£15,609 University Of Surrey Vice Chancellor’s Studentship Award, UK 2022-23

Written by David on January 21, 2022

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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

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    University Of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, United Kingdom. +44 (0)1483 300800

The University of Surrey is pleased to announce the establishment of the Vice Chancellor’s Studentship Award for the academic year 2022-2023 in order to attract exceptional global research talent in order to fulfill its mission of transforming lives around the world through research and education. Applicants with International Fee Status who wish to apply to any of our PhD programs are welcome to apply. Candidates who are chosen will receive 3.5 years of full-time tuition fee waiver and stipend at the standard UKRI rate per annum, as well as a £3,000 Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) to be used during the funded period.

This scheme is a collaboration between the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), our University, and a wide range of leading civil engineering companies, and it is open to a large number of qualified students each year. Midway through their first year, all successful applicants are carefully matched with a suitable company. Throughout their course, the company will be responsible for their practical training and will fund the scholarship. In exchange, students will be paid to train with them during the summer vacation at the end of each academic year.

International Students are welcome to apply for the University of Surrey Vice Chancellor’s Studentship Award, UK 2022-23. The scholarship allows for PhD-level studies in any subject taught at the University of Surrey. The scholarship deadline is October 1, 2022.


About the Scholarship:

The University of Surrey is a prestigious university in the English town of Guildford. This public research university was established in 1966 after receiving a royal charter, but its origins can be traced back to 1891, when the Battersea Polytechnic Institute was founded. This institute began focusing on science and technology in 1920, and it was designated as a ‘College of Advanced Technology’ in 1956. The following year, it was renamed Battersea College of Technology. The decision to relocate the college to Guildford was made in 1962. The Robbins Report proposed in 1963 that Battersea College expand its wings and become a full-fledged university.


In 2016, the university celebrated its 125th anniversary and was named University of the Year in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. The university is divided into two campuses, one in Stag Hill and one in Manor Park. The Manor Park campus was established in response to space constraints at their flagship Stag Hill campus. The Manor Park campus also houses student housing, Surrey Sports Park, and the School of Veterinary Medicine. Furthermore, the university’s Surrey Research Park, which was established in 1985, houses over 100 firms employing nearly 2500 people. The University of Surrey is divided into three faculties, which are further subdivided into 22 schools and departments. The three faculties are the faculties of arts and social sciences, engineering and physical sciences, and health and medical sciences. Furthermore, in order to assist the faculties, the university has established two related departments (department of higher education and department of technology-enhanced learning). Surrey International Institute-DUFE (SII-DUFE) was established in China in 2006 through a collaboration between the university and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. To reach a wider range of students, the university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of fields. Furthermore, it provides research courses in a variety of disciplines such as chemistry, creative writing, clinical psychology, computer science, economics, English literature, law, politics, and physics. Scholarships and bursaries are available to international students at the university. Students can also enroll in university-based continuing professional development/short courses. The University of Surrey provides career opportunities in a variety of fields such as research, teaching, operational and professional services, and technical and experimental research.


The university has a large network of alumni from various fields. Ann Keen (Labour Member of Parliament), Kay Swinburne (Conservative Member of the European Parliament), Hassan Diab (Lebanese Education Minister), Rilwan Lanre Babalola (Nigerian Cabinet Minister), Tony Attwood (psychologist), Susan Blackmore (parapsychologist), Nigel Williams (radio presenter), Sarah Tan (broadcaster), and Behrouz Afagh are among the notable names (BBC executive). Aside from natural beauty, the county of Surrey has some excellent educational institutions, one of which is the University of Surrey. The Battersea Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1891 before becoming known as the University of Surrey. By 1956, the Polytechnic’s reputation had grown to the point where it was designated as a college of advanced technology. Finally, in 1957, it was renamed the Battersea College of Technology. Due to its outstanding academic work, the College was elevated to the status of a university in 1963, following the proposal of the Robbins Report. Surrey University has a number of joint academic partnerships. It has a joint venture called the Surrey International Institute –DUFE with the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian (SII-DUFE). This collaboration provides high-quality programs in Business Management and Tourism Management. It also has a partnership with the Guildford School of Acting (GSA), which offers acting and musical theatre courses. Aside from its rich history and enlightening collaborations with various universities, it offers a diverse range of subjects such as business, management, health sciences, psychology, veterinary medicine, and science, among many others. As a result, students can select their preferred subject area and excel in their respective fields.


The University of Surrey UK is well-known for its educational excellence. International students attend this prestigious university because of its excellent teaching and student outcomes. If you are thinking about studying abroad at this university, you will be pleased to know that it has a wide range of course options. Undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, postgraduate research degrees, and continuing professional development are all available. International students from more than 120 countries study at Surrey University. As a result, it is without a doubt one of the most culturally diverse universities in the United Kingdom. Aside from providing excellent education, the University attracts international students because of its strong support system and diverse resources. The University of Surrey provides its students with a sprawling campus worth approximately £400 million. This includes £130 million for student housing, £236 million for the Surrey Sports Park, £16 million for library and learning center facilities, and £4.5 million for the Ivy Art Centre.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  University of Surrey

Host Country(s):  United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth: £15,609

Study Level: PHD

Nationality:  International Students


Scholarship Offer: 

  1. International tuition fees are fully covered.
  2. Annual stipend at UKRI rates (currently £15,609)
  3. A £3,000 Research Training Support Grant to cover the funded period.

Eligibility for Scholarship 

  1. Qualification requirements will differ depending on the PhD program chosen.
  2. All doctoral programs are eligible. Programmes such as PsychD, MD, PDS, and EngD are not eligible.
  3. The required English language level or score varies by course. Specific requirements can be found on our postgraduate research course pages.


The  University Of Surrey Vice Chancellor’s Studentship Award, UK 2022-23 is open to all international students


Documents Requirement

  1. Complete application form.
  2. Scanned copies of signed certificates or transcripts.
  3. English proficiency test scores.
  4. A copy of your passport.
  5. A personal statement (for non-research courses)
  6. A research proposal (for research courses only)
  7. Contact details of two referees.


Application Procedure

Please follow the steps outlined below to prepare and submit your application.


  1. Locate and contact a potential supervisor.

You can find staff lists for our academic schools and departments on the web pages of our academic schools and departments. Before completing the application, please contact a potential supervisor to discuss project options. If you are having trouble finding a potential supervisor, the PGR Director for the relevant department may be able to assist you.

  1. Apply for a postgraduate research course.

Once you’ve discussed your project with a potential supervisor, you’ll need to apply for a spot on the relevant course page.

Please indicate on your application that you are interested in the Vice Chancellors Studentship Award 2022.

The deadline for applying for a place on a doctoral program for this studentship award is Monday, January 17, 2022, at 23:59 GMT.

  1. Submit an application for Doctoral College Studentships.

In addition to applying for a postgraduate research course, you must also fill out the application form (WORD). This is your funding application, and it will be used to select successful candidates for funding. Please also refer to the guidance notes (PDF) for help filling out the application form.

  1. Once you have completed your form, please email it to [email protected] by Monday, January 17, 2022, at 23:59 GMT. Applications that are incomplete or late will not be accepted.

What comes next?

Your application will be reviewed by an academic panel after the deadline. By Tuesday, March 1, 2022, you will be notified if you have been successful in obtaining a studentship award. If you are chosen, you will be expected to begin your program in October 2022.


Scholarship Deadline 

The application deadline for University Of Surrey Vice Chancellor’s Studentship Award, UK 2022-23 is 01 Oct 2022.


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