Scholarships & funding opportunities

Strathclyde Research Studentship Scheme - Research Excellence awards from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership funds are awarded to the University of Strathclyde annually.  The University administers these funds under the Strathclyde Research Studentship scheme and awards at least 45 PhD studentships annually for students commencing their postgraduate studies in Engineering and Physics Sciences. The funds are split between Research Excellence Awards (see below) and Student Excellence Awards. Students successful in the 2016/17 competition will commence studies in October 2016.

The Research Excellence Awards are specific PhD projects that support the University’s strategic research ambitions.  The 'Project' tab below should be viewed for a list of current opportunities.   Each project will have individual application deadlines.

  • Number of scholarships 23
  • Value home fee and stipend for eligible candidates
  • Opens 20 November 2015
  • Deadline 1 April 2016
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs, Equipment and study costs
  • Duration 3.5 years


Academic qualifications

A good honours degree at first- or upper second-class level.

Residential eligibility

  • Research Council (RC) fees and stipend can only be awarded to UK and EU students and not to EEA or International students.
  • EU students are only eligible for RC stipend if they have been resident in the UK for 3 years, including for study purposes, immediately prior to starting their PhD.
  • If an EU student cannot fulfil this condition then they are eligible for a fees only studentship.
  • International students cannot be funded from RC funds unless they are ‘settled’ in the UK. ‘Settled’ means being ordinarily resident in the UK without any immigration restrictions on the length of stay in the UK. To be ‘settled’  a student must either have the Right to Abode or Indefinite leave to remain in the UK or have the right of permanent residence in the UK under EC law.  If the student’s passport describes them as a British citizen they have the Right of Abode.
  • Students with full Refugee status are eligible for fees and stipend.

Project Details

Currently no projects are being advertised  - please revisit this site in May 2016 for the 2016/17 awards

Further Information

Contact us

View the 'Project' tab for available opportunities where contact details for individual projects will be listed

How to apply

Applications are made by academic supervisors and, in the first instance, interested candidates should contact the department/supervisor they are interested in working with.