Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship for Research Excellence

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

This scholarship offers full tuition fee funding and an annual stipend (of up to £14,295 per year) to support self-funding full-time PhD international students for up to three years.

Awards will be made to the highest quality candidates who must be able to demonstrate that they have the potential to be outstanding researchers, together with the appropriate level of preparation for PhD study in their subject area.

Please note that the deadline for applications from students planning to start in September 2017 has now passed. Details of the application cycle for students planning to begin their studies in 2018 will be published in September.


To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  1. be classed as international for fee paying purposes
  2. hold an offer for full-time PhD study with us
  3. be a national of (or permanently domiciled in) a country on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of countries.

Applicants responding to a pre-defined project for self-funded students and those applying for PhD with their own project proposal are both eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Applicants must be clear in their application for PhD study as to why they wish to undertake their PhD at Cardiff University and why they wish to work with their proposed main supervisor and/or research group.

How to apply

No additional application form is required to apply for the scholarships. Applicants who fulfil the scheme eligibility criteria are required to indicate in their PhD application that they would like to be considered for this scholarship.

Read our guidance for further information and full terms and conditions:

Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships for Research Excellence - Guidance for Applicants

24 March 2017

Guidance on applying for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships for Research Excellence.


If you need help applying for this scholarship, contact us: