17th May 2021:
Please be aware that the CDT has now filled all of our funded places for entry and there are no studentships remaining for the 2021/22 academic year. If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will be happy to help.
For the 2021/22 academic year, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding is open to both UK and International research students as detailed on the UKRI website. Please be aware that the CDT has now filled all of our funded places for entry and there are no studentships available for the 2021/22 academic year. Applications for the 2022/23 academic year are expected to open in Autumn 2021 and further details will be available in due course.
Awards for both UK residents and international applicants pay a stipend to cover maintenance as well as paying the university fees and research training support. The stipend is at the standard UKRI rate (for 2020/21 that is £15,285 per annum).
UKRI funding will not cover international fees. However we expect a small number of fully funded international places to be available on a competitive basis. Please watch for updated information on our website.
UKCISA provides information on tuition fees to help you assess your fee status.
We normally expect to have allocated studentships by late Spring for the course starting in October.
- UK Applicants: HetSys provides funding for the four-year programme to UK students.
- International Applicants: We expect a small number of fully funded international places to be available on a competitive basis to exceptional students of any citizenship. Applications must be submitted by 21 January 2021, and must include responses to the following questions within the supporting statement:
- Describe your academic history, skills, expertise, professional experience and awards or publications and how these prepare you for the HetSys training programme (300 words maximum).
- Describe how your skills and interests match with your chosen PhD project or projects. You might want to consider the significance of the project and any prior engagement with relevant topics (300 words maximum).
- Self-funded applicants of any citizenship who meet the Entry Requirements are also encouraged to apply.
International applicants may also wish to apply for the Chancellor's International Scholarship.