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School of Engineering PhD Scholarship Scheme

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Award Details

For the 2020/21 entry there will be up to four School of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships to be awarded to the most outstanding PhD applicants. Awards made for entry in Autumn 2020 will include both of the following:

  • The full payment of UK/EU tuition fees (worth £4,347)
  • A maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates. This was £15,044 for full time award holders in 2019/20.
  • Length of funding: 3.5 years.

Application Deadline

The Application deadline for this year’s competition is TBA in March 2020. All supporting documents (references and transcripts) must be uploaded by this date.

Please note no late applications will be accepted.

Eligibility

  • Applicants for a School of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship must be applying for a PhD within the School beginning in October 2020;
  • Applicants must either be eligible for home fees (typically UK national), or an EU student that has been educated in the UK for at least three years. Applicant from outside the EU are not eligible.
  • Applicants may apply to study any Engineering discipline, though it is expected that the research proposed will be in line with a research priority within the School, and therefore aligned with a School of Engineering academic member of staff.
  • Awards will not be transferrable to other departments or disciplines.

If you would like more information about carrying out a PhD in the School of Engineering, please download the slideset from our PhD Information Lunch that took place on 28th November 2018.

How to Apply

There are two stages to this process:

Stage 1. Apply for your PhD in Engineering in the School of Engineering, this must be for admission to the University for 2020/21 entry, by the deadline TBA March 2020.

Stage 2. Applicants must submit this School of Engineering PhD Scholarship application form by the deadline TBA March 2020.

Within the scholarship application form, applicants will be required to upload the following documents:

  • A CV (maximum 2 pages). You may supplement this with a short statement as to how you meet the "Person and Preparedness" descriptors.
  • A Research Proposal (maximum 3 pages). You may supplement this with a short statement as to how you meet the "Project and Place" descriptors.

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Essential Reading

We strongly advise that all applicants familiarise themselves with the PGR Ranking Criteria listed below, noting that it will be part of the assessment criteria used for allocating scholarships.

PGR Ranking Criteria

Further Information

Results of the School of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship competition will be communicated through email by the end of April 2020. Please do not contact the School of Engineering or the Graduate School before this date to enquire about results.