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School of Natural Sciences Diversity PhD Scholarships

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

The deadline to apply for this scholarship for 2023/24 entry has now passed.

We do still have a limited number of other funding opportunities available. To find out more, please get in touch our admissions team.


We are 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 are pleased to announce the award of two fully funded PhD scholarships 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).

Projects are available in any area of research undertaken by academics in the School, across the core disciplines of:

These awards for entry in 2023 / 24 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.

Applicants should have or expect to achieve at least a 2.1 honours degree in the above or related disciplines.

In addition to the scholarship, the School is also funding mentors to provide additional career and pastoral support for the students on the programme.

What next?

Applications closed for 23/24

The deadline to apply for this scholarship for 2023/24 entry has now passed. If you're interested in applying for 2024/25 entry please check back or get in touch with our admissions team using the contact details below.

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