2015 PhD Studentship Programme at University of Exeter, UK

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2015 PhD Studentship Programme at University of Exeter, UK is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

2015 PhD Studentship Programme at University of Exeter, UK


Awarding Institute/Country: University of Exeter in UK is providing this Studentship.

Scholarship Description: University of Exeter invites applications for a PhD studentship programme in Rice Blast Research commencing from October 2015. The programme will take place in Biosciences (Streatham Campus, Exeter) at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. This programme is only available to students from outside of the EU. Studentship of ~£19,000 value will be offered to the applicants. The application deadline is 19th April 2015.

The Halpin PhD Studentship programme will fund international students to train in rice blast research at the University of Exeter using the very latest procedures in molecular biology and genomics and receiving the very best intellectual and practical education concerning this important disease. Furthermore, they will receive a 4 year studentship with a generous stipend (~£19,000 per annum in the first instance), which is greater than standard PhD students, reflecting the personal investment being made by the student in seeking to train in a foreign country, and the highly prestigious and selective nature of these awards. The student will also receive a generous international travel grant and training awards. Please note that this programme is only available to students from outside of the EU. Entry to the programme will be highly competitive and based on academic qualifications and demonstration of an aptitude and strong ambition for postgraduate research. The long-term aim of the Halpin PhD studentship programme is to train the next generation of molecular plant pathologists from developing countries in order to build local expertise that can be use to combat rice blast disease and serious agricultural threats to food security.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is awarded in the area of Biosciences to train in rice blast research at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD programme.

Eligibility: Students from rice-growing regions of the world are actively encouraged to apply to this programme. This studentship is only available candidates from outside of the EU. Applicants can be from any nation in which rice cultivation plays an important role in food security and economic development. Applicants should have an excellent first degree in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Biology, or Plant Pathology and/or a relevant Masters degree qualification. Applicants should also submit details of their scores in relevant international qualifications/examinations that they may hold, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). All entrants to the programme must have proficiency in English language skills (IELTS of greater than 6.0 or equivalent).

Eligible Group: International applicants (outside of the EU) from rice-growing regions of the world are eligible to apply for this PhD studentship.

  • One PhD studentship is available.

  • The duration of award is 4 years.

  • Applicants will receive a 4 year studentship with a generous stipend (~£19,000 per annum in the first instance), which is greater than standard PhD students, reflecting the personal investment being made by the student in seeking to train in a foreign country, and the highly prestigious and selective nature of these awards. The student will also receive a generous international travel grant and training awards.


Selection Criteria: Entry to the programme will be highly competitive and based on academic qualifications and demonstration of an aptitude and strong ambition for postgraduate research.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Applicants will need to submit some personal details, including the names and contact details of two referees, and upload the following documents (preferred format for uploaded files is .pdf and preferred filename should start with your last name):
-A full Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume) with details of academic qualifications, skills and experience
-A two-page statement of why you are applying to the Halpin Studentship Programme and how you would use this opportunity to further a career in rice blast research
-Transcript(s) giving full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained (this should be an interim transcript if you are still studying)
-Evidence of English language ability eg, IELTS certificate.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 19th April 2015.

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Degree Level:

2015 PhD Studentship Programme at University of Exeter, UK is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

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