PhD Opportunities for Students from Developing Countries

PhD Opportunities for Students from Developing Countries

Lancaster Environment Centre (UK) is offering two fully funded PhD studentships to students from developing countries within the field of Environment. The studentships will cover all fees for a three year PhD, a stipend to cover living costs and research support and training grant to cover research costs.

Applicants are invited from nationals of countries with medium or low human development as defined by the United Nations Human Development Programme Development Report published in 2018.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, a one-page personal statement outlining their experience, why they would like to study for PhD and a two-page research proposal which details the research they would like to conduct at Lancaster Environment Centre. In their research proposal applicants are also asked to identify up to three potential supervisors for their research. Supervisors must be members of academic staff at Lancaster Environment Centre, a list of academic staff can be found here.

Applicants should hold a good UK-equivalent undergraduate degree and meet university English Language requirements. Full details are provided here. Applicants will also need to provide transcripts for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications and at least one reference. Applications should be submitted through the university application portal with ‘LEC Open Call’ specified in the funding tab. The deadline for applications is 31st March.

As one of the world’s largest centres for environmental research, Lancaster Environment Centre’s academic expertise spans the natural and social sciences, offering balanced perspectives on what are complex societal challenges. We have more than 75 academic staff, 160 PhD students and 50 post-doctoral researchers spanning the social, physical and biological aspects of the environment.

Lancaster University is ranked amongst the top 10 UK universities in three major league tables. Lancaster University was awarded the highest possible score in the UK governments teaching excellence framework and was named the University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. Lancaster is a research-intensive university, with research classed as world-leading and internationally excellent in the UK Government's latest independent review.