For UK and Irish students

Full funding (fees + maintenance) UKRI studentships are available to UK and Irish students who are accepted on to our MRes+PhD programme. Irish students are eligible for full studentships under the recent eligibility announcement by UKRI. UK and Irish students are also considered for the University based funding sources mentioned below, in addition to UKRI funding. All individuals having permanent residence or settled status in the UK are expected to qualify for home level fees and will therefore be eligible for full studentships. Applicants with pre-settled status are expected to qualify for home level fees if they meet the UKRI residence criteria.

For Other EU (non Irish) and Overseas students

UKRI and University Based Funding

Other EU and Overseas students will be considered for partial funding (home-level fees and maintenance) from UKRI as part of their application. Students who are selected for these studentships will be put forward for various additional funding sources for the home-overseas fee difference, and funding offers will normally be made as a full package.

These additional funding sources include, but are not limited to competitive scholarship programmes such as the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Harding Scholarship and other University based scholarships, as well as funding from NanoDTC industry partners. Application for these is normally via the main graduate admission application form.

These additional funding sources may also offer scholarships to students that are successful in their competitive selection process.

Applicants must ensure that they submit their application by 7th Jan 2021 in order to be considered for University based funding. Please note that the two NanoDTC internal review deadlines are before this date.

US citizens interested in applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship must do so by 9 Oct 2020. This means that the completed application along with references and other supporting documents should be received by us by this date. US citizens can still be eligible for other University based scholarships if they apply by the Dec/Jan deadlines.

Other Funding Sources

In addition to University based funding, candidates eligible for the scholarships below are strongly encouraged to apply for them:

  • Women from developing countries – Schlumberger Faculty for the Future programme (Deadline TBC).
  • Applicants from Commonwealth countries – Commonwealth Scholarship. See their website for country-wise details and deadlines.
  • US citizens – Marshall Scholarship. Deadline will have to be used in conjunction with other scholarships from the University or other sources as Marshall funding is normally available only for two years.
  • Canadian citizens – The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) award competition opens Monday 11 January 2021 for applications by Canadian students pursuing full-time, multi-year postgraduate programmes in any field of study in the United Kingdom. The deadline for applications is Sunday 7 March 2021 at midnight.