Fully Funded Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentships in UK 2024-25

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The Fully Funded Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentships in UK is open to UK or Republic of Ireland nationals (International candidates may apply but must cover additional fees). The award is open for the academic session 2024/2025. 

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  • Will normally be expected to hold an undergraduate degree (at the 2:1 level or equivalent) and a master's degree. This requirement may be waived where candidates have a body of relevant professional experience
  • Will normally be UK or Republic of Ireland nationals. Those who are not eligible for UK/Republic of Ireland fee status may apply, but they would be liable to provide the additional funding required to cover the international fee rate. They would also be required to meet the standard English Language requirements.


  • May include private sector and not-for-profit organisations, charities, public sector organisations; employers should not be academic organisations (e.g. universities, colleges)
  • Are required to provide a letter of support indicating how they are willing to support the candidate in their research and the relevance of the research to the employer's interests.


The eligibility criteria for the Fully Funded Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentships in UK are stated below:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1) and a master’s degree, or demonstrate relevant professional experience
  • Obtain support from their employer, who must not be an academic organization
  • Provide a research proposal aligned with both personal interest and employer’s strategic objectives
  • Meet English Language requirements if applicable.


How to Apply?

  1. Obtain a letter of support from the employer indicating willingness to support the candidate’s research.
  2. Consult with the relevant University of Reading School/Department regarding research proposal feasibility.
  3. Apply for admission and secure a PhD place at the University by the specified deadlines.
  4. Complete the Wilkie Calvert Studentships application form available online.
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