The Open University UK Ph.D. Studentships 2023 is now available to international students. The scholarship enables for Ph.D. level programs in Engineering taught at The Open University. The scholarship deadline is February 15, 2023. The Open University School of Engineering and Innovation (SEI) provides Ph.D. studentships to students seeking a doctorate in engineering or innovation. These studentships often cover all or part of the student’s tuition and living expenses, as well as a stipend to help with research. The specifics of the financial package may differ based on the studentship and the department supplying it. Certain projects are eligible for studentship funding from UK research councils, while others are supported by internal University funds. The support covers full tuition and a stipend, as well as an allowance for research training, travel, and conferences, among other things.Ph.D. students at the SEI are guided and supported by a network of academic personnel, including experienced research supervisors, throughout their studies. Ph.D. students at the SEI have access to a variety of research facilities and resources, including specialist engineering and innovation equipment and software, in addition to financial support. A solid academic record in a relevant field of engineering or innovation, a clear research plan, and appropriate research experience or qualifications are normally required to be eligible for a Ph.D. studentship at the SEI. You may also be expected to demonstrate a high degree of research aptitude and the capacity to work independently on a substantial research project. (Deadline: 15 February 2023)
- Ph.D. level program
- Certain projects are eligible for studentship funding from UK research councils, while others are supported by internal University funds. The support covers full tuition and a stipend, as well as an allowance for research training, travel, and conferences, among other things.
- Applicants for research council studentships must have a “relevant relationship” with the United Kingdom. A relevant connection may be established if, at the time of application/nomination: a) the candidate has been ordinarily resident in the UK for the 3-year period immediately preceding the date of an award; b) the candidate has not been resident in the UK for any part of that 3-year period wholly or primarily for the purposes of full-time education; and c) the candidate has settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 (i.e. is not subject to any restrictions).
- EU nationals residing in the UK must only meet criteria (a) from the preceding list. If they do not meet this condition, they are only eligible for financing for fees and must make other arrangements to cover living expenses.
- Projects supported domestically by the University may have less stringent prerequisites and hence be open to international candidates.
- The Open University offers all studentships with tuition and stipends that are at or above the minimum level established by the Research Councils.
Ph.D. positions at the institution are competitively granted and have stringent entrance criteria. These PhDs are often undertaken full-time, with students based on campus in Milton Keynes. Applications from students having or intending to get a first degree in any of a wide variety of fields at the first or upper-second-class level will be considered.
SEI strives to choose the finest people for any of its announced projects (see the project list) based on credentials, talents, and research acumen, but they must also consider topic balance, supervisor workload, punctuality, and fit to strategic objectives.
- A completed Open University application form may be found here: Application Process. (Please keep in mind that this is an announced studentship and that no proposals are required.)
- An academic CV with the contact information for three academic references;
- A 1000-word cover letter stating why you are interested in the project and how your talents match those required.
- Applicants must exhibit proficiency in the English language.
- You are invited to contact the project(s)’ lead supervisor(s) with any informal questions about the project and applicant eligibility.