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PhD Scholarships

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Our research impacts the world. Join us. Find out about our exciting funded PhD opportunities.

Our PhD scholarships span a variety of disciplines.

Remember, applying for a scholarship is a bit like applying for a job: once you have applied to Hull your application will be assessed against specific criteria and, if you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview. Ensure you read the project description and eligibility criteria very carefully before you apply to see whether you have the skills, knowledge and experience required.

We strongly encourage you to contact the academics listed on the project pages if you have any questions. Applications to Hull are via our online application portal and links to apply are on the individual project web pages. You can apply for more than one scholarship opportunity.

Register now to keep up to date about our scholarship rounds for 2023 and beyond.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

    Applications are currently closed for 2023 entry.

  • ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

    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 doing a funded social science research degree at Hull.


    Find out more about this scholarship.

  • Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Centre (DSC) 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.

  • Sustainability and Olympic Legacy: Olympic Studies and Research Centre

    The Hull Centre for Sustainability and Olympic Legacy (HCSOL) is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as an official Olympic Studies and Research Centre. The HCSOL investigates how the Olympics can be more environmentally and socially sustainable, and is exploring how the Olympics can leave a lasting legacy and contribute to a positive future for people, society and the environment.

    Find out more about the Hull Centre for Sustainability and Olympic Legacy.

Postgraduate research at the University of Hull
Students in the Brynmor Jones Library
Postgraduate Rebecca Humphries & Georgia Sykes walking by HUBS Wharfe Building
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Our research

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.