Faculty of Engineering Research Excellence PhD Scholarship


Do you want to be part of Britain's global university*?

This highly competitive scholarship is to recognise and reward applications from outstanding international students registering on Engineering research degree programmes.

In 2018 we are offering 12 full tuition fee scholarships plus a stipend of £1,015 per month for a three-year full-time PhD research degree programme



Closed on 09 April for 2018 entry (extended from 09 March).

*The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016

Who is eligible to apply?

We are looking for applications from exceptional students who are seriously committed to pushing the boundaries of engineering, students who are excited about the prospect of working with some of the world’s leading researchers and who aspire to be the best in their profession. The high value of this award reflects the University's aim to attract the best students from around the world and to support them during their study.

You can apply for this scholarship if you:

  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
  • already hold an offer to start a full-time PhD research degree programme at our Nottingham campus with a start date that falls between 01 October 2018 and 01 February 2019 (inclusive) in the Faculty of Engineering AND
  • have a first-class undergraduate degree or an MSc with distinction in a relevant subject; work experience, journal papers published and other esteem indicators (prizes, top-in-class etc.) will be considered

It is important that you state on your scholarship application the specific topic you are interested in researching and why. Applications listing broad fields of research eg ‘civil engineering’ or ‘mechanical engineering’ rarely get supported.

These scholarships are for 3 years of a research programme and are subject to satisfactory progress each year.

Engineering Research Excellence PhD Scholars at Nottingham

Here is what one of our 2015 Engineering Research Excellence PhD winners says about their scholarship:

"The scholarship has made my goal to study abroad a dream that came true... I am extremely passionate to achieve the best from my PhD, through benefiting my country from my research outcomes into the development of architecture and urban planning in a completely new and intellectual approach... I
am benefiting from all the services that the university is providing academic, social or even entertainment and...
trying different and unique experiences every day."

Malathe Hamid from Sudan (pictured left in the photo on the right), PhD Architecture


Find out more 

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