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PhDs (Cotutelle) Scholarships for EU Students at University of Kent, 2020

If you are interested in starting your academic journey at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK, then you can apply for the European PhDs (Cotutelle) international awards at the University of Kent.

The funding intends to assist international fee-paying candidates by offering financial aids programmes to help students with a 50% tuition fee waiver as an award. The grant is available for the academic session 2020/2021.

Established in 1965, the University of Kent is known as a semi-collegiate public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom. It is an international university with students from 158 different nationalities and 41% of its educational and research staff outside the UK.

Why study at the University of Kent? The University is a leading academic institution: 97% of its research was judged to be of international quality in the Research Excellence Framework. Here students will gain unique experimental facilities and an amazing learning atmosphere that will help improve key skills and knowledge.

Application Deadline: Open

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Kent
  • Department: N/A
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: 50% Tuition fee waiver
  • Number of Awards: Up to 10
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: EU Students
  • The award can be taken in the UK


  • Eligible Countries: Applications are accepted from the EU.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree programme in any subject area offered by the University of Kent.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The sponsorship will be based on having a student’s good academic excellence and research potential to apply for the programme at the University. Following are the points about how the application addresses:
  • Why would the applicant be a good candidate for a jointly supervised PhD?
  • Why the research development link (at the project, institution or supervisory level) would be beneficial to Kent and the named partner institution.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: First, applicants have to take admission to the University. After that, your suggested supervisor should apply for the grant by sending a letter or email to the Graduate School Dean at graddean@kent.ac.uk.
  • Supporting Documents: Must submit the following documents: a research proposal letter of a maximum of 750 words telling why your supervisor thinks you would be a good candidate to receive The grants and outlining the reasons for which the proposed research link will be beneficial to the institutions involved, a CV and Academic references.
  • Admission Requirements: To be considered for the programme, students must meet the entry requirement at the University.
  • Language Requirement: If English is not your first language, you should provide evidence of English language ability: IELTS, TOEFL, or other acceptable proof. Please see the English language requirements section for more details.


The University of Kent will provide an award of a 50% reduction of the Kent tuition fees at the UK and EU rates for all talented students registered for one year.

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