From: Joseph McCleery <J.P.McCleery@bham.ac.uk>
Please forward information about these scholarships, below, to your most competitive undergraduate and masters degree students who may be interested in completing an intensive 3- to 4-year PhD in Birmingham, England. This scholarship program is only for students who are from outside of both the United Kingdom and the European Union.
In order to be considered, interested applicants should contact me and/or another member of our Faculty by the first week of January, 2012, at the latest. Please note that the description of a "First Class Degree," below, is roughly equivalent to being in the top 11% of one's class.
Elite Doctoral Researcher Scholarships 2012-2013
University of Birmingham, England
The University Graduate School is pleased to announce that it has ten Elite Doctoral Researcher Scholarships available for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Scholarships are available to outstanding overseas candidates of the highest academic aptitude holding an offer of a place to study on a PhD at the University of Birmingham starting in October 2012.
A successful applicant will typically be top of their cohort of undergraduate students. The applicant’s profile of marks will be exemplary (equivalent to high first class with no marks in the Iii equivalent category or below). The quality of the institution should be judged by world university rankings. Applicants could already have research published in international journals as a result of Masters level research for instance. Their references will attest to qualities of academic achievement or research potential that make the candidates stand out above their peers. They may have won prizes within their institution, or even international prizes.
The Scholarship is conditional on nominated candidates achieving a first class mark (or equivalent) in their final examinations before beginning their PhD at the University of Birmingham.