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EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership offers funding to new doctoral students in engineering and science.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (EPSRC DTP) offers flexible awards to support doctoral training in any areas of engineering and the physical sciences with relevance to the EPSRC remit.

Studentship value

Find out how much funding is available.


You could receive funding for up to three and a half years.

This includes:

  • tuition fees
  • training support fund of £1,000 each year
  • maintenance stipend of £16,062 each year (2022/23 rate)

Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible for this award.


You can apply for this award if you are a Home or International student, 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.


Application deadlines

Find out when you should submit your application.


Engineering and Design students

Scheme open

The scheme is open to applications from January 2022.

Scheme closes

Refer to individual project advertisements for closing dates.

Science students

Scheme open

The scheme is open to applications from January 2022.

Scheme closes

The application deadline is Sunday 13 March 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

Late applications may be considered, subject to the remaining availability of studentships.


Find an EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership project

Browse our FindaPhD feed for available projects.


Contact us

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