University Funding

Graduate Research Scholarships

Successful applicants will be expected (i) to have a strong background in Accounting & Finance, or Marketing, Business & Society (Business Economics) and (ii) to support teaching in these areas. For full details on eligibility, please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Graduate Research Scholarships.

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

  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • annual training support fee of £1,000 per annum (years 2, 3 and 4 only)
  • maintenance stipend £15,009 pa (2019/20 rate)

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed.

Scheme opens: Autumn 2019 for 2020 entry

Application deadline: TBC

University Research Studentship Award (URSA)

Applications from any field of research in the School of Management are eligible.

University Research Studentship Award (URSA)

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

  • Home/EU or Overseas tuition fees
  • annual training support fee
  • maintenance stipend £15,009 pa (2019/20 rate)

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed.

Scheme opens: Autumn 2019 for 2020 entry

Application deadline: TBC

Research Council Funding

ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP)

The ESRC is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. Studentships are available for discipline specific study or interdisciplinary study which will involve collaboration with a partner institution.

Eligibility: Home/EU students only. International candidates are eligible to apply for Economics and Advanced Quantitative Methods.

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to three years of full time study or part-time equivalent. This includes:

  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • maintenance stipend, £15,009 per annum (2019/20 rate)
  • training support fee, £750 per annum

EU citizens who do not meet the residency requirement may be eligible for a tuition fees only award.

Studentships available: Approximately 45, across the partnership.

Scheme opens: Open now

Scheme closes: 21 January 2020

Find out more about studentships with the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

If you would like to apply for a South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) ESRC studentship, there are specific guidelines you will need to follow.

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

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:

  • UK/EU tuition fees
  • maintenance stipend £15,009 per annum (2019/20 rate)
  • training support fund (£1000/year)

Eligibility: UK and EU citizens.

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed.

Scheme opens: Autumn 2019 for 2020 entry

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.

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.

China Scholarship Council Studentships

If you are a Chinese citizen who wants to undertake a PhD at University of Bath, you may be eligible to apply for funding through the China Scholarship Council (CSC). CSC scholarships include:

  • Overseas tuition fees
  • maintenance stipend to cover living costs
  • travel between China and the UK

Scheme opens: 4 September 2019

Application deadline: 20 January 2020

Find out more about the CSC-Bath programme, including eligibility criteria and how to apply.