Potential applicants must meet both the MRC’s academic and residency requirements to be eligible for these studentships.

To be eligible for a full studentship award applicants must
(a) hold, or expect to obtain before September 2020, a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (as a minimum), and
(b) be a UK or EU citizen, and
(c) have maintained ordinary residence in the UK continuously for the 3 years preceding 1 September 2020.

To be generally eligible for a fees-only studentship award applicants must
(a) hold, or expect to obtain before September 2020, a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (as a minimum), and
(b) be an EU citizen, and
(c) have maintained ordinary residence in an EU member state in the same way UK citizens must be ordinarily resident in the UK.

Please note: We are not able to consider applications for this funding where an applicant is not a UK/EU citizen, and/or would be classified as ‘overseas’ for fee status purposes.

We would encourage all potential applicants to read the detailed eligibilty information provided via the conditions of research council training grants (in particular, please see ‘Training Grant Terms and Conditions Guidance’ Annex B).

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Academic Requirements
Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain, a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree.

Those applying for the 3.5 year PhD Studentships should also preferably hold, or expect to obtain, a relevant Masters, or have a combination of relevant qualifications and experience which demonstrates equivalent ability and attainment. This may include a period of employment or internship in a relevant environment. Both transcripts and employment history will be reviewed.

Some projects have more specific requirements. These are outlined in the project’s detailed information under the relevant Projects List.

Residency Requirements

UK/EU citizens
The studentship is open to applicants who would be assessed to have UK/EU fee status, and who meet the MRC’s residency requirements. To be eligible for a full MRC Studentship award applicants must have been ordinarily resident in the UK (not for the purpose of education) throughout the 3-year period immediately preceding the date of the award to qualify for the full award. It should be noted that anyone who is resident in a country is normally subject to the residence and tax conditions of that country. A resident may or may not acquire other rights by virtue of living there, but birth or long-term residence does not automatically confer rights similar to those of citizens of that country.

Under MRC residency requirements other EU nationals may be eligible for an award to cover tuition fees only. Those applying for a fees-only award will be asked to submit a brief statement explaining how they plan to fund their living expenses.

UK or EU citizens who have not maintained ordinary residence, or who have opted for full citizenship of a country other than the UK, are not eligible for this funding.

Refugees and assylum seekers should read Annex B of the ‘Training Grant Terms and Conditions Guidance’.

 

Information from:
UKCISA – Home or Overseas Fee Status
UKCISA HE England – ‘settled’ and ‘ordinary fee status’ explained under 1.
MRC Studentship Requirements

 

 

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