Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Reading in UK

The University of Reading is inviting applications for students from India and other developing countries. These scholarships are available for pursuing full-time MPhil/Ph.D. programme or Taught Masters programme in September 2018.
The Felix Trustees have indicated that one scholarship available to students from ‘de
veloping countries’ is aimed primarily at candidates from Africa and excludes “all Western countries, including most of the European Community, and China / Taiwan”.
The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom. It was established in 1892 as University College, Reading and received its Royal Charter in 1926 from King George V. It was the only university to receive its charter between the two world wars and is, therefore, a red brick university.
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline:  January 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time MPhil/Ph.D. programme or Taught Masters programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: These scholarships cover tuition fees at the international rate and provide a stipend (maintenance grant) to cover living expenses (the current level of which is £13,730). They also provide generous allowances for clothes, books and a return flight home. The awards are available (depending on eligibility) for up to 3 years.
  • Number of Scholarships: Six scholarships are available
  • Nationality: Citizens of India and other developing countries
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of India and other developing countries can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: 
    • You must demonstrate financial need
    • You must possess at least a first-class honors degree from a University or comparable institution
    • You must not hold a degree from a University outside your home country
    • You must not have studied outside your home country for one year or more
    • All candidates already holding a Masters degree cannot apply for the Master’s scholarships. Indian candidates already holding a Ph.D. degree cannot apply for the Ph.D. scholarship.
    • Candidates are expected by the Trust to return to work in their home country following their study
    • You must have been accepted for admission by the University by 30 January 2018 to be considered for shortlisting. You should, therefore, apply for admission at the earliest opportunity. Candidates who have an academic condition on their offer of admission (such as completion of a qualification they are currently working towards) will need to successfully meet that condition by the short-listing stage (w/c 9 April 2018) in order to be considered for this year’s competition; they should otherwise consider applying to the competition next year.
  • English Language Requirements: 
    • International English Language Test Score: 6.5 – 7.5
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (internet-based version): 88 – 100
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English/ Certificate of Advanced English: A – C/ 193-200
    • Test of English for Educational Purposes: 6.5 – 7.5
    • Pearson English Test   Pearson: 53-67

Application Procedure:

  • Complete an online application for admission to a Postgraduate Degree at the University of Reading and hold an offer of admission by the deadline (30 January 2018).

How to Apply:Candidates must

  • Complete the electronic form at the bottom of this web page in order to express your interest in being considered for the Felix Scholarships. This will ask you to confirm that you have read (and comply with) the Felix Scholarship criteria listed above.
  • Eligible candidates will then be considered for nomination by their academic School / Department at Stage One. If you are successful in being nominated, you will receive a request on Wednesday 8 March 2017 asking you to complete a full Felix application form. This must be returned by Wednesday 15 March 2017.
  • Nominees will then be considered for shortlisting by the University level panel at the beginning of April. If you are shortlisted by the University, you will be notified. Candidates for the Indian awards will be asked by representatives of the Felix Trust to attend an interview in India during April/May 2017.


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