These scholarships include a doctoral stipend (equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend, £17,668 2022/23 rate, 2023/24 to be announced) for 3.5 years, tuition fees at the home rate and access to further research support funding. If you are applying as an international candidate, Kent will waive the difference between Home and International fees.
The deadline for this scholarship for 2023/24 has passed. Details for 2024/25 will be published here when available
Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential.
Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, and ideally a Master’s degree or equivalent.
The studentships are open to Home and Overseas (including EU) students. The number of international studentships awarded per cohort is capped by UKRI at 30%. To be classed as a Home student, candidates must meet the RCUK residency criteria.
UK residential conditions:
The University of Kent requires all non-native speakers of English to read a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. For more information on English language requirements, please visit this page.
The University of Kent is pleased to offer EPSRC studentships starting in September 2023 to exceptional students undertaking PhD study in the following schools:
on a full-time basis, or to home students on a part-time basis.
Click on the links above to find details of our research areas, supervisors and potential PhD topics.
The University of Kent is committed to equality, diversity, widening participation and inclusion and we endeavour to recruit students from all walks of life. We encourage enquiries and applications from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and transgender status.
Enquiries should be directed to the relevant Postgraduate Admissions team: email@example.com for schools in the Division of Natural Sciences, and firstname.lastname@example.org for schools in the Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
When applying, students should follow the University of Kent’s online application process. As part of the process, students should include the following:
Details of Academic Schools in receipt of EPSRC Project/Studentship funding can be found here:
School of Chemistry and Forensic Science
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Sciences
School of Physics and Astronomy
Please contact the Academic School for further information.