May 16, 2013

Postgraduate Research Opportunities for International Students

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Course(s) Offered: Life & Health Sciences
Course Level: PG Research/ PhD
Provider: Aston University
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
Applications are invited for three-year PG Research Scholarships for International Students to be undertaken in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University to start in July 2013 or October 2013. The School of Life and Health Sciences is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to pursue cutting-edge research.

In the 2008 RAE, 85% of the research in the School of Life and Health Sciences was ranked as being of international quality, and the School was ranked 3rd out of 63 UK University submissions to Allied Health Professions and Studies for quality and volume of research. The School had a research income of £5.7m in 2011/12 and has a current population of 147 PG research students.

Applicants should have or expect to have:
  • A good Bachelor’s (Hons.) degree (1st class or upper 2nd) or hold an MSc in a relevant discipline.
  • A level of English Language equal to a minimum score of 620 (260 minimum in computer test) in TOEFL OR IELTS with minimum marks of 6.5 in each section and an overall band of 7.0.
Selection Criteria:
Scholarships for international students will be awarded competitively on merit.

Eligible groups
International students from any country (including Indian nationals)

Participating Institutions
School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University, United Kingdom.

Fields of study
For pursuing Postgraduate Research/ PhD programs in the Life & Health Sciences.
Projects are available in research groups allied to: Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Pharmacy, Optometry and Psychology.

Number of awards
A total of Twelve (12) scholarships are available. Six (6) have been reserved for Indian students only.

Sponsorship duration
Scholarships are for 3 years, subject to a satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, and are available for July 2013 or October 2013 Registration.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarships will cover payment of £7,000 per year towards tuition fees [International fees: approx. £14,200 per year].

Method of Application
To apply, the school recommends that applicants to the School of Life & Health Sciences’ postgraduate research degree programmes first check the list of research projects currently available on their Research Opportunities page or by visiting the Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences or Health Sciences area pages prior to completing an application form.

You may then complete the online application form on the 'HOW TO APPLY' page of the school's official website (link to it is below).

The applications deadlines are 13th May 2013 for July 2013 entry and 8th July 2013 for October 2013 entry.

Please note:
Interested applicants may apply till 13th May 2013 for July 2013 entry and 8th July 2013 for October 2013 entry.

Application Deadline: 13 May / 8 July 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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