The majority of the bursaries and stipends for HighWire are funded through the RCUK, they have determined the following eligibility criteria.
A student must have:
For example, a UK student is almost certainly entitled to full fees and stipend. An EU student will be entitled to full fees and stipend if they meet clauses one and two (above), otherwise they will be eligible for fees only.
Please note that if English is not your first language you would also be expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. If you prefer to take the TOEFL test, we require a score of at least 93 (internet-based), with a minimum of 22 in each element.
Tell him the following:
Normally a proposal should be between 1500 and 2000 words and will include the following:
Note that we do not seek a definitive proposal as the first year of HighWire is designed to be transformative and to shape your ideas towards a PhD topic. rather, we seek an indicative proposal that is illustrative of your interests at this stage and that demonstrates to us the potential within your topic for cross-disciplinary thinking.
All applications to HighWire must be made using the Lancaster University online applications system. Once you have completed your proposal, please upload this along with the other required documents to the online applications system. Please note that the HighWire team will only be informed of your application when all documents have been uploaded and your appliation is shown as complete.
Please include the following items in your online application:
If you have questions or concerns please contact us.
Selected applicants will be invited to a HighWire open day which will consist of presentations on funding and research training, a tour of the facilities and meetings with current postgraduate students. You will have the opportunity to talk to the Director of HighWire and some of the other staff contributing to training and supervision in the MRes PhD program. Attendance at an open day is voluntary.
Selected applicants will also be invited to a formal selection interview. Normally this would take place at Lancaster University although in exceptional circumstances we can arrange an interview with two members of staff via telephone conference.
If applying for an EPSRC studentship for entry October 2013...
Information day for 2013 entry: Tuesday 26th March
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th April
Shortlisting decisions made by: Friday 24th May
Interviews: Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Friday 14th June