Application

The application deadline has now passed, but it will possible to apply again in late 2019 or early 2020 for PhD scholarships starting in the Academic Year 2020-2021. Check regularly this website for updates.

Please consider that, according to the regulations of the funding agency (UKRI), “Normally to be eligible for a full award a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship”. In addition, “Students from EU countries other than the UK [that have not been resident in the UK for at least 3 years] are generally eligible for a fees-only award. To be eligible for a fees-only award, a student must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU”.

Should you have any enquiry, please contact us at info@socialcdt.org (please write “application enquiry” in the subject header).

The application process includes the following steps:

  1. Project selection: Select one of the projects listed on page http://www.socialcdt.org/projects, the application will be considered only if the following conditions are met:
    • you mention explicitly the selected project in your cover letter (see instructions at Step 2 below);
    • you select one project only (applications that mention more than one project or candidates who submit more than one application will not be considered).
  2. Application submission (deadline has passed): Send the following documents to the e-mail address applications@socialcdt.org (the application will not be considered if you send the documents to any other address):
    • Cover Letter (required): the letter must mention explicitly  the project you intend to apply for (see Step 1) and demonstrate convincingly why you may be the best student for such a project;
    • Curriculum Vitae (required): The curriculum must provide information about your background and professional experiences, especially when it comes to aspects pertinent to the project selected at Step 1;
    • Transcripts (required): The transcripts must show the marks you have obtained during the studies for each individual exam;
    • Two reference letters (optional): The letters should be written by people in a position  to assess your potential as a PhD student and can be written by the CDT members (http://www.socialcdt.org/people), including your prospective supervisors (the proposers of the project you selected at Step 1).
  3. Initial outcome notification (July 14th, 2019): The CDT Board will contact you at the e-mail you have used for the submission of the documents (see Step 2) to communicate one of the two possible outcomes:
    • Shortlisted: you will be invited for an interview;
    • Not shortlisted: you will not be invited for an interview, but you may apply again in the academic year 2020/2021.
  4. Interview (only in case the outcome of step 3 is “Shortlisted”): the CDT Board will organise a meeting to assess your potential as a PhD student;
  5. Final outcome notification (only in case you have been interviewed): You will be contacted personally at the e-mail you have used to submit the material at Step 2 to receive the final outcome of the process:
    • Selected: You will start the PhD in the next academic year under the supervision of the CDT members that have defined the project you selected at step 1;
    • Non selected: you will not start the PhD in the next year, but you are allowed to apply again in the academic years that follow.
  6. Registration (only in case you obtained a CDT scholarship at step 5): You will submit the documents sent at the beginning of the process (see Step 2) to the College of Science and Engineering of the University of Glasgow for a formal registration process (you will receive appropriate instructions at the moment of the outcome notification).