PhD opportunities for UK/EU/International students at the University of Leeds

There are a couple of PhD opportunities coming up in my department at the University of Leeds for UK/EU/international students. Anyone who is interested, or knows someone who might be, get in touch. Areas of interest are around (i) insect ecology/evolution, (ii) biological responses to climate change, or (iii) aquatic ecology. The competition is fierce, but you have to be in it to win it!  Get in touch if you are interested in applying and we can discuss ideas.

Details of schemes:

University Research Scholarships – 18 Awards

Deadline is 18 January 2013

University Research Scholarships are available for students from the United Kingdom and other EU countries who are commencing PhD study from October 2013. Applicants must hold at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent undergraduate degree. Up to 18 scholarships will be available and will cover academic fees and an annual maintenance grant (£13,590 per annum in Session 2012/13 – full-time rate). Please see this document for more details.
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Leeds International Research Scholarship – 9 awards per round

Round 1 – Applicant deadline: 21 January 2013 (PhD start date would be Oct 2013)
Round 2 – Applicant deadline: 5 July 2013 (PhD start date would be Jan 2014)

These are extremely competitive and only open to non-UK students (i.e. those who would pay full international fees) with equivalent 1st-class degrees.  The award will cover full international fees and a maintenance grant of £10,000 per annum for the duration of the scholarship.  There are no additional allowances for travel or research costs.  The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.  Full details are available in this document.
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China Scholarship Council (10 awards)

Applicant deadline:  4 January 2013

These awards are only open to Chinese citizens or permanent residents who are currently resident in China.  The award will cover full international fees.  The China Scholarship Council will pay a maintenance grant, return economy air travel to and from the UK and visa application fees to successful applicants.  The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.  Details are available in this document.

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