department and University as a condition of the PhD scholarship. Teaching is not the only option though. The career development contribution could involve research, editorial work, professional placements, or other personal development opportunities which are also helpful to the Department concerned..  The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD level at the Aberystwyth University in UK.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? have or expect to obtain at least upper second class honours in your first degree
· apply and be offered a place for doctoral study at Aberystwyth
· achievement of 7.0 in IELTS, or equivalent, as the normal case, for non
· UK students (before the end of March 2014 at the latest)
· be commencing your doctoral study in September 2014
Benefits of the scholarship: Successful candidates will receive a grant for up to three years which will cover their tuition fees (up to the UK/EU rate of approx. £3900) and also provide them with a maintenance allowance of approximately  £13,726 per annum and access to a travel and conference fund (max. £500 per annum). Scholarships commence from the main intake: September 2014. There will be approximately new 12 DCDS awards available for the September 2014 intake. Non-EU students would have to cover the difference between UK/EU tuition fees and the non-EU tuition fees (approx. £8,350 to £8,600) from their scholarship. However, there will be 3 additional President’s Scholarships,
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Scholarships will be offered for three years.
Number of scholarships:  There will be approximately new 12 DCDS awards and 3 additional President’s scholarships available for the September 2014 intake.

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