Ulster University offers Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) for international applicants to undertake research degree programme.

Brief Description: A number of University funded VCRS awards will be available in certain subject areas. Applicants for these awards must have, or expect to obtain in Summer 2016, the minimum of an upper second class honours degree in a specific research area (as advertised). The scholarships will cover tuition fees and a maintenance award of not less than £14,057 per annum for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance). Applications are invited from UK, European Union and overseas students.

Eligibility: To be eligible for an award

  • A candidate should hold or expect to hold by 15 August of the year of application, a first or

upper second-class Honours degree in a subject area closely related to the project to be undertaken. Other additional conditions may be set depending on the constraints of the discipline and are as advertised;

  • Applicants with up to one year current or previous registration for PhD at any institution may be considered for an award subject to the applicant providing evidence of good academic progress, formal release from all IP restrictions and ethical approval (if required). Three-year awards may be allocated to such applicants where they are taking up a new project at Ulster. In cases where the applicant is continuing with a project already commenced at Ulster, the duration of the award will be reduced by the full period of any previous registration.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing a research programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: A scholarship comprises the following subject to satisfactory progress and annual review:

  • All tuition fees for a maximum period of three years;
  • Annual maintenance allowance (£14,296, in 2016-2017 which is subject to annual adjustment). Payments for periods less than twelve months will be reduced proportionately.

National/International Students: UK, European Union and overseas students can apply for Ulster University Scholarships.

How to Apply: All applications are made online. Forms must be completed in full, including information on existing qualifications and transcripts, funding details or requirements, evidence of English language proficiency (where appropriate) and names and addresses of referees. It is advised that applicants discuss their research proposals with suitable members of academic staff prior to returning their application forms.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 24, 2017.

Scholarship Link