Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Reading in UK, 2018


The University of Reading is inviting applications for students from India and other developing countries. These scholarships are available for pursuing full-time MPhil/Ph.D. programme or Taught Masters programme in September 2018.

The Felix Trustees have indicated that one scholarship available to students from ‘developingcountries’ is aimed primarily at candidates from Africa and excludes “all Western countries, including most of the European Community, and China / Taiwan”.


  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time MPhil/Ph.D. programme or Taught Masters programme.

  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university


  • These scholarships cover tuition fees at the international rate and provide a stipend (maintenance grant) to cover living expenses (the current level of which is £13,730).​


  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of India and other developing countries can apply for these scholarships.

  • Entrance Requirements:

  • You must demonstrate financial need

  • You must possess at least a first-class honors degree from a University or comparable institution

  • You must not hold a degree from a University outside your home country

  • You must not have studied outside your home country for one year or more

  • All candidates already holding a Masters degree cannot apply for the Master’s scholarships. Indian candidates already holding a Ph.D. degree cannot apply for the Ph.D. scholarship.

  • Candidates are expected by the Trust to return to work in their home country following their study

  • You must have been accepted for admission by the University by 30 January 2018 to be considered for shortlisting. You should, therefore, apply for admission at the earliest opportunity. Candidates who have an academic condition on their offer of admission (such as completion of a qualification they are currently working towards) will need to successfully meet that condition by the short-listing stage (w/c 9 April 2018) in order to be considered for this year’s competition; they should otherwise consider applying to the competition next year.

  • English Language Requirements:

  • International English Language Test Score: 6.5 – 7.5

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (internet-based version): 88 – 100

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English/ Certificate of Advanced English: A – C/ 193-200

  • Test of English for Educational Purposes: 6.5 – 7.5

  • Pearson English Test Pearson: 53-67​