Postgraduate study

Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarship

Our new Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship offers a 20% tuition fee scholarship for PhD study to high calibre students who achieved a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).

About the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarship

The following terms and conditions apply:

  • Applicants must hold a first class undergraduate degree (or equivalent).
  • The scheme will be available for new PhD students starting on or after October 2017.
  • Applicants must be entirely self-funded (without external funding, e.g. scholarships or sponsorships). The Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship cannot be combined with any other University discounts or awards, (for example, the Alumni Bursary).
  • Both full time and part time applicants are eligible, as are UK, EU and overseas students.

Why study for a PhD?

A PhD programme will give you the opportunity to develop new and highly sought after skills which can set you up for a range of careers. It’s a chance to make a novel contribution to knowledge, to become a world expert in a particular field, and it can open a range of doors with different employers.

Why study a PhD at Loughborough University

Loughborough is a leading UK university, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, two vibrant postgraduate campuses, strong links with industry, great graduate employment prospects, and unrivalled sporting achievement. We are ranked top 10 in England for research intensity (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Our postgraduate research students work on an incredible range of projects which aim to solve vital real-world issues.

As a PhD student at Loughborough, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • membership of our Doctoral College through which you will benefit from an extensive doctoral training programme
  • dedicated facilities and study spaces
  • the opportunity to attend research conferences, showcases and events to enable students to exhibit their research
  • a minimum of two supervisors, plus additional guidance and pastoral support
  • access to the PhD Support Network led by our award-winning Students’ Union
  • tailored support and resources for career progression
  • a calendar of informal social activities to support networking and enable to you get to know other research students

Still have a question? Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Postgraduate Research Admissions team.