University Funding

Applications from any field of research in the Faculty are eligible. Browse our Find a PhD feed for defined projects. Funding may also be available for excellent candidates who obtain an offer of a place for a project of their own.

University Research Studentship Award (URSA)

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to three years. This includes:

  • full tuition fees
  • annual training support fee
  • maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate) for Home/EU only (no stipend for overseas fee status)

Scheme opens: To be announced in Autumn 2018.
Scheme closes: To be confirmed.

Find out more about the University Research Studentships and how to apply.

Research Councils Funding

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).

EPSRC Funding

The EPSRC is the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences.

EPSRC DTP Studentships

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to four years. This includes:

  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • training support fee £1,000 pa
  • maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)

Scheme opens: Autumn 2018.
Scheme closes: January 2019.

Find out more about the EPSRC DTP Studentships and how to apply.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Catalysis Studentships

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to four years. This includes:

  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • training support fee £1,000 pa
  • maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)
  • travel bursary

Scheme opens: Open all year
Scheme closes: Open all year

Find out more about the Centre for Doctoral Training in Catalysis and how to apply for the studentships.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (dCarb) studentships

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to three years. This includes:

  • full tuition fees
  • annual training support fee
  • maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate) for Home/EU only (no stipend for overseas fee status)

Scheme opens: To be announced in Autumn 2018. Scheme closes: To be confirmed.

Find out more about the Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (dCarb) and how to apply for the studentships.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies Studentship

Scholarship value: Funding lasts for up to four years. This includes:

  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate) for Home/EU only (no stipend for overseas fee status)

EU citizens may be eligible to receive tuition fees award only

Scheme opens: To be announced in Autumn 2018.
Scheme closes: To be confirmed.

Find out more about the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies and how to apply for the studentships.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics: Science & Engineering (WISE)

Applications are accepted from a field of Engineering and Science.

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to four years. This includes:

  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)

EU citizens may be eligible to receive tuition fees award only

Scheme opens: Autumn 2018.
Scheme closes: To be confirmed.

Find out more about the Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics: Science & Engineering (WISE) and how to apply for the studentships.

MRC Funding

The MRC works to improve the health of people in the UK by supporting excellent science and training the very best scientists.

MRC GW4 Biomed DTP Studentships

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to three and a half years. This includes:

  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • training support fee £1,000 pa
  • maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)

Scheme opens: Autumn 2018.
Scheme closes: To be confirmed.

Applications are now closed.

Find out more about the GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership and how to apply for the studentships.

NERC Funding

The NERC is the UK's leading public funder of environmental science.

NERC GW4 FRESH Doctoral Studentships

You can apply for this studentship if you want to study in the fields of Atmospheres, Oceans and Ice, Biogeochemical Cycles, Natural Hazards and Resources, or Water.

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to three and a half years. This includes:

  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • training support fee £1,000 pa
  • maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)

Scheme opens: To be announced in Autumn 2018.
Scheme closes: To be confirmed.

NERC GW4+ DTP Doctoral Studentships

The Doctoral Training Partnership encompasses the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter alongside six research organisations and 24 associate partners. Studentships are available for defined research projects in earth and environmental sciences.

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to three and a half years. This includes: - Home/EU tuition fees* - research and training support grant of £11,000 - training budget of £4,000 - maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)

Scheme opens: Late September / early October 2018 (TBC).

Scheme closes: To be confirmed.

Find out more about the NERC GW4+ DTP) and how to apply for the studentships.