Scholarships and Student Funding

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects.

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


Doctoral training accounts

EPSRC offers postgraduate funding through Doctoral Training Partnerships which are allocated directly to universities, through Centres for Doctoral Training and through industrial CASE - research awards available in collaboration with industry.  Candidates cannot apply directly to EPSRC but rather should 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.

Further information about EPSRC training grants can be obtained from EPSRC


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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