PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair
Our annual PhD Funding Fair will this year take place on Tuesday 6th December in central London. Applications to attend the 2016 Fair are currently open but please read the information below.
IMPORTANT: We will be sending out invites to those who have applied and been accepted within 48 hours, with the deadline for completed applications being midnight on Sunday 4th December after which time students will not be able to access the application form even if applications have been started but not yet submitted.
Why attend the Fair?
- Dedicated event focussing on the needs of potential PhD students
- Face-to-face opportunity to discuss your PhD plans and aspirations
- Meet high quality Universities with definite PhD funding to offer
- Chat to current PhD students about their experience of looking for and being a PhD student
- Attend talks on how to apply for a PhD and funding
See the list of Universities attending.
So what happens at the Fair?
- Specialist Subject Sessions
The Fair is divided into two subject Sessions -
The Morning Session covers PhD funding in the Arts and Humanities, Law, Management and Social Sciences.
The Afternoon Session covers PhD funding across the range of Science and Engineering subjects.
Participating Universities in each Session have specialist staff available to talk to students attending about funding that is already available, and funding to be announced, and how to apply for a PhD.
- Talks Programme
In each Session, students who have been invited to attend the Fair are able to attend talks by participating Universities, about studying a PhD in some of the subject areas covered by the Session. More details can be found on our Talks page.
- PhD Student Peer to Peer Advice Room
The PhD Student Peer to Peer Advice Room is a unique opportunity which proved very popular. Students are able to chat in person to current PhD students who are on hand to talk to you about their experience of doing a PhD. Find out more.
What Students think?
Read why students value coming to the Fair, and how they really do find PhD funding and supervisors .
We are delighted that the National Union of Students and The Student Room will again be sponsoring the Fair, and thank Open University Press for again offering applicants the chance to win a PhD Study Skills book. Find out more about our Fair Supports and the book competition here.