£15,609 Living Stipend and Fully-funded Tuition fee For PhD Degree International Students in Chemistry at University of Liverpool 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

The University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom invites outstanding international students for the New Materials for Sustainable Biomass Oxidation Catalysis Studentship for the Ph.D. Degree Students in Chemical Science. International students who aim to take their skills to the next level can now start their application for the academic year of 2022-2023.

The Ph.D. Studentship for 2022, is an exciting opportunity for the Ph.D. international students to develop their skills and knowledge in the transformation of the biomass-derived chemical feedstocks into the monomers for the carbon-neutral plastics manufacturers. The Ph.D. multidisciplinary is the interface of chemistry and material science. The scholarship value will be up to £15,609 for the living stipend and other related fees and a full tuition fee coverage.

Course Description 

International students will explore the synthesis of the mixed metals oxide that is based on the vanadates, zeolites, and molybdates that will be evaluated by the students on their catalytical properties from the selective oxidation of the furan based fed to stock to the precursors of the plastic materials.

The project is a combination of the advanced structural analysis and synthetic chemistry, characterization of the sorption, and spectroscopic way of testing the catalytical properties and the opportunity to obtain and focus on one or more aspects of the projects, if you are one of the students who are interested in the developments of the crystallography, this course will be one of the central points.

The course will give an opportunity to the students to obtain the right knowledge and experience they need in materials synthesis and evaluation of the catalyst, skills in teamwork and communication in science and research will be used, and work thoroughly as a team. The position will appeal to candidates with a strong interest in the synthesis of new materials and catalysis.

It is a multidisciplinary doctor who sits at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, and manufacturing. Students will be placed in the most modern laboratories in the Factory for Materials Innovation at the University of Liverpool as part of a larger project involving teams from the University of Oxford and industry. MIF not only houses excellent university research facilities, but it is also a permanent location for many industrial scientists.

Project Wider Context

This Ph.D. program is part of a large project that aims to provide the scientific basis that will enable the UK consumer chemicals sector to be sustainable and carbon neutral. The chemical consumer goods industry produces products for cosmetics, vitamins and dietary supplements, detergents, household chemicals, soaps, perfumes, and foods. Although several steps have been taken to make the sector more sustainable, the use of primary petrochemicals and other volatile and/or polluting commodities remains widespread.

The project will develop routes for the synthesis and recycling of chemical feedstocks that are independent of primary petrochemicals. These new materials must not only be durable and carbon-neutral, but must also offer high productivity, be inexpensive for mass production, and not demonstrate long-term environmental sustainability after use. This requires new catalysts and catalytic processes.

Scholarship Provider: University of Liverpool 

About the Provider 

The University of Liverpool is a public research university in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Founded in 1881 as a college and is currently ranked 155th among the world’s best universities. The aim is to increase the quality and impact of scholarships by celebrating the success of the university and its students.

The University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for internationally recognized research. The University is constantly striving to improve the quality of the student experience and conducting pioneering research.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicant’s Nationality: International students
  • Degree Level: PhD
  • Field: Material Science and Chemistry
  • Duration: Three and Half years
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Scholarship Awards: £15,609 and full tuition fee cover
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes
  • Scholarship Country: United Kingdom


To proceed to the application process, interested students must meet the eligibility of the scholarship.

  • Must be an international student
  • Be able to be admitted to the Ph.D. Degree at the University of Liverpool.
  • Must have good communication skills.

Application Process 

The application process for the scholarship is made easy and accessible for international students, an online application portal is provided by the University of Liverpool. The students must be able to complete the application form and the admission process of the university.

Required Materials 

As part of the application process, students are required to submit the following:

  • Official transcript of records
  • Certificates of degree
  • School or College transcript
  • Personal Statements
  • English Language Certificates
  • Two references are signed and must be on the letterhead paper
  • Academic references
  • Research proposal

The applications are primarily evaluated on the basis of previous and expected academic achievements, so you must complete the application form completely. If you wish to apply for a course of study within the framework of a cooperation agreement with another university, then it must be stated in the application.

References can be uploaded directly or can be emailed to the department of admission at the university. For the admission process, the students must demonstrate that they have good communication skills in oral and written English and can satisfy the requirements of the University of Liverpool, the admission department will ask for the student Master’s degree certificates and their evidence of academic achievements.

Scholarship Benefits 

Student support is funded by the EPSRC as part of a company-led research collaboration between leading UK companies and their long-term university partners.

The studentship awards will pay the successful student’s tuition fee and a living stipend for three and half years. The maintenance grant will be valued at up to £15,609 pa and will have the possibility to increase.

Successful students must read and agreed to the terms and conditions of the scholarship. The scholars are required to maintain their academic merits and be able to interact with the community and researchers of the team.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until November 22, 2022. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

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