Fully-funded International PhD Studentships in Psychology at University of Plymouth in United Kingdom 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on April 22, 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

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details


To support the outstanding international students to achieve their degrees without worrying about financial barriers, the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom offered the International Ph.D. Studentship in Psychology for the academic year of 2022-2023. The scholarship will be covering three years of study expenses of the successful international students who will be pursuing their Doctoral Degrees in Psychology for the commencement date of October 2022 at the University of Plymouth.

Ph.D. Studentship in Psychology

The University of Plymouth wants to award the successful students with a fully-funded scholarship award for up to three years and be part of the vibrant, large, and highly collaborative Ph.D. student community and academic staff. Successful Ph.D. students can gain an access to extensive and modern well-equipped facilities and laboratories and will be supported by the dedicated team of technical staff and will be held at the newly constructed build BRIC or Brain Research and Imaging Center at the University.

The newly built Brain Research and Imaging Center at the University is one of the most advanced facilities in the South West that provides an enhanced quality of research. It is consist of seven cutting-edge laboratories in research.

Research at the school covers a wide range of topics in areas such as knowledge, learning, memory, development, health, emotions decision-making, neuroscience, and social psychology.

Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their proposal/plan with the intended supervisor before writing the proposal and applying. Schools may only consider proposals in areas where the university has experienced addressing an issue.

Scholarship Provider: University of Plymouth
About the Provider 

The University of Plymouth is one of the public universities in the United Kingdom and is regarded as the greatest university because of its international renowned for the marine and maritime education and its research offers for both local and international students has been awarded the Queen Anniversary Awards.

For over 150 years the University of Plymouth offers high-quality research and education in the United Kingdom for local and international students, founded in 1862, and is one of the higher among the highest-ranked contemporaries world educational institutions. Two-time winner of Queen’s Jubilee Awards for higher education and further education with the best research degree and reputation for innovation and sustainability.

The university is recognized as an innovative leader in higher education for sustainability, in teaching and learning, research and operations at our university. They have three main goals:
  • Have a sustainable campus
  • To enable sustainability studies and pioneering research solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges
  • To motivate the next generation of students to get out and engage with the sustainability challenges they will find in their work

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicant’s Nationality: Local and International
  • Degree Level: PhD
  • Field: Psychology
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Scholarship Awards: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Annually Offered: Yes


Before proceeding with the application process, interested students must check the eligibility of the award below:

  • The UK and international students
  • Must have a first-degree honor related to the project MSc or MRes qualifications.
  • Good communication skills in oral and written English.

Application Process

Before you start your application, make sure of the research program you are applying for. You have to register for a program called; for example, dr. Robotics, ResM Arts, Design and Architecture, MPhil Psychology, and others. Just search for a Ph.D. on the graduate application page. (program title), ResMed (program title), MPhil (program title), Ph.D. in Business Administration, etc. to start the application process. After registering, please fill in the online application form and upload the required documents

There are three admissions per year, with program start dates being October 1 (end of September for programs with compulsory teaching modules), January 1, and April 1.

If you are an international candidate, make sure you apply four and a half months before the start date of your chosen program. For local applicants, the application deadline is two and a half months before the desired program start date. Applications received outside this deadline will be considered for subsequent admissions

Please take note of the following when filling out your application:

  • The form automatically saves your progress, so there’s no “Save” button.
  • The form expires after 30 minutes of inactivity. You can always log back in and continue using the “Sign In” button in the upper right corner of this screen.
  • Use the app box for helpful tips on how best to fill out each section.
  • To register for multiple courses, please search and select all the appropriate courses at the start of the application process. Then all you have to do is fill out the application.

Required Documents 

To support the scholarship application students must submit the following:

  • research Proposal
  • Qualification Evidence like certificates, transcripts of records, master’s degree certificates, and any relevant evidence
  • English language ability
  • CV or Resume
  • Proof of financial sponsorship
  • Passport copy for international students
  • Personal Statements

Additional Requirements

(For all candidates) Two verified academic references will be required. Recommendations, regardless of the applicant, must be sent directly by the assessor to [email protected]. Only references from professionals or academic email accounts can be accepted by email.

(For university applicants) Please note that some research students at universities may have special admission requirements in addition to the standard requirements listed above, e.g. B. cover letter; Please read the information regarding your chosen project carefully to ensure you are submitting the correct supporting documents.

All students will be required to submit a research proposal (1000 words) with your application. Your research proposal should include a brief review of the relevant literature, research questions/hypotheses, a review of methods, and a timeline (must all be included in the word count; maximum 1000 words). The proposal must also identify the proposed manager and include a list of reference data (not included in the word count).

Scholarship Total Value 

The University of Plymouth will be awarding the successful students up to three years of fully-funded tuition fees and a stipend amounting to up to £16,062 per annum. The Scholarship will fully support eligible applicants for home contributions with appropriate qualifications. Applicants who are normally required to pay international fees must pay the difference between their home country tuition fees and international tuition fees of approximately £12,670 per year, 2022/23 rates.

Application Deadline 

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

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