Postgraduate funding

King's-USP Joint PhD Scholarship 2019/20

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to residents of the following countries
    All Nationalities
  • Students must:
    • Be due to commence a full-time joint PhD programme run in collaboration between King’s College London and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil during the 2019/20 academic year
    • Have applied to King’s College London as the home institution
    • Have submitted all the required application materials by the funding deadline (as outlined in the guidance document attached below)
    Please note that:
    • The scholarship cannot commence prior to September/October 2019
    • Students currently enrolled on a joint PhD programme are not eligible to apply
    • The scholarship cannot be held on a part-time basis
    • Applications for joint PhD programmes must be approved by both King’s College London and the University of Sao Paulo before a formal offer can be made. As such, the process may take longer than for a single PhD programme. Students are able to apply for the scholarship whilst their application is being considered in order to meet the set deadline.
    • If final acceptance has not been received by both institutions by the scholarship deadline, students must have at least obtained approval from the relevant department/division within King’s College London along with provisional agreement from a supervisor within the University of Sao Paulo. Proof will be requested as part of the application process.
  • Applicable subjects
    All Subjects

Application details

Applications may be submitted
01-Nov-2018 until 31-Mar-2019

Information about the funding
The King's-USP Joint PhD Scholarship provides full tuition fees, stipend and an annual research grant. One scholarship is available for the 2019/20 academic year for students applying to a joint PhD programme offered in collaboration with USP, with King's as their home institution.

Information about the application
Only students applying to the below joint PhD programmes will be eligible to apply for the funding:

  • International Relations Research with the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (full-time)
  • Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development & Use with the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (full-time)

    Value of award
    Tuition fees, stipend and research grant

    Application procedure
    In order to be considered for an award, candidates must:

    1) First, apply to King’s College London for a joint PhD programme that is run in collaboration with the University of Sao Paulo, using the online admissions application (*


    2) Submit the online Joint PhD scholarship application form to the Centre for Doctoral Studies by the funding deadline of 17:00 GMT, 31 March 2019. Note that this should only be done after you have submitted a complete admissions application, including all necessary supporting documentation such as transcripts, references, English test results (if applicable) and the joint PhD Travel Plan form. The online application form can be accessed at:

    * PLEASE NOTE: students who have already applied for admissions, and those who previously applied but deferred entry to 2019/20, will NOT be required to submit an admissions application again.

    For full details of the scheme please refer to the guidance document attached below.

    Contact details

    For general queries about the scholarship scheme please contact:

    Centre for Doctoral Studies Support
    Centre for Doctoral Studies
    King's College London
    Tel: 020 7848 4568/3865

    Funding provider
    Centre for Doctoral Studies

    Application material


    Please note the database is updated regularly but is a guide only and not a guarantee of funding nor an exhaustive list of all funding available.

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