University of Bristol PhD Scholarships

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University of Bristol PhD Scholarships

PhD Scholarship competitions are available for students within several different faculties.

Who should apply?

Scholarships are available to the following:

  • The scheme is open to both home and international students.
  • The scheme is intended for new students only.
  • Students can receive between 50% and 100% funding from UoB Scholarship and up to 50% funding from another source.

What is it?

The University of Bristol PhD scholarship pays tuition fees and a maintenance stipend (at the minimum UKRI rate) for the duration of a PhD (typically 3 years but can be up to 4 years). However, Faculties do have the discretion to amend the award level and you are advised to clarify the award amount with the Faculty where you intend to study.

How do I apply?

Faculty admissions and contact details are shown below. Please check with your relevant Faculty deparment for full details on application deadlines.


Students about to undertake postgraduate research study should read the University’s Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes. This includes the policy for maternity, paternity and adoption leave and the policy for medical absence.

Payment Process

The first maintenance stipend payment will only be paid after you have fully registered with your School and Faculty. Payments are made monthly. Students registering outside of the main September registration week will receive a pro-rata payment in the first instance, future payments will be in line with the monthly payment schedule and the final payment will also be a pro-rata payment.

Please Note

The closing dates for the scheme vary by Faculty and can be as early as January.

Admissions and applications

Please note that all applications for 2019 are now closed.

Faculty admissions contact details and application deadlines for 2020/21 are shown below:

Faculty Application Deadline Email address Telephone number
Arts  TBC +44 (0) 117 928 8897
Engineering  TBC School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering:
School of Civil, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering:

+44 (0) 117 331 4753 or
+44 (0) 117 331 5232

Health Sciences  TBC  +44 (0) 117 331 1676
Life Sciences  TBC +44 (0) 117 331 1599
Science There are no scholarships available for 2020/21 +44 (0) 117 928 8126
Social Sciences and Law 12pm (GMT) Tuesday 21 January 2020
+44 (0) 117 928 9952