Aberystwyth University Doctoral Career Development Scholarships (DCDS) 2014

Deadline: March 1, 2014

The competition for the prestigious Aberystwyth University Doctoral Career Development Scholarships (DCDS) is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD commencing in September 2014. The scholarship scheme offers a package of research, training and career development for full-time PhD students. These awards are tailored to enable students to develop the necessary skills required to meet their career choices and offer a breadth of development opportunities to enhance their research, teaching and transferable skills.

Value of DCDS Scholarships

Successful candidates will receive a grant for up to three years which will cover their tuition fees (up to the UK/EU rate of approx. £3900) and also provide them with a maintenance allowance of approximately £13,726 per annum and access to a travel and conference fund (max. £500 per annum).

Non-EU students would have to cover the difference between UK/EU tuition fees and the non-EU tuition fees (approx. £8,350 to £8,600) from their scholarship. However, there will be 3 additional President’s Scholarships, which cover this difference in tuition fees.


To be eligible you must:

  • have or expect to obtain at least upper second class honours in your first degree
  • apply and be offered a place for doctoral study at Aberystwyth
  • achievement of 7.0 in IELTS, or equivalent, as the normal case, for non-UK students (before the end of March 2014 at the latest)
  • be commencing your doctoral study in September 2014


Criteria for Selection

  • Evidence of the candidate’s potential as a research student
  • The contribution which the proposed study would make to the Department’s research profile and research aims
  • Candidate’s career development
  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Judgements on the candidate’s proposal and his/her potential as a researcher

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