Scholarships and Funding
There are a variety of ways in which we support our students financially throughout their studies, ensuring that they receive the best possible experience at university.
Scholarships and bursaries
The University has committed £3.7m to scholarships and bursaries, with 400 students per year being entitled to these.
Faculty scholarships cover your full tuition fees, as well as providing you with a generous stipend and access to a research training grant. External scholarships are also offered by prestigious research councils such as the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). These also allow you to work alongside the Doctoral Training Centres listed below.
Generous travel grants are also available, allowing you to attend conferences, workshops and seminars relevant to your PhD.
- Travel Grants
- Check your eligibility for our scholarships and financial awards
- Frequently asked questions on scholarships and financial awards
Doctoral Training Centres
As a research student in the Faculty of Science and Technology, you will have the opportunity to access support from a number of doctoral training centres while undertaking your PhD.
- North West Doctoral Training Centre
- Graphene NOWNANO
- Next Generation Nuclear
- STARS (Soils Training and Research Studentships)
- STOR-i (Statistical and Operational Research with Industry)
Our PhD students have access to funding from a number of businesses. Our 80 industry-focused PhDs will allow you to undertake intensive research and development on a specific research project to underpin the development of a new product or service, using this work as the basis of your programme of study. Undertaking an industry-funded PhD could give you a tax-free stipend of £15,000 per year, have your tuition fees subsidised by your partner business, and put you in an enviable position to begin a long-term, well paid career.