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Blog posts by Mark Bennett

Here you can stay up to date with important postgraduate news, funding developments, international study advice and humour.

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 by Mark Bennett posted on 23 Sep '21 23 Sep '21

7 Things You Should Know About Research Council PhD Studentships

Looking for a quick guide to Research Council studentships for PhD study? Here's what you really need to know about the UK's most generous PhD funding.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 6 Sep '21 6 Sep '21

Do University Rankings Matter for PhD Study? – Tips and Tricks

University league tables may not focus specifically on postgraduate research, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful for your PhD search.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 12 Aug '21 12 Aug '21

How Not to Apply for a PhD

What does a truly bad PhD application really look like? It looks something like this. Make sure yours doesn't!

 by Mark Bennett posted on 4 Aug '21 4 Aug '21

Getting a Student Visa for Your PhD – Some Simple Tips

When do you and don't you need a visa for a PhD? And what does the process involve? Our blog offers some helpful guidelines.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 8 Jul '21 8 Jul '21

PhD Study, for Free? – 14 Countries That Charge Very Little (or Nothing!) for Doctoral Degrees

Is it possible to study a PhD for free? We've taken a look at some of the countries with the lowest fees for doctoral students - and explained what 'studying a PhD for free' actually means.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 2 Jul '21 2 Jul '21

UK Graduate Route Visa – Now Open – Guide & FAQs for Postgraduate Students

The new UK Graduate Route is now open, offering a post-study work visa to anyone who has completed a degree at a UK university.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 1 Jul '21 1 Jul '21

Doctoral Student Loans – A Few Things to Bear in Mind

You can now apply for a PhD loan for 2021! Here are a few things to bear in mind before you start your application.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 16 Jun '21 16 Jun '21

10 Things You Didn’t Know About PhD Study in Europe

Europe has plenty to offer when it comes to PhD study – and some of it may surprise you.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 14 Apr '21 14 Apr '21

How to Find a PhD With International Funding

Did you know that you can use the FindAPhD search to uncover PhD projects with funding for international students? Here's how.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 14 Apr '21 14 Apr '21

5 Other Ways to Help Pay for a PhD

Can't get a studentship and aren't sure about a loan? Here are a few more ways to help pay for a PhD, or keep your costs down.