Scholarship Description: For the academic year beginning 1 October 2018 Open University Business School is inviting applications for a number of full-time funded PhD studentships.
Scholarship provider: The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education. The majority of the OU’s undergraduate students are based throughout the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus; many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can also be studied anywhere in the world. Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Degree Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of business and management.
Scholarship Benefits: The studentships cover tuition fees, a generous research training support grant and a stipend (circa £14,533 per annum) for 36 months.
Eligible Nationalities: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants for the PhD programme should have minimum qualifications of an upper second class honours degree 2:1 (or an equivalent) and usually a specialist masters in a subject relevant to the intended study with a strong research element.
English Language Requirements: Applicants who speak English as a foreign language and/or are applying for a Tier 4 visa must have achieved SELTS (Secure English Language Test) from a UK Border Agency-approved provider at level B2 or above in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), in all four elements (reading, writing, listening, speaking).
Application Procedure: Applications must include the following:
- A 1000 word proposal which indicates your knowledge of the literature, methods and likely approach to your project of interest
- A covering letter indicating your suitability for the project
- A completed application form
- Certificates with transcripts, if possible, confirming your professional qualifications relevant to your application
Application procedure: The mode of applying is online.
Deadline: March 29, 2018