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PhD funding- AHHH.
« on: December 26, 2018, 02:46:12 PM »
Happy Boxing Day! Most of you are probably enjoying festivities but I'm online because I'm debating whether to do a PhD (fun times).
I have my topic and advisor sorted BUT of course there's the issue of funding. I am eligible for 2 out of 5 university scholarships available (as I am classified as an international student). Have any of you considered doing a PhD and what did you do for funding? I can't imagine paying for the full three years if I don't get those scholarships.

For reference, I have a spousal visa but I'm not sure if getting scholarships counts as "public funds?" I know this is super specific but just wondered if anyone else was ever in the same boat!
Applied Online: July 12, 2017
Biometrics: July 18, 2017 (Chicago)
Sheffield Receipt Confirmation Email:  July 24, 2017
Decision Email: September 20, 2017 (42BD starting from the 24th)
Passport returned: September 22, 2017
Married: December 28, 2017
FLR(M) Appointment in Glasgow (Approved): January 17, 2018
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Re: PhD funding- AHHH.
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 02:43:19 PM »
Answered this identical post in the other area of the UKY,  but am curious. What is your status and how long have you been here?

As far as I know, scholarships are not "public funds".


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Re: PhD funding- AHHH.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 02:06:26 PM »
In case anyone still needs this, here is the government guidance on what constitutes "public funds".

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-funds


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Re: PhD funding- AHHH.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 09:16:11 PM »
Answered this identical post in the other area of the UKY,  but am curious. What is your status and how long have you been here?

As far as I know, scholarships are not "public funds".

Thanks for your reply! I'm  a US citizen on a spousal visa and have been here since 2016 (Tier-4 - fiancee- spousal).
Applied Online: July 12, 2017
Biometrics: July 18, 2017 (Chicago)
Sheffield Receipt Confirmation Email:  July 24, 2017
Decision Email: September 20, 2017 (42BD starting from the 24th)
Passport returned: September 22, 2017
Married: December 28, 2017
FLR(M) Appointment in Glasgow (Approved): January 17, 2018
BRP arrived: January 19, 2018


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Re: PhD funding- AHHH.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 11:57:06 PM »
Ah. Good luck with that International Tuition and Fees bit....  ;) :(


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Re: PhD funding- AHHH.
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2019, 02:24:41 PM »
Curious to see if you proceeded with your plan?


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