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School of Engineering PhD/MPhil 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/MPhil applicants. Awards made for entry in Autumn 2020 will include both of the following:

  • The full payment of UK/EU tuition fees (worth approx £4,425)
  • A tax-free maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates, £15,350 per annum.
  • Length of funding: 3.5 years.

Application Deadline

The Application deadline for this year’s competition is 20th March 2020. All supporting documents (references and transcripts) must be uploaded by this date.

  • Please note no late applications will be accepted.
  • Awards are not transferrable to other departments or disciplines.

Eligibility

  • Applicants for a School of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship must be applying for a PhD/MPhil 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. Applicants from outside the EU are not eligible - click here for an alternative funding source.
  • 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.

How to Apply - Stage 1

There are two stages to this process:

Stage 1. Submit your expression of interest in this scholarship, you will need to prepare the following:

  • 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.

Stage 1 Application

How to Apply - Stage 2

Stage 2. Apply for your PhD in Engineering in the School of Engineering - to the University for 2020/21 entry, by the deadline 22 March 2020.

Department: School of Engineering
Academic Year: 2020/21
Mode of Study: Full-time

Type of course: Postgraduate Research

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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 Doctoral College before this date to enquire about results.