Unmissable information on PhD study and funding

Our PhD LIVE Virtual Study Fair will take place on Wednesday 25 January for STEM & Medicine and Thursday 26 January for Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Business. You’ll be able to browse PhD projects, chat with university representatives and get your questions answered – all from the comfort of your own home.

PLUS, get exclusive access to our specialist webinar programme. Hear experts and current students speak on popular PhD topics including funding and international study. You can also attend our Research Proposal Writing Masterclass.

Wednesday 25 January - STEM & Medicine

Thursday 26 January - Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Business


Understand your PhD options

If you’re thinking about PhD study, it can be hard to know where to start! If you’re unsure about funding opportunities, research proposals or finding the right supervisor, our PhD LIVE Virtual Study Fair can help you understand your options.


Meet top universities from around the world

You can connect with universities from the UK and around the world, including the University of Kent, the University of Nottingham in China, University of Birmingham, the University of Sydney and more, all from the comfort of your own home! Each university is just a click away, ready to answer any questions you may have. Whatever stage you’re at, PhD LIVE Virtual Study Fair can help you clarify your options.

Get instant answers to your questions

Join anytime between 11am-3pm GMT to chat LIVE with university representatives about PhD projects, funding, supervisors, applications, and student experience. No questions? You can still browse university booths, videos and latest information.

Lastest funding advice

From Research Council studentships to support from charities, there are countless sources of funding out there! Find out about the many ways to finance your PhD and get advice on putting together a stand-out funding application.

Plus, don't forget to ask each university about the specific funding opportunities available for their projects.


Specialist talks programme

If you want more information, our webinar programme will help you understand specific aspects of PhD study. Attend our PhD Research Proposal Masterclass, get advice on your funding options, ask current PhD students about their experience and more.

The full schedule is available under the ‘Agenda’ tab above.

Slides for each webinar will not be available after the fair has ended.

How can I register for the event?

You can reserve your place at the event by registering here. We’ll send you an email with a unique link to join on the day. Be sure to add noreply@findaphd.com to your safe senders list and check your junk/spam folder if you can't find your confirmation email!

Is there any charge?

Nope! Attending the PhD LIVE study fair is completely free. We only require that you register in advance to make sure you can access the event quickly and easily when it opens.

How do I attend the virtual study fair?

Attending the fair is simple – all you need to do is click on the link we’ll send you to be transported to our virtual exhibition hall. The link will open in your browser, so there’s no need for any extra downloads.

What’s the best way to join the event?

We’d recommend using laptop or tablet to access the fair, as the virtual fair platform tends not to work as well on mobile. Having a strong, secure Wifi or 4G connection will also help you get as much as possible out of the event.

Can I attend on both days?

Yes! Wednesday’s session will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine, and Thursday’s on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Business, but you’re more than welcome to attend twice if you’re interested in subjects across both days.

How does the webinar programme work?

All webinars are hosted via Zoom. You’ll be able to watch panellists speak live with an opportunity to submit questions via a shared chat function.

PhD LIVE Virtual Study Fair features webinars to provide you with the latest PhD information and advice to help you take the next steps. As the fair takes place over two days, the webinars are tailored to your subject area interests. Please ensure you attend the date relevant to you:

  • Wednesday 25 January: STEM & Medicine subjects
  • Thursday 26 January: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Business

WHAT'S ON?

Please see the full webinar programme below. All times are in GMT.


Wednesday 25 January - STEM & Medicine :

On Demand (from 11:15 - 15:00) – Finding and funding your PhD in STEM & Medicine


This webinar will cover finding a PhD in your subject area, the funding opportunities available including Research Council funding, and the differences between self-proposed topics and advertised projects.

This session has been pre-recorded and can be watched anytime from 11:15 to 15:00 GMT.

12:30 – 13:15 – Panel Q&A: Study abroad (including the UK)


Our panel of university representatives will answer your questions about studying a PhD around the world, explaining fees and funding, applications and tips for moving to a new country.

13:30 – 14:30 – PhD research proposal writing masterclass


This masterclass will help you better understand exactly what a proposal should and shouldn’t be, including useful hints & tips related to your subject area to ensure your proposal stands out.


Thursday 26 January - Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Business:

11:15 – 12:15 – Finding and funding your PhD in Arts


This masterclass will help you better understand exactly what a proposal should and shouldn’t be, including useful hints & tips related to your subject area to ensure your proposal stands out.

12:30 – 13:15 – Panel Q&A: Study abroad (including the UK)


Our panel of university representatives will answer your questions about studying a PhD around the world, explaining fees and funding, applications and tips for moving to a new country.

13:30 – 14:30 – PhD research proposal writing masterclass


This masterclass will help you better understand exactly what a proposal should and shouldn’t be, including useful hints & tips related to your subject area to ensure your proposal stands out.

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Why attend Virtual Fairs

  • Meet representatives from UK and international institutions
  • Get funding & application advice
  • Attend talks