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University of Brighton International Research Scholarships, UK 2024

Application is now open for the University of Brighton International Research Scholarships. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Brighton and Scholarship

The University of Brighton, rooted in a rich history dating back to 1858 when the Brighton School of Art was inaugurated in the Royal Pavilion, stands as a distinguished public university with a presence across four campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne along the picturesque south coast of England. In 1992, the institution achieved university status, marking a significant milestone in its evolution.

Distinguished by its commitment to practical, creative, and professional education, the University of Brighton aligns its offerings with the needs of the contemporary world. The majority of degrees conferred by the university are not only academically robust but are also recognized by professional organizations or lead to esteemed professional qualifications. The diverse array of subjects encompasses pharmacy, engineering, ecology, computing, mathematics, architecture, geology, nursing, teaching, sports science, journalism, criminology, and business. With an engaged community of approximately 18,000 students and a dedicated staff of 2,400, the university thrives as a dynamic hub of learning and innovation.


The University of Brighton’s commitment to excellence is further underscored by its international standing. The QS World University Rankings have positioned the institution among the top 100 globally for Art and Design, emphasizing its prowess in delivering quality education across various disciplines.

In line with its dedication to fostering research excellence, the University of Brighton proudly presents the International Research Scholarships. These scholarships are specifically designed for students who were actively engaged in studies at the university during the academic year 2022-23 and anticipate commencing their Ph.D. studies in the inaugural week of April 2024.

The International Research Scholarships offer a unique opportunity, providing a maximum of two scholarships that cover the full tuition fee for each year of the recipient’s postgraduate research degree, extending up to a maximum duration of three years. These scholarships are a testament to the university’s commitment to supporting outstanding international research students in their pursuit of advanced studies across diverse subject areas.

Details about University of Brighton International Research Scholarships:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Brighton, UK

Scholarship Value: Full tuition fee

Number of awards: 2

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): University of Brighton, UK

Eligibility Criteria for University of Brighton International Research Scholarships

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for University of Brighton International Research Scholarships:

  • You need to be an internationally enrolled student with full payment rights.
  • To be eligible for the PhD program, you must be a current master’s student enrolled at the University of Brighton, with a final degree result of merit or above.
  • To pursue a PhD at the University of Brighton, you have to have been offered and accepted a place.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria are used to provide overseas research scholarships from the University of Brighton:

  • The academic qualifications of the applicant
  • The candidate’s personal qualities and interpersonal abilities that they believe are necessary for them to completely participate in and add to the University of Brighton’s research culture
  • How the candidate (and/or their community) will benefit from the University of Brighton scholarship and how attending a UK higher education institution will affect their research career
  • A doctoral project that fits into the university’s current research agenda. Kindly provide proof that you collaborated with a supervisor on the study project.
  • How the applicant plans to pay for their daily expenses.

Note: The relevant Doctoral College committee meeting will review your application before your planned start date. Applicants will be informed of the Doctoral College committee’s decision shortly after the meeting; this decision is final. Please be aware that any supporting documents will not be given back.

Application Process for University of Brighton International Research Scholarships

The university will give you an application form for a scholarship if you email them as instructed below. 

Email address:

Subject line: ‘International Scholarship’ and your current student number

Contents: Please include the following text in your message:

I am a master’s student now enrolled at the University of Brighton, where I hope to receive a merit-based or higher degree. I have fully applied to the University of Brighton for a PhD program, and my application shows that I collaborated with a supervisor on the research plan.

If you have any inquiries about these scholarships please email Selina Avis at

The Application Deadline is: 5 pm on 31 January 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other UK scholarships here.