University of Gibraltar PhD Scholarships for Commonwealth Countries, 2017

The University of Gibraltar is accepting applications for Gibraltar Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme.

Scholarships provide an opportunity for researchers who are citizens of the Commonwealth to study at iconic Europa Point Campus.

The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance individual teaching and research capacity leading to increased institutional capacity in academic and other sectors in Commonwealth countries and to contribute to Gibraltar’s higher education and research by attracting international candidates and encouraging links and collaboration.

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The University of Gibraltar is a public university located at Europa Point, Gibraltar and further south than any other in Europe. Established in 2015, the University of Gibraltar is the first degree-granting university in the Territory.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme at their iconic Europa Point Campus.

Study Subject: The scholarship is intended for high-quality graduates who have the potential to become influential leaders, teachers, or researchers in their home countries, and whose proposed research topic has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the selection committee to have a developmental and leadership focus.

Scholarship Award: The Gibraltar Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme provides financial support to include all University fees, one annual return trip to and from the country of residence and a monthly stipend towards completion of a three-year full-time doctoral postgraduate qualification at the University of Gibraltar.

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Scholarship can be taken in Gibraltar.

Eligibility: To apply for this scholarship, students must:

Be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than the host country (The UK and/or Gibraltar) or British protected person;
Be permanently resident in a Commonwealth country
Be available to start your academic studies in Gibraltar by the start of the academic year in October 2017;
By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).

Additionally, applicants should usually:

Hold a Master’s degree awarded by a UK University, or an overseas Master’s degree of an equivalent standard, provided that the Master’s degree is in an appropriate cognate area and that the Master’s degree included training in research and the completion of a research project;
Have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline, and ideally have research and/or professional experience at postgraduate level as evidenced in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Nationality: Citizens of a Commonwealth country other than the host country (The UK and/or Gibraltar) are eligible to apply. This means citizens of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda are eligible to apply.

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College Admission Requirement.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a master’s degree.

English language Requirements: If English is not student’s first language they must demonstrate evidence of English language ability to the following (or equivalent) minimum level of proficiency:

An IELTS score of 6.5; or
A TOEFL score of 600; and
Have achieved a minimum of English Language competence equivalent to at least IELTS 5.5 across all four areas of competence – writing, reading, speaking and listening.

An IELTS test will be considered valid only if it is taken after 1 October 2016 and before 10th June 2017.

How to Apply: This is a joint application system whereby the application is for both the scholarship and for a place to read for a PhD at the University of Gibraltar.

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Applications must be made directly to the University and must include:

A completed application form, including your research proposal;
All of the required documentation (i.e. copies of University/College transcripts, award certificates, and certificate of English proficiency where necessary – see below);
The names and contact details of three personal referees;
The names and contact details of up to three subject specialists whom you think the University might approach to review your PhD proposal and/or who might be able to offer expert supervision in your field of study.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 12th June, 2017.

Scholarship Link