Fulfil your Potential: EPSRC-Funded PhDs in Engineering and Physical Sciences at Exeter (2024 Entry)

December 15, 2023

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Bursary Description

  • Fully Funded
  • University of Exeter
  • PhD
  • Engineering Science, Physical Sciences
  • International Students
  • UK
  • 02/19/2024

Scholarship Description:

Ready to dive into cutting-edge research and make a real difference? The University of Exeter is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: up to 15 fully-funded PhD studentships in various engineering and physical science fields for September 2024 entry! In this article we will explore the eligibility criteria, funding options and application process (Step by Step). Read till the end to get the most out of this scholarship.

Explore a World-Class Setting:

Exeter, nestled in the stunning Devon countryside, is not just beautiful, it’s a hub of academic excellence. As a Russell Group university, we boast world-renowned research that tackles global challenges. Join our vibrant Doctoral College and contribute to this legacy.

Unleash Your Research Potential:

Backed by the prestigious EPSRC, these studentships cover a wide range, from digital innovation to sustainable energy solutions. We believe in your ideas! Our student-focused process lets you connect with experts early on to build your dream research proposal. Applications close on February 19th, 2024, so don’t wait!

Push the Boundaries:

We encourage ambitious projects that cross disciplines and partner with industry or external organizations. This is your chance to make a lasting impact while pursuing your research passion.

Degree Level:

Fulfil your Potential: EPSRC-Funded PhDs in Engineering and Physical Sciences at Exeter (2024 Entry) is available to undertake PhD level programs at University of Exeter.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Engineering Science
  • Physical Sciences

Scholarship Benefits:

What You Get as a Successful Applicant:

  • Your living expenses covered: An index-linked stipend of £18,622 per year (full-time) for up to 3.5 years (adjusted for part-time).
  • No tuition fees: The University pays your tuition fees if you’re a Home student.
  • Research support: A £5,000 Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) spread over 3.5 years (pro-rata for part-time) to help with your research expenses.

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international and domestic students.

Eligibility Criteria:

Please refer to the UKRI EPSRC residency criteria web page alongside the information provided below.

Home Students:

  • Up for grabs for those meeting the “Home” criteria: UK nationals, settled or pre-settled status holders, or those with indefinite leave to remain or enter.

International Students:

  • Not quite a Home student? Don’t despair! A limited number of fully-funded PhDs are still open for you.
  • Heads up: you’ll be responsible for visa costs, healthcare surcharges, and other relocating expenses.

Home Fees Eligibility:

  • Navigating home fee eligibility can be tricky, especially if you’ve recently moved (to/from UK or Ireland) or applied for EU Settlement Scheme status. Seek guidance if this applies to you.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bring your A-game! We expect a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in science, engineering, or technology.
  • Second chances: Got a Lower Second Class? No worries! A Master’s degree or strong non-academic experience can still get you in the door.

English Language:

  • English not your native tongue? No problem, but you’ll need to prove your language skills before starting your PhD. Click here for details and alternative tests accepted.

Application Procedure:

Applying for EPSRC DTP Studentships at Exeter: A Clear Guide

Where to Apply:

  • Find your lead supervisor’s department (Submiting an Application section below) and apply through them.
  • Any questions? Discuss with your supervisor!

What You Need:

  • CV: Your academic and professional background.
  • Research Summary Form: Fill out completely!
  • Application Letter: Highlight your passions and research experience.
  • Transcript(s): Interim or final, showing your grades and subjects.
  • Two References: Emailed by referees to [email protected] by Feb 19th, 2024.
  • English Proficiency Proof: Required if English isn’t your native language.


  • All documents in English.
  • PDF preferred.
  • Name your files clearly: Smith - CV.pdf, etc.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Feb 19th, 2024 (midnight GMT).
  • Shortlisting & Interviews: Week starting March 25th, 2024.
  • Interview Outcome: Mid-April 2024.
  • Interview Format: Discussing your research proposal in detail.

Additional Notes:

Ready to embark on your research journey? Apply for these EPSRC DTP studentships by Feb 19th, 2024!

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