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PhDs in Science and Engineering

Department of Physics and Astronomy Diversity Enhancement Studentship


This fully-funded studentship includes:
  • Tuition fees at home or international rate
  • Annual maintenance stipend equivalent to UKRI minimum stipend .

Specified use

This scholarship is open to home or EU applicants (overseas with fee waiver) from underrepresented groups, or challenging social or academic backgrounds, who are motivated to tackle, and plan to engage with, diversity enhancement in physics and astronomy.

Tenable period

3.5 years

Funding provider

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Allowed study options

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

  • Full-time

Academic requirements

To be considered for this studentship you must:

  • Hold (or be about to obtain) a minimum of a 2i class UK Masters honours degree, or international equivalent, or a First Class Bachelor degree with an additional Masters degree, or international equivalent.
  • Applicants with a First Class Bachelor degree, or international equivalent, with proven research experience may also be considered.

Other eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

Application procedure

This scholarship works on a nomination basis, the lead supervisor will consider you for nomination and will support you through the process. It is important that you have had significant contact with the supervisory team during the application process and that they are aware that you wish to be considered for funding. Your application will then be considered by a departmental funding panel.

In order to be considered, you must hold an academic offer for a place on one of our PhD programmes. It is therefore essential that you apply for a place on the PhD programme of your choice as early as possible.

Selection criteria

Applications are considered by a departmental funding panel.

Closing date

Contact the department for details.

Additional information

Postgraduate Research Funding

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