Scholarship Overview

Pursue your education in UK. Good news! Applications for Intellectual Property PhD – Herchel Smith Scholarships are currently open. In this article, we will explain in detail about this scholarship program, its benefits and step by step application process.

Queen Mary University Of London International Scholarships 2022-2023 are fully funded scholarship for international students. These scholarships cover all tuition fees and award of around £17,000 per year.

The Herchel Smith PhD Scholarship Programme recognises and supports exceptional full-time students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to intellectual property law. This programme supports PhD students in intellectual property law and those working at the intersection of intellectual property law and other areas of sciences and humanities.

Scholarship Benefits

Queen Mary University Of London International Scholarships will cover

  • All tuition fees,
  • Award of around £17,000 per year (reviewed annually) will be paid to the recipient on a regular basis throughout the academic year starting from September 2021
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Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for Queen Mary University Of London International Scholarship, you must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Required Language: English. (IELTS and other tests required)
  • Eligible Countries: All World Countries
  • The award is for new applicants who will enroll at the start of the coming academic year, in September 2022.
  • Applicant must be a PhD students in intellectual property law and those working at the intersection of intellectual property law and other areas of sciences and humanities.
  • (IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0  in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.)TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking. Also other tests can be accepted .


The following documents are required

  • Any additional documents relating to this qualification (e.g. translations, reverse of transcript) maximimum of 5 uploads
  • A copy of your original certificate and/or transcript
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English, language.
  • If you are a member of any professional organisations (e.g. GMC, Bar) please provide the organisation name and your registration number (where applicable)
  • A CV (curriculum vitae) or résumé is a summary of your education and any employment to date.
  • A brief (1,000 words maximum) personal statement that: Explains your interest in this area Describes any relevant research experience – for example, as part of a previous degree Lists any academic work you have published or which is awaiting publication
  • Proof of funding or scholarship
  • Research Proposal include ; Proposed supervisor; Have you already made contact with the supervisor(s) ; Proposed project title / Studentship title ; Research group ; What is your proposed start date?
  • Two refrees and their contacts

Apply online

  • Make an on-line application, to the PhD programme prior to the funding submission deadline will be considered for funding :for full time here and part time here , then register next, log in after that apply as a new applicant
  • Follow your application step by step
  • Click submit button once only
  • For more information about application, follow this link
  • If you have any queries relating to the PhD funding application process, please email the School of Law PhD Admissions Administrator, Mr G Skehan by email on  [email protected]

Application instructions

  • Notifications to be considered as a funding applicant not an applicant to the  PhD programme only.
  • There is a section within the PhD online application form labelled ‘Funding’. (To notify that   ‘I will fund my studies by other means’).
  • Then in the ‘Please give details of any scholarships or grants you are applying for or have already secured’, you should specifically state that (you wish to apply for a School of Law Herchel Smith award).

Important Notes :

  • Applicants should note the School of Law, unlike other PhD programmes at QMUL, has no formal requirement for applicants to contact an academic staff member to arrange for supervision to be agreed prior to submission of their full application.  All applications, in the first instance, are reviewed by Research Admissions Director.
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