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Black Future Engineering PhD Scholarship

Fully funded PhD scholarships in the School of Engineering for UK, black-heritage students

We're committed to building a diverse community of students and staff that fully reflects the diversity of wider society. We recognise that such diversity benefits all members of our academic community.

To address the imbalances in the representation of our student community, we have launched our Black Future PhD Scholarship for students residing in the UK who are eligible for home fees and who identify as black-heritage (encompassing African, Caribbean, and black-mixed heritage).

The scholarship - for 2023/24 entry - will cover tuition fees and include a minimum annual stipend of £17,668 for a period of three and a half years, subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarships are available for 3.5 year full-time programmes or the equivalent duration part-time.

Eligibility criteria

These fully-funded PhD scholarships are open to students who:

  • Reside in the UK
  • Are eligible for home fees
  • Identify as black-heritage (encompassing African, Caribbean, and black-mixed heritage).
  • Have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2.1 honours degree in disciplines listed for each school, or related disciplines.
  • Will be starting their PhD in 2023/24 academic year

Available projects

These scholarships can be used to fund projects in any area of research undertaken by academics in the School of Engineering, across the undergraduate programmes related to the disciplines of:

Apply now

Apply for our Black Future Engineering Diversity PhD Scholarship for 2023/24 entry by completing our short application.

Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply now