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HetSys Scholarships

For the 2024/25 academic year, funding is open to both UK and International research students.

Awards for both UK residents and international applicants pay a stipend to cover maintenance as well as paying the university fees and providing a research training support grant. The stipend is at the standard UKRI rate (for 2023/24 that is £18,622 per annum).

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 28 February 2024, and must include responses to the following questions within the personal 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).

Other Funding Opportunities

Chancellor's International Scholarship

China Scholarship Council Awards

Doctoral College guidance

University guidance

Self funding

Applications are welcome to those able to support themselves or with funding already arranged. Such applications will go through the same level of academic assessment.

Please see the universities fee arrangements for PGR students.