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  Ben Taylor

Ben joined FindAUniversity in 2017 and is our Content Manager (Student), with several years’ experience of writing clear, well-researched pages across a range of topics in the world of postgraduate study.

He has a Bachelors degree in English Literature from the University of Sheffield and a Masters from the University of Amsterdam. Having also spent a semester at the University of Helsinki through the Erasmus programme, he’s no stranger to study abroad (or cold weather!).

Ben enjoys meeting prospective Masters and PhD students at our study fairs, and helping to explain the funding opportunities on offer around the world.


Latest blogs from Ben Taylor

5 Reasons to be Excited About the Return of In-Person Study Fairs

We can''t wait to get out on the road and see some of you in-person at Postgrad LIVE. Here''s why we think you should be excited too.

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International Postgrad Students and COVID-19 Arrival Policies

We've done a round-up of the world’s most popular study abroad destinations and their current arrival policies for international students.

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5 Things American Grad Students Need to Know About Doing a PhD in the UK

PhD study in the UK works a little differently to doctoral programmes in the United States. Here's what you need to know, with key info on funding opportunities.

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A Look at Some Unusual Sources of PhD Funding

Coming in all shapes and sizes, there are lots of charities and trusts willing to fund talented PhD students. This is how to go about finding and securing that financial support.

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Spotlight on: Postgraduate Study in the Republic of Ireland

Here's what you need to know about applying for a Masters or PhD at one of Ireland's excellent universities, with advice on applications, fees, funding and arrivals.

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6 Things Irish Students Need to Know About PhD Study in the UK

Irish PhD students can apply for Research Council studentships in the UK, as well as the UK government's PhD loans.

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Spotlight on: Postgraduate Study in the Netherlands

Here's what you need to know about applying for a Masters or PhD at one of the Netherlands' excellent universities, with advice on applications, fees, funding and arrivals.

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Spotlight on: Postgraduate Study in Canada

Here's what you need to know about applying for a Masters or PhD at one of Canada's excellent universities, with advice on visas, arrivals and post-study work opportunities.

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Spotlight on: Postgraduate Study in Germany

Applications for many PhD and Masters programmes at German universities are still open – this is what you need to know about studying in Germany this year.

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The Turing Scheme – FAQs and Updates for Postgraduate Students

We’ll be keeping this blog up-to-date with everything we know about the Turing Scheme, including funding opportunities and application deadlines.

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Coronavirus and Returning to University

We've summarised the government guidance on which students can return to campus from March 2021 onwards.

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Best of 2020 – Our Most Popular International Blogs This Year

These were our most-read blogs of 2020, covering exciting new funding and visa opportunities as well as study abroad advice.

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Best of 2020 – Our Most Popular Blogs This Year

At the end of a difficult year, we reflect on some of our most most-read blogs of the past 12 months.

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The UK’s New ‘Student Route’ Visa – What’s Changed?

In October 2020 the UK Government replaced the existing Tier 4 (general) student visa scheme with a new, points-based Student Route

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International PhD Students to be Eligible for Research Council Studentships in 2021-22

The UK Government has announced that, starting in the 2021-22 academic year, international PhD students will be eligible for funding through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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How will Coronavirus Affect Postgraduate Study in Europe This Year?

We've taken a closer look at some of the most popular study abroad destinations in Europe, examining what the current state of play is for prospective international students.

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How to Get Your PhD Study Questions Answered

No matter where you are in your PhD journey, PhD LIVE is a fantastic chance for you to find out more about research and funding opportunities.

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What Does Coronavirus Mean for Postgraduate English Language Tests?

This blog will cover what you need to know about the current situation regarding the coronavirus and language tests around the world.

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Coronavirus – Advice and Guidance for Postgraduate Study

We've answered some of the questions you may have about the impact of coronavirus on Masters degrees and PhD study.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Postgraduate Study Down Under

There are quite a few surprises about studying a Masters or PhD in Australia and New Zealand, from scholarships to research opportunities.

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