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PhD Scholarships

PhD Scholarships

Our research impacts the world. Join us.

Without quality researchers, there can be no quality research.

This is why we invest in PhD scholarships and support you during every step of your research journey.

Many of our projects are interdisciplinary and in collaboration with industry.

If you choose to carry out your postgraduate studies with us, you will become part of a vibrant, forward-thinking research community.

Register now to keep up to date about our scholarship rounds for 2022 and beyond.

Postgraduate research at the University of Hull

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  • China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships

    The University of Hull has a long history of participating in the China Scholarship Council (CSC) schemes and we have a number of exceptional Chinese scholars undertaking ground-breaking research with us currently.

    This scholarship is for candidates who are Chinese nationals and is available for PhD programmes in a variety of subject areas at the University of Hull.

    Applications to study a full-time PhD starting in September 2021 are now open to Chinese PhD students in all subject fields.

    Learn more about the CSC PhD Scholarships here.

  • Commonwealth Scholarships Scheme

    The University of Hull has a long history of welcoming high quality scholars through the Commonwealth Scholarships PhD and Taught Masters schemes. We have a number of exceptional Commonwealth scholars undertaking ground-breaking research with us currently.

    Many also choose to study through the Taught Masters scholarship programme and then return to take up a Commonwealth PhD scholarship.

    Learn more about the Commonwealth Scholarships Scheme here.

  • EPSRC/NERC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment

    We need the world’s brightest minds to join us in developing solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges the offshore wind industry is facing. The UK has committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and clean energy produced by offshore wind will be a cornerstone in reaching this target. Already providing over 10% of the UK’s electricity and growing at an unprecedented rate, by 2030 it is expected to provide over 30% of the UK’s energy needs.

    The Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind and the Environment is led by the Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull with partners Durham, Newcastle and Sheffield Universities. Working closely with over 20 Industry partners, the Aura CDT invites high-quality applications for 4-year taught and research PhD scholarships. These funded PhD opportunities are for exceptional graduates from a range of STEM backgrounds and could unlock a career in this new and innovative industry.

    Recruitment will reopen in Autumn 2022 for Cohort 5 entry, starting September 2023.

    For more information visit the Aura website.

  • ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership

    The University of Hull is a member of the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. We are looking for talented students to join us for a world-class start to your research career by undertaking a funded social science research degree at Hull.

    This innovative Doctoral Training Partnership is a collaboration between the leading social science departments in the Universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and York.

    The partnership distributes funded PhD places to excellent students to train and nurture the next generation of world-class social science researchers with outstanding skills and potential. It is funded and accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of the national research funding body UKRI.

    Applications currently closed.

  • The Nerc Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in Environmental Science

    The Nerc Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) encompasses three broad themes: Atmosphere and Climate, Earth Processes and the Living World. Panorama prepares the next generation of environmental science leaders for industrial, governmental, NGO and academic careers and provides exceptional training across the range of environmental science in world-class research teams through an innovative, exciting and multi-disciplinary programme.  The programme will equip students with the skills necessary to understand the complex interactions within the Earth system, so they can contribute to the development of scientific, policy and industrial solutions for the national and global scale problems we face in coming decades. 

    Find out more about the Nerc Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership

  • Transatlantic Cultures of Incarceration

    Transatlantic Cultures of Incarceration explores written and visual responses to the experience of incarceration across transatlantic cultures and continents, with ‘incarceration’ applied to a host of historical and contemporary contexts, including prisons, pandemics, and modern slavery. Confining humans has become a common global practice, and something we have all experienced during recent COVID-19 lockdowns. This has brought renewed attention to the human experience of incarceration, bringing the hidden suffering of those subjected to incarceration worldwide to the forefront of the public imagination. Transatlantic Cultures of Incarceration works within the interdisciplinary framework of the University of Hull’s Cultures of Incarceration Centre to enable a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers to address the inhumanities and inequalities of incarceration, now and for the future.

    This cluster studies cultural representations of incarceration across place and time, uncovering uncomfortable truths about human rights violations, miscarriages of justice, social inequalities and political persecution, as represented across a range of media, including in films, photography, poetry, fiction, and biography. Students will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community at the Cultures of Incarceration Centre and will work alongside partner organisations across the UK and US to pioneer important new approaches to a growing global challenge.

Students in the Brynmor Jones Library
Postgraduate Rebecca Humphries & Georgia Sykes walking by HUBS Wharfe Building
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Accelerating a net zero future. Improving health outcomes. Promoting justice and fairness for all. Living with water. Enhancing heritage and creative industries. Our research impacts the world.