Graduate working VISA scheme updated

The UK Government has announced further details about the new Graduate route for working visas. International students wanting to stay in the UK to work can apply from 1st July 2021. Students ‘must have completed an eligible course at a UK higher education provider’ in order to be considered. The route is applicable to postgraduate […]

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Studying a masters degree in lockdown

Our Masters Compare Scholarship winner for 2020 Emma shares her thoughts in a new blog post. Emma tells us about what it has been like for her studying a masters degree in lockdown. ‘Being a master’s student, this academic year has been different to any other both academically and socially. A major aspect of being […]

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New Turing Scheme for student exchanges

When the UK finally left the European Union under the Brexit deal, one of the big announcements was that the Government would be introducing its own replacement for the Erasmus+ Scheme. The new Turing Scheme for student exchanges is opening soon. Over 30 years Erasmus had established partnerships with over 5,000 higher institutions participating across […]

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Masters Compare Scholarship 2020/21 – Meet the Winner

We’re pleased to announce the winner for our Masters Compare Scholarship 2020/21 is Emma, an MSc Comparative Social Policy student of Green Templeton College at The University of Oxford. Emma shared her experiences of choosing to study a postgraduate degree and what winning the scholarship will meant to her. Emma started at the University in […]

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New rules for student visa’s

International and EU student Visa’s commencing this October From 5th October the UK Government is introducing a simplified student visa route under new rules to study in the UK. The ‘new streamlined process’ will allow all students to be treated the same, as ‘they make important contributions economically, academically, and financially’ to the UK economy. […]

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Funding boost for International PhD students applying for Research Studentships next year

The UK Government has announced a welcome funding boost for International PhD students. They are now included in the support for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships commencing in the new term 2021/22. The announcement means that all UKRI-funded PhD students will be eligible for the full award. PhD candidates will enjoy ‘both the stipend to support […]

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Studying for a MSc degree

This blog about Studying for a MSc degree was written by Jennifer Ruthe, a MSc Global Health student at The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. I always wanted a masters, but it wasn’t until I hit my thirties that I found an area I wanted to study. I’d been fundraising […]

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PhD Student Q&A: Meet Danielle

PhD Student Q&A: Are you considering a PhD but want to know more about the process and what it will actually involve? Speaking to someone who’s been there is a great place to start. We caught up with Danielle Hayter, a PhD student at the University of Portsmouth, to find out about PhD life and […]

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Masters Compare Scholarship 2019/20 – Meet the Winner

We’re pleased to announce the winner for our Masters Compare Scholarship 2019/20 is Selim, a MA International Relations student at the University of Nottingham. We spoke to Selim about his journey into postgraduate study and about what winning the scholarship has meant to him. Selim started at the University of Nottingham in September 2019. Can […]

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Meet our PhD Fair Sponsor: Collegiate Accommodation

Post-Graduate Accommodation: Building Homes for All When it comes to discussing student accommodation, the spotlight can focus on undergraduates taking their first steps towards independence and leaving home for the first time. But as the numbers of students taking up postgraduate courses increases – Universities UK research has shown that full-time post graduate entrants have […]

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MastersCompare Scholarship Winner’s Story: One Year On

MastersCompare Scholarship Winner’s Story. Our Masters Compare £5,000 Scholarship is a great way to help with your postgraduate studies. Last year, our successful winner of the scholarship was Kristia, a MSc Business Analytics student at Imperial College Business School in London. We recently caught up with Kristia to find out how her course is going, […]

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Advice from Students on writing funding applications

Making a funding application can seem daunting. What does your potential funder need to know about you and your project? What will make your application stand out from the crowd? Most importantly, how can you ensure that your application will secure funding for your research project? Here is a selection of advice from Students on […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2018 – What Exhibitors Thought

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair takes place in Central London every December. The fair provides your university with the opportunity to meet and talk with UK, EU and International students who are looking for information and advice on applying for PhD funding and opportunities. Students at the fair must meet a specific set of […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2018 – What Students Thought

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair recently took place in London. The fair provided students with the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from some of the top UK universities. All of the universities present at the fair had PhD funding to offer, providing a great opportunity for students to discuss their PhD plans […]

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Meet Kristia – Masters Scholarship 2018/19 Winner

We’re excited to announce the winner for our Masters Scholarship 2018/19 is Kristia, a MSc Business Analytics student at Imperial College Business School in London. We spoke to Kristia about her journey into postgraduate study and about what winning the scholarship has meant to her. Kristia started at Imperial at the end of August. Can […]

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Student Valerija Shares Her Advice About Searching for a Postgraduate Degree

Final year postgraduate student, Valerija, shares with us about when she began her search for postgraduate study. What is her advice is for anyone thinking of searching for a postgraduate degree? From my own experience, I would definitely advise to start searching for your postgraduate degree as early as possible. The evidence of this would be my […]

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It is never too late to start a PhD

It is never too late to start a PhD: Ismene Brown is a journalist and critic undertaking a D.Phil. at The University of Oxford. A couple of years ago she met us at our annual PhD Funding Fair, and a year later she published this blog post about her search for a PhD. When I turned […]

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Cross-cultural knowledge helping to enhance employability

Choosing the right postgraduate course for career development is important for many students. So how do you ensure you are developing transferable skills for employment after your Masters. Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Chartered Management Institute argues that cross-cultural knowledge will help enhance employability. She explains here why, and how students can […]

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Why you should or should not do a PhD : A research student’s view

Why you should or should not do a PhD: This blog was originally published a few years ago by Ricky Nathvani, who was completing his PhD at UCL. Since then Dr Rathvani has successfully forged an academic career as a Research Associate in Data Science and Machine Learning at the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public […]

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