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PhDs in Science and Engineering

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)


Through its Doctoral Training Partnership with The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), The University of Manchester offers a number of fully-funded studentships each year.

Funding details:

  • 3.5 year fully-funded studentship
  • Tuition fees at home or international rate
  • Annual maintenance stipend equivalent to UKRI minimum stipend

Specified use

These scholarships are open to all nationalities and across all research areas. We actively encourage applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and transgender status.In order to recruit the very best students, EPSRC allows up to 30% of DTP studentships to be allocated to International students; this is known as relaxation of residential criteria.

Tenable period

3.5 years

Funding provider

The University of Manchester Faculty of Science and Engineering

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Academic requirements

Please enquire with the admissions team in the department in which you intend to study as to their specific eligibility criteria. UK Research and Innovation eligibility criteria

Application procedure

Search our list of competition funded projects on the FindAPhD project page using keyword ‘EPSRC DTP’.

Specify in the funding section of your PhD application form that you wish to be considered for the EPSRC DTP.Your application will then be considered by a departmental funding panel.

Closing date

Contact the admissions team for more information.

Additional information

Postgraduate Research Funding

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