The Aston University is currently accepting applications for The PhD Studentship – Plug-and-Play Low Voltage DC microgrids for the academic year 2018-2019. This studentship is available to Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’.
Aston University is a public research university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston began as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School in 1895, evolving into the UK’s first College of Advanced Technology in 1956. Aston University is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce.
For applicants from non-English speaking countries, it is necessary to have taken either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL score of 101) or the British Council IELTS test- score of 6.5.
Degree Level: Studentship is available to pursue PhD programme.
Available Subject: Studentship is awarded within the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the Power Electronics, Machine, and Power System (PEMPS) Research Groupat Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on the research on power electronics and its application in low voltage DC microgrids.
Scholarship benefits: This studentship includes a fee bursary to cover the home/EU fees rate plus a maintenance allowance of £14,777 in 2018/19.
Overseas Applicants: Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees, currently this is £12,290 in 2018/19.
Eligible Countries: This studentship is available to Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Academic Entry Requirements: You should have been awarded, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class Honours degree or a Master’s degree in a relevant subject (or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution).
Some school funded projects may have specific academic requirements, and details of these will be included in the project advert. Details of our current projects can be found here.
Please provide transcripts of the marks you have already achieved with your application. If your qualification is suitable and your grades are good, we would normally accepted this as providing evidence of your research potential.
We also consider applicants who have substantial and significant work experience in a relevant field.
English Language Requirements: Non-native speakers of English are normally required to satisfy the following minimum English language requirements:
- TOEFL IBT: 93 (23 in Writing, 19 in Speaking, 18 in Reading and 19 in Listening)
- IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 in Writing Speaking, Reading and Listening).
- Pearsons English language test: 63 with no less than 57 in each band.
Your test must have been taken no more than two years before the start date of your course.
For applicants from non-English speaking countries, it is necessary to have taken either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the British Council IELTS test. However, if the Candidate holds a Bachelor or Master’s degree from a UK University, this requirement may be waived. Please contact the school for further information.
If you do not have a valid English language qualification this will be requested as a condition of any offer that is issued.
Application Procedure: To submit an application you need to complete the on-line application process; details of this can be found here
Before submitting an application pleases view the online application guidance notes here.
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Application Deadline: October 14, 2018