Scholarships and Student Funding

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

The EPSRC is responsible for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences which includes

  • mathematics
  • material science
  • information and computer technologies
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • engineering


Doctoral training accounts

EPSRC offers postgraduate funding through Doctoral Training Accounts which are allocated directly to universities. Some research awards are available in collaboration with industry. Candidates should not apply directly to EPSRC but rather indicate that they wish to be considered for a studentship on their postgraduate application form.

Academic requirements

The minimum academic requirement for an award is an upper second-class Honours degree or the equivalent. For MPhil/PhD awards, some research councils require candidates to have completed a formal Master's research training programme.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


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