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PhD Scholarships

PhD Scholarships

Our research impacts the world. Come and 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 2021 and beyond.

Postgraduate research at the University of Hull

Open scholarship opportunities

  • 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.

  • Social regeneration and mitigating isolation: strategies and solutions for improving well-being for people living with advanced illness towards the end of life

    This is an opportunity for a full time PhD in Medical Sciences on the topic of “Social regeneration and mitigating isolation: strategies and solutions for improving well-being for people living with advanced illness towards the end of life”.

    Summary: The profound physical deterioration and social changes associated with advanced illness places people at greater risk of social isolation, loss of social connectedness, and what has been referred to as ‘social death’. The PhD candidate will explore these concepts, their conceptual value and explanatory applicability. The focus is on understanding what protects social and personal wellbeing in advanced illness. The project will be undertaken within populations at high risk of social isolation including those, for example, with multimorbidity and frailty, advanced heart/lung/kidney disease.

    More information about Social regeneration and mitigating isolation: strategies and solutions for improving well-being for people living with advanced illness towards the end of life.

    Closing date: 15 October 2021

  • Race to Zero: an Olympic Journey

    Team GB Competitors, Community, Climate

    In an exciting development in this unique partnership, we are working with Team GB on three PhD projects. The three studies are about sustaining the future of individuals, society as a collective, and the environment These exciting and innovative PhD projects all uphold the values of Olympism, are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and will be integral to Team GB’s work on and commitment to three important themes of social impact, sustainability, and life beyond sport.

    Applications are now being welcomed for the third of these PhD projects: Race to Zero: an Olympic Journey.

    Elite sport has many benefits for global society, including its ability to promote an environmental message to those who are hard to reach by other routes. However, it has its own significant environmental footprint which should be recognised and minimised.

    One of Team GB’s strategic goals is to understand and reduce its carbon footprint, and this PhD project will work in partnership with Team GB and two of the University’s research institutes – the Energy and Environment Institute and the Logistics Institute – to further this goal.

    Find out more about Race to Zero: an Olympic Journey

    Closing date: 5 November

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  • 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., a collaboration between the leading social science departments in the Universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and York.

    Funded and accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council, 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.

    Find out more about ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership.

  • 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.

    Applications will open in Autumn 2021 for Cohort 4, who will begin studying in September 2022.

    Find out more about the Aura centre for Doctoral Training.

  • Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Centre for Water Cultures: Pioneering the green-blue humanities

    The University of Hull Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Centre for Water Cultures is an interdisciplinary research centre exploring humanity’s relationships with water in the green-blue regions of the world, past, present and future.

    It pioneers a new, humanities-led, interdisciplinary and transhistorical research area – the green-blue humanities – and equips a new generation of PhD students to take this agenda forward and transform our understanding of humanity's relationships with water.

    Applications are now closed but we will be recruiting for the next phase later on this year.

    Find out more about the Centre for Water Cultures.

  • 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.

    The Panorama DTP is a partnership between the University of Hull and the universities of Leeds and York. Recruitment is currently closed but for more information, visit the Panorama website.

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Postgraduate Rebecca Humphries & Georgia Sykes walking by HUBS Wharfe Building
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