Scholarships Merit-based
University of Kent

SoCoBio, South Coast Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (BBSRC)

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18622 GBP
United Kingdom
Not specified
Application deadline


University of Kent stands for ambition, with their diverse community of staff and students committed to making a difference at regional, national and global level. It’s something they’re very proud of.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • other


Covers a wide range of disciplines, including biomolecular sciences, genetics, developmental biology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, animal sciences, plant sciences, neurobiology and psychology, human diet and health, biomaterials science, soil science and related areas of engineering.

Applicable programmes


These scholarships include tuition fees (UK level tuition fees only but some bursaries are available to cover international fees also), a Research Council stipend (2023/24 rate £18,622) and research training funds.


  • Both home and international students are eligible for the full award funding (stipend to support living costs and fees at research institutions UK rate) but the number of international studentships awarded per cohort is capped by UKRI at 30% per cohort.
  • Further information on eligibility for international students can be found on the UKRI website: International Eligibility Guidance
  • Candidates should have a BSc/MSci 2:1 and/or Masters (MSc or MRes) at Merit/Distinction level (>60%) and/or evidence of significant relevant professional experience equivalent to Masters level.
  • SoCoBio welcomes applications from candidates with sustained experience beyond their undergraduate degree level that is specifically relevant to biosciences research. This includes students with degrees in science or engineering-disciplines outside of biology.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

It is strongly advised to contact potential supervisors to discuss your application or contact Colin and Jenny for information before applying.



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