Studentships and scholarships


Studentships (UK/EU)

***New opportunity! A 3.5 year funded PhD Bristol-Macquarie Cotutelle*** A Phd project is available in 'Directly-written integrated photonic circuits for quantum dot-based quantum simulations' as part of the University of Bristol-Macquarie University Cotutelle PhD Programme (PDF, 422kB). Please see Project description (PDF, 197kB) for full details. The deadline for application is 5pm on Monday 3 February 2020. The project is available to start by 31st July 2020.


The School usually receives a yearly allocation of:

  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) for Particle Physics and Astrophysics PhD projects;
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) DTPs for all other Physics-based PhD projects.

To be eligible for such a studentship, an applicant must meet the entry requirements for the PhD Physics programme and the eligiblity criteria for EPSRC or STFC awards.

The studentships are awarded to suitably qualified eligible students on a competitive basis and cover the tuition fee and living expenses for a PhD student for up to 3.5 years.

We also receive a number of CASE awards to facilitate collaborative research with an industrial partner or a government laboratory.

Members of the Physics School offer individual studentships attached to particular grants from UK or EU Research Councils. 

 Overseas and self-funded students

We accept a wide range of government scholarships from all over the world and you should apply for these independently from your home country and not through the University.

Self funded: We also welcome well-qualified self-funded students who can cover the appropriate tuition fees and have enough funding to cover living costs in Bristol. Note that tuition fees are subject to a slight increase on an annual basis.

China Scholarship Council funding: The University is accepting applications for the China Scholarship Council for students starting September 2020 - see the CSC information page for details and deadlines.

MSc by Research funding

The School does not currently have any funding available to support MSc by Research students.

Fee status

Will I be eligible to pay Home or Overseas fees? To determine your tuition fee status please see our guidance on fees and funding.

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