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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS) funding

New doctoral students in engineering, management, humanities and science may be eligible for funding from AAPS.

Funding for doctoral students

If you are applying to study engineering, management, humanities and science, you may be eligible for funding from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training.


Applications are invited from candidates who have, or who expect to obtain, a first or upper second class Bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent in the range of disciplines covered by this CDT. See the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS) for more information.

Studentship value

Funding lasts for up to four years. This includes:

  • Home tuition fees
  • training support fund £1,000 per annum
  • maintenance stipend £15,609 per annum (2021/22 rate)

Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible for this award.


This award is open to all applicants (Home and International); however, in line with guidance from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the number of awards available to International students will be limited to 30% of the total.

Find out more about your tuition fee status.

Contact aapscdt@bath.ac.uk with your expression of interest. You should include a two-page CV, 250-word personal statement and scans of transcripts.

Find out more about the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (AAPS) and how to apply for the studentships.


Application deadlines

Find out when you should submit your application.


Scheme opens: Applications are accepted from 1 October each year.

Application deadline: There will be monthly application submission deadlines between October and June in each academic year. You should apply early as places are usually filled by March. Applications received after mid-February will only be considered if spaces are available.


About the Research Council

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.


The Research Councils include the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). They award funding for Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT).

Contact us

If you have any questions about doctoral funding, get in touch.