UK commitment to Horizon Europe

Funding support is continuing for the program, alleviating researchers worries as UK extends its commitment to Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe is the key European Union funding programme for research and innovation. It has an annual budget of EU95.5Bn. The UK is a major beneficiary of this support. Since the UK left the EU at the […]

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UK and India agree on shared qualifications

The Governments of the UK and India now agree on shared qualifications. Earlier this summer the two nations signed ‘a landmark agreement’ to recognise each other’s academic qualifications. A joint partnership The deal was agreed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Boris Johnston. It enables a shared arrangement as part of a wider trade agreement […]

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Inflation level increases for research stipends

Welcome news was recently shared by UK Research and Innovation, the government body responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions. There will be an increase in the minimum student stipend of 10% from the previous levels for the 2022-2023 academic year. This will mean a real terms increase of more than […]

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Welcome boost for Research Funding

Research England, the body responsible for funding research and engaging with English universities has secured a package of £8Bn to fund university research. This will offer a welcome boost for research funding projects, and helps to secure the sector in challenging times. The sums agreed include: An increase of 6.1% in 2022/23 over the previous […]

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High Potential student visas now available

The UK Government has opened up a new pathway for international students to stay and work in the UK for up to three years. The High Potential student visas now available will accept overseas students from top universities to come for work – with or without a job offer. The scheme is aimed at students […]

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Interest rate cap on postgraduate loans

The Government recently announced an interest rate cap on postgraduate loans. This will apply to students taking out a masters or PhD loan for tuition starting September 2022. Student loan interest rates for current borrowers will be capped to protect them from a rise in inflation. The government has stepped in to ensure that in […]

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Hybrid learning during a masters degree

Our current Masters Compare Scholarship holder Marjana has shared an update with us explaining what it has been like to study using hybrid learning during a masters degree. ‘Thinking back to when I accepted the offer to study my Masters in Management at Imperial College Business School, I was still only halfway through my third […]

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Masters Compare Scholarship 2021/22 – Meet the Winner

We’re pleased to announce the winner for our Masters Compare Scholarship 2021/22 is Marjana, an MSc Management student at Imperial College Business School. Marjana shared her experiences of choosing to study a postgraduate degree and what winning the scholarship will meant to her. She started at the University in September 2021. Can you tell us […]

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Travel for study – Visa changes for international students

Visa changes mean it will now be possible for international students to travel for study in the UK mid-way through their masters course. This is a temporary relaxation of the rules around study visa travel arrangements. The UK Government has confirmed for students planning to start a degree course in the UK in the autumn […]

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The EU Settlement Scheme deadline to apply is 30th June

An important deadline is approaching for people studying or working at UK universities who are EU, EEA or Swiss citizens. 30th June is the deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) which will allow you to remain with the legal right to live and work in the UK beyond 30 June 2021. This […]

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Graduate Route Visa scheme now open

The UK Government has opened the new Graduate route for working Visas. This is designed for International students wanting to stay in the UK to work after completing their course. From 1st July 2021, the Graduate Route ‘provides an opportunity for talented international graduates who have been awarded their degree from a UK university to […]

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Studying a masters degree in lockdown

Our Masters Compare Scholarship winner for 2020 Emma shares her thoughts in a new blog post. Emma tells us about what it has been like for her studying a masters degree in lockdown. ‘Being a master’s student, this academic year has been different to any other both academically and socially. A major aspect of being […]

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New Turing Scheme for student exchanges

When the UK finally left the European Union under the Brexit deal, one of the big announcements was that the Government would be introducing its own replacement for the Erasmus+ Scheme. The new Turing Scheme for student exchanges is opening soon. Over 30 years Erasmus had established partnerships with over 5,000 higher institutions participating across […]

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Masters Compare Scholarship 2020/21 – Meet the Winner

We’re pleased to announce the winner for our Masters Compare Scholarship 2020/21 is Emma, an MSc Comparative Social Policy student of Green Templeton College at The University of Oxford. Emma shared her experiences of choosing to study a postgraduate degree and what winning the scholarship will meant to her. Emma started at the University in […]

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New rules for student visa’s

International and EU student Visa’s commencing this October From 5th October the UK Government is introducing a simplified student visa route under new rules to study in the UK. The ‘new streamlined process’ will allow all students to be treated the same, as ‘they make important contributions economically, academically, and financially’ to the UK economy. […]

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Funding boost for International PhD students applying for Research Studentships next year

The UK Government has announced a welcome funding boost for International PhD students. They are now included in the support for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships commencing in the new term 2021/22. The announcement means that all UKRI-funded PhD students will be eligible for the full award. PhD candidates will enjoy ‘both the stipend to support […]

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Studying for a MSc degree

This blog about Studying for a MSc degree was written by Jennifer Ruthe, a MSc Global Health student at The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. I always wanted a masters, but it wasn’t until I hit my thirties that I found an area I wanted to study. I’d been fundraising […]

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MastersCompare Scholarship Winner’s Story: One Year On

MastersCompare Scholarship Winner’s Story. Our Masters Compare £5,000 Scholarship is a great way to help with your postgraduate studies. Last year, our successful winner of the scholarship was Kristia, a MSc Business Analytics student at Imperial College Business School in London. We recently caught up with Kristia to find out how her course is going, […]

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Why you should or should not do a PhD : A research student’s view

Why you should or should not do a PhD: This blog was originally published a few years ago by Ricky Nathvani, who was completing his PhD at UCL. Since then Dr Rathvani has successfully forged an academic career as a Research Associate in Data Science and Machine Learning at the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public […]

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