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. This includes:

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

Eligibility: UK and EU citizens. Overseas applicants may be considered for a UK/EU award if they are able to provide evidence of their ability to fund the difference between Home and Overseas fees.

Scheme opens: Applications for September 2020 entry are now open.

Application deadline: 20 January 2020.

University Research Studentship Award (URSA)

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

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

  • UK/EU or Overseas tuition fees
  • training support fund £1,000 per annum
  • maintenance stipend £15,009 per annum (2019/20 rate)

Eligibility: UK and EU citizens. Limited full scholarships may be available for academically excellent Overseas applicants. Overseas applicants may also be considered for a UK/EU award if they are able to provide evidence of their ability to fund the difference between Home and Overseas fees.

Scheme opens: Applications for September 2020 entry are now open.

Application deadline: 20 January 2020.

Research Council Funding

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 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). They award funding for Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT).

To be eligible for a full award (fees and stipend) from UKRI or a Research Council, a UK or EU student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. For full details on eligibility, please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Research Council Training Grants.

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.

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

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

Eligibility: UK and EU citizens who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the studentship. Overseas candidates are eligible to apply for Economics and Advanced Quantitative Methods.

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: Applications for September 2020 entry are now open.

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
  • training support fund £1000 per annum
  • maintenance stipend £15,009 per annum (2019/20 rate)

Eligibility: UK and EU citizens who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the studentship.

Scheme opens: Applications for 2020 entry are now open.

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: 12 January 2020.

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