Fee scholarship 2019 entry

We are offering over 40 PhD Fee Scholarships to support talented international doctoral researchers. These awards consist of a scholarship to cover the difference between international and UK/EU tuition fees or a 25 per cent fee discount.

About the Fee scholarship 2019 entry

These awards are available for students starting their doctorate in October 2019.

The University of Surrey is committed to recruiting and supporting talented doctoral researchers to underpin its ambitious research strategy. You will be joining our world-class, research-led University at an exciting time. With the recent establishment of the Doctoral College we offer an outstanding research environment with a supportive community that connects supervisors, doctoral researchers, and research support staff across all three of the university’s faculties. You will have access to invaluable training throughout your doctorate and we will support you to achieve your career aspirations. 

We are a multi-disciplinary institution and all of our subject areas are eligible to apply for the Fee Scholarship awards. Find out more about our postgraduate research courses and our faculties:

Eligibility criteria for the Fee scholarship 2019 entry

These awards are available for international students starting their doctorate in October 2019. We welcome applications from prospective full-time and part-time students. All research courses are eligible, except for PsychD programmes.

Please note: the competition is not open to existing PhD students. 

How to apply for the Fee scholarship 2019 entry

If you are interested in applying, please follow the three-stage process below to help you prepare and submit your application.

1. Identify and speak to a prospective supervisor

Within each of the faculty pages you will find links to academic schools and departments and staff lists. Use the staff lists to identify a prospective supervisor. Contact your prospective supervisor to discuss project options before completing the application. If you have difficulty identifying a prospective supervisor, the PGR Director for the department might be able to help you.

2. Apply for a place on a postgraduate research course 

Once you have discussed your project with a prospective supervisor you will need to make an application for a place on a postgraduate research course; you can do this through the course page. Please make sure you indicate on your application that you are applying for the Fee Scholarship award. You are also advised to ensure that you include your degree transcripts and references in the application – not providing these documents can slow the process down. The deadline to submit an application for a place on a postgraduate research course is 12:00 GMT Friday 7 June 2019.

3. Complete the Fee Scholarship application

In addition to applying for a place on a postgraduate research course, you will also need to complete the Fee Scholarship application form. This is your application for funding and will be used to select successful candidates for funding. Please also refer to the guidance notes which will assist you in filling in the application form. Once you have completed your form, please submit it to phdstudentships@surrey.ac.uk by the deadline of 12:00 GMT on Friday 7 June 2019.  

Following the application deadline, your application will be considered by an academic panel. If you are successful, you will be required to start your programme in October 2019.


Application deadline

Contact details

For further information please contact phdstudentships@surrey.ac.uk.