Graduate School Conference Funds 2015/16

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that we are offering limited funds to support postgraduate students at King’s College London to attend conferences for the purpose of delivering an oral or poster presentation in 2015/16.

Four competition rounds will run for the 2015/16 academic year, and each round has a set deadline, as follows:

Round Deadline For conferences commencing within the following period
1 15 October 2015 22 October 2015 – 5 February 2016
2 15 January 2016 6 February 2016 – 5 May 2016
3 15 April 2016 6 May 2016 – 5 August 2016
4 15 July 2016 6 August 2016 – 5 November 2016

For more information about the fund, and to apply, please go to:


Funding for PhD students & their supervisors to spend up to a year in China

Grants are being offered by the British Council to sponsor PhD students and their supervisors from the UK to spend a period of research of between three and 12 months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China. Placements must start between January and December 2016.

UK PhD applicants should be UK passport holders. Candidates of other nationalities must hold passports from countries that have diplomatic relations with China.

UK students should plan to undertake PhD placements in China within the following fields:

  • Health and life sciences
  • Environmental technologies
  • Food and water security
  • Energy
  • Urbanisation
  • Education
  • Creative economy for economic development and social welfare

To apply:
Deadline for applications is 10th October 2015. Please see the PhD Placements and Supervisor Mobility Grants China – UK programme page and download the guidelines for detailed scheme information and application details.

For more information about funded study abroad opportunities for King’s students, check out the Study Abroad web pages.

Commonwealth Scholarships – New Zealand

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara has invited the CSC to nominate eight candidates for Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD study in New Zealand starting in early 2015. The following universities in New Zealand are offering to fund one Commonwealth Scholarship each at varying values:

Terms and conditions for levels of funding offered by each university. More information on eligible subjects and supervisors is available on the individual university websites.

Applicants should:

  • Be citizens of the United Kingdom (applicants with dual New Zealand/British nationality are ineligible)
  • Have at least an Upper Second Class Honours undergraduate degree (by the time of taking up an award)
  • Have thoroughly researched the research programmes and capabilities of their universities of preference in New Zealand and be able to demonstrate that they have made contact with and can show some degree of support from a potential doctoral supervisor. An indication that an applicant has received an offer of a place at their preferred New Zealand university would assist the assessment process but is not mandatory

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