STUDY IN UK : The Felix Masters Scholarships 2020/2021 to study at University of Reading (UK) for Developing Countries. Deadline : 30 January 2020
WHAT THE FELIX SCHOLARSHIPS OFFER
The Felix Scholarship scheme is available to high achieving students from India and other developing countries pursuing postgraduate studies at the University of Reading.
The scholarships cover tuition fees at the international rate and provide a stipend (maintenance grant) to cover living expenses (around £14,570). They also provide generous allowances for clothes, books and a return flight home. Please be aware that you will be asked to demonstrate financial need and spouses’ costs will not be met.
The awards are available (depending on eligibility) for up to three years.
WHAT FELIX SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?
Scholarships for Indian citizens
For Indian citizens, up to six Felix Scholarships are available to students pursuing either a PhD or a master’s, starting in September 2020.
Scholarships for students from developing countries*
One award, for study at master’s level only, will be made to a student from a developing country.
*The Felix Trustees have indicated that the one scholarship available to students from ‘developing countries’ is aimed primarily at candidates from Africa and excludes “all Western countries, including most of the European Community, and China/Taiwan”. If nominated by the University for the award, the eligibility of high-quality candidates from countries other than India and Africa will need to be approved by the Felix Trustees.
To be eligible for all the Felix Scholarships offered, you must be applying to start a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Reading, starting in September 2020. You must be able to demonstrate academic excellence and financial need and are expected by the Trust to return to work in your home country after completing your studies.
Please note, candidates who already hold a master’s degree cannot apply for a master’s degree scholarship.
For the scholarship for Indian citizens, the following eligibility criteria apply:
- You must be an Indian national and not currently be living or studying outside of India.
- You must have not previously studied for one year or more outside India.
- You must have at least a first-class bachelor’s degree from an Indian university or comparable institution. Those with an upper second-class degree at a bachelor’s level may be considered if they hold a first-class degree at master’s level.
- You must not hold a degree from a university outside of India.
This scholarship is available to students pursuing either a PhD or master’s.
For the scholarship for students from developing countries, the following eligibility criteria apply:
- You must have at least a first-class bachelor’s degree from a university or comparable institution. Those with an upper second-class degree at a bachelor’s level may be considered if they hold a first-class degree at master’s level.
- You must not hold a degree from a university outside of your home country.
Please note that this scholarship is for master’s level only.
PhD candidates from developing countries are encouraged to consider alternative funding options. These can be found in our wider list of funding opportunities.
Your application must have been accepted for admission by the University by 30 January 2020 to be considered for shortlisting. You are therefore advised to apply for admission at the earliest opportunity.
Candidates who have an academic condition on their offer of admission (such as completion of a qualification they are currently working towards) will need to successfully meet that condition by the shortlisting stage (w/c 16 March 2020) in order to be considered for this year’s competition; they should otherwise consider applying to the competition next year.
APPLYING FOR FELIX SCHOLARSHIPS
The deadline for applications is 30 January 2020.
How to apply
To apply for a Felix Scholarship, you will need to hold an offer to study a postgraduate degree at the University of Reading. You will need to have obtained this offer by the deadline 30 January 2020.
After receiving your offer, apply to the Felix Scholarships by completing the electronic form on your [email protected] applicant portal.
We are currently facing technical issues with the application portal – we expect this to be resolved soon. In the meantime, please contact [email protected] if you have any enquiries relating to the application.
This will ask you to confirm that you have read (and comply with) the Felix Scholarship. Please ensure you have a valid 8-digit applicant number (ID number) from the University’s online Admissions system, otherwise you will not be able to apply.
Nominees will then be considered for shortlisting by the University-level panel in March 2020. If you are shortlisted by the University, you will be notified. Candidates for the Indian awards will be asked by representatives of the Felix Trust to attend an interview in India during April/May 2020.
Please be aware that before completing your application, you will be required to agree to this Declaration:
Global Recruitment (International), University of Reading
Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 3838
Email: [email protected]
Additional information about the Felix Scholarship scheme, which also runs at the University of Oxford and the School of Oriental & African Studies, can also be found on the external Felix Scholarships website.