Scholarships & funding opportunities

Strathclyde Research Studentship Scheme - Student Excellence Awards from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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 Student excellence Awards (see below) and Research Excellence Awards. Students successful in the 2020/21 competition will commence studies in October 2020.

The Student Excellence Awards are awarded to students with, or who are expected to obtain, a 1st class honours with an outstanding emerging academic track record, with internal and external recognition and a proven commitment to the field of study.

  • Number of scholarships 22
  • Value home fee and stipend for eligible candidates
  • Opens 1 November 2019
  • Deadline 31 March 2020
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs, Equipment and study costs
  • Duration 3.5 years

Eligibility

Academic qualifications

A good honours degree at first-class level

Residential eligibility

  • Research Council (UKRI) 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 UKRI 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 UKRI 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.

Contact us

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

How to apply

Each Faculty or Department may set their own internal application procedures and deadlines which may be prior to the deadline listed above. As applications for SRSS EPSRC SEAs are made by academic supervisors, interested candidates should contact the department/supervisor they are interested in working with in the first instance. 

 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty Deadline: Friday March 6th, 2020
Departments may have earlier deadlines
Contact: HaSS Graduate School

 

Faculty of Science
Faculty Deadline: Friday March 6th, 2020
Departments may have earlier deadlines
Please contact Science Departments directly 

 

Strathclyde Business School
Departments set individual deadlines
Please contact SBS Departments directly

 

Faculty of Engineering
Faculty Deadline: Passed
Please contact Engineering Departments directly