Thouron Award Presentation – Study at Penn

The Thouron award, for British university graduates, which offers full funding, for up to two years, to study for a graduate degree programme at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (Penn).

Established in 1960, it is one of the most generous exchange fellowships in the world. Not only does it provide funding for tuition fees but also a stipend that allows students to travel and immerse themselves in the life of their host country. Typically between 6-10 awards are offered to British Students each year. You can read more about the award on the website: .

Applications are invited by 5pm on 3 November 2014 from UK university graduates, including forthcoming summer 2015 graduates, who are British citizens normally resident in the UK. Come along and learn more at a Thouron Award presentation on:

30 September, 6pm, River Room, Strand Campus

All welcome: ideal for those who are coming to the end of a Master’s and are considering a postgraduate programme (Master’s or PhD) in the USA.

This scheme is open to students at all UK universities so if you have friends at other institutions who may be interested in the scholarship, let them know.

For further details, see Thouron website at or contact Jennie Eldridge, Thouron Awards, 020 7848 3376

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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