- Value: Funding covers the cost of UK/EU fees at and provides a maintenance. Funding duration is 3.5 years. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.
- Number of awards: Up to 3 available
- Deadline: Applications accepted all year round
Each project is allocated to a supervisor. Check the individual project pages to find out who will be supervising the research.
These prestigious awards are made by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The following competition projects have been selected by the School as priorities this year.
- Probing the molecular composition of planet-forming regions with ALMA
- Simulating the atmospheres of rocky exoplanets
Other projects that are in the competition list can also be funded at the School’s discretion.
See projects for details.
How to apply
Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section of your application, the name of the PhD project that you wish to be considered for as well as the name of your proposed supervisor. In the ‘residency and funding’ section, please state ‘STFC funded scholarships’ as your sponsor.
We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.
If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office, e: firstname.lastname@example.org