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Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarships from University of Kent

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Notable for its world-class research, inspiring experience for students and excellent teaching; University of Kent is offering PhD scholarships to deserving students. It is considered one of the top 30 universities based in UK. It is a university mostly coveted by PhD students as it provides them with international links throughout the globe. In fact, the university now announces its academic 2013-2014 offerings with its 50th Anniversary Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship.

The University’s School of European Culture and Languages or SECL, School of Biosciences, School of Architecture and School of Anthropology offers PhD scholarships for students pursuing their doctoral degree studies. These scholarships are open for students who are interested in the subjects like French, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, English Language and Linguistics, Classical and Archaeological Studies, Italian,German, Biosciences, Architecture and Anthropology. Each of these study grants pays European Union (EU) or home fees along with a salary and a maintenance award with a total of 13,590 pounds annually. They are offered for a one whole year study in the first instance, which can be renewed for three years in maximum. The school points out that such renewal is still subjected to the academic performance of the scholarship applicants. If the evaluators will be satisfied with the performance, then the application will be renewed. Qualified recipients of the awards need to undertake teaching for four hours every week for three years.

Eligible applicants of these teaching assistant grants are PhD students with outstanding academic performance. This means to say that qualified students are those who have excellent communication skills, potential in making strong contribution and influence to their preferred study field, and high academic achievement level. They are expected to hold Honours degree or Master’s degree at distinction or merit in certain subject matter or its equivalent. They should have been offered with a full time doctoral degree for research in SECL for the 2013 academic year that will commence in September. As already expected, the quality level of their research proposal should be high. Their skills in communication, both oral and written, suitable for undergraduate teaching should be high. Among the qualifiers for these PhD scholarships are students from EU, UK, and from overseas countries.

Interested applicants for the scholarships are required to write a formal application statement indicating their interest to study on the doctoral programme and should received an unconditional offer to enroll their PhD degree that will commence in September 2013. They need to submit a supporting statement that traces the reason to become deserving for the scholarship grant. The university makes it clear that the 50th Anniversary Scholarship application and the application for its Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship can be passed at the same time. All applications are expected to have been submitted 5:00pm on March 17, 2013. The interviews will be conducted from April 2-5, 2013.

The University of Kent notes that these PhD scholarships are only offered to new PhD students. On the other hand, current students are advised to check the school’s website to know whether there will be new scholarships open for them.

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