Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC

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How to apply

If you are applying to the School of Computing or the School of Engineering, your research project must have the support of a main supervisor or supervisory team.

If you wish to apply to the School of Physics and Astronomy or the School of Chemistry and Forensic Sciences, you will need to apply to a supervisor-led project.

Step 1

Apply for a PhD at Kent: follow the University of Kent’s online application process and apply to an eligible PhD programme.

As part of the process, students should include the following:

  • explain reasons for study – please indicate that you are interested in the EPSRC scholarship,
  • provide a research proposal,
  • provide details/evidence of qualifications,
  • provide two academic references.

If you are applying to a research project in Physics or Chemistry, please select the supervisor listed on the project you are applying for as your ‘Primary supervisor’.

Physics project details click here.

Chemistry project details click here.

Step 2

Once you have applied through the University of Kent online application portal (KentVision), you must email your Application ID number, your full name and your PhD programme and if you are applying to a specific project to This step is to confirm that you wish to apply for an EPSRC Scholarship, only those who have emailed their interest will be considered.

Have you already applied to Kent or are you a current Kent PhD student?

If you have already applied or have a deferred offer, or you are a current PhD student at Kent, you do not need to follow Step 1 as we should already have your application on our system. Please contact your supervisor to inform them you wish to be considered for the EPSRC scholarship. You must also email your details to