Scholarships for PhD and MSc by Research applicants

General application process

  1. Make contact with a potential supervisor or supervisors to gain their support in the application.
  2. With your potential supervisor’s advice, make your application
    1. If you do not have funding, you can be considered for scholarship opportunities
    2. Self-funded students currently receive £600 pa for research costs, and the School Research Committee will contribute towards the costs of presenting your research at conferences.
  3. Your nominated supervisor(s) and Director of Postgraduate Research Studies assess your online application. The assessment process is likely to include an interview.
  4. If successful, you will receive an offer letter from the Faculty of Science. This is not an offer of a scholarship.
  5. If you applied for a scholarship - and are eligible - you will be included in the selection process along with other candidates. We will notify you of the outcome.

Scholarship opportunities

University of Bristol PhD Scholarships

Deadline: 22nd January 2018
Eligibility: Open to both home and international students
Selection criteria: academic excellence, research potential, the research proposal, collaboration/impact/engagement, ambitions and innovation.


South West Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC) scholarships

Deadline: 12pm 30th January 2018, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed early March with a decision early April.
Eligibility: UK and EU students. EU students - scholarship only covers tuition fees.
Selection criteria: academic excellence, research potential, the research proposal, collaboration/impact/engagement, ambitions and innovation.

Most relevant pathways:

For further information about this studentship, please contact:

psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

Fee-waiver scholarships

Available for self-funded applicants starting in the academic year 2018/19 (September 2018 onwards).

Deadline: 2nd May 2018
Eligibility: UK and EU students - no tuition fees are payable (full fee waiver). International students - tuition fees reduced to £5,500 per annum.
Selection criteria: academic excellence, research potential, the research proposal, collaboration/impact/engagement, ambitions and innovation.


University of Bristol Alumni Scholarship Scheme

A 10% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for University of Bristol graduates.

Students must start the programme within 10 years of graduation, and be progressing from the final year of an undergraduate programme or taught masters programme. Eligible programmes include PhD and MSc by Research.


The Chinese Scholarship Council-University of Bristol Joint Scholarship Scheme

Twenty 4-year PhD scholarships per year, for an initial period of 5 years, with the first cohort registering in autumn 2017.

Deadline: 22nd January 2018 (but we encourage applicants to submit their application as soon as possible.
Eligibility: Chinese students already studying in the UK (or other countries). Chinese students attending their home universities.

Application process

  1. Candidates apply directly to Bristol 
  2. Complete a simple one-page form
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