Funding for UK students

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UK students are eligible to apply for the following scholarships

Research Councils studentships

Research Council studentships funded by STFC and EPSRC are available to UK students (30% of these studentships will also be available to international students for 2021 entry).  Research Council studentships are awarded by the School of Physics and Astronomy on receipt of an application for a PhD place through the online system and satisfactory interview, and do not require a separate application. Research Council studentships cover home fees and provide tax free stipends for living costs for 42 months (this is 48 months for CDT students). The stipend rates can be seen at the individual research council links below. The initial application deadline is 4th January, 2021 for Astronomy applicants and 22nd January, 2021 for Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Condensed Matter applicants. Applications reached after the deadline will continue to be considered until all the positions are filled.

Principal’s Career Development Scholarships

The Principal’s Career Development Scholarships are available to all Physics & Astronomy PhD applicants.

Doctoral Training Schemes

There are two doctoral training schemes open to UK/EU students: the Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces Centre for Doctoral Training and the Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Computation (MAC-MIGS) Centre for Doctoral Training

Further funding opportunities

The University Scholarships and Student Finance pages may contain information on further funding opportunities.