Postgraduate research funding

Bristol has one of the largest concentrations of funding and support for postgraduate research in the UK. See what studentships are available within the School of Biological Sciences, and search through various funding options for your research degree.

To make an application visit:

If applying to a NERC GW4+ DTP project please select 'Faculty of Science' and then 'NERC Great Western Four Plus Doctoral Training Partnership'

EU/International applicants: Those not meeting the nationality and residency requirements to be treated as a ‘home’ student may apply for a limited number of full studentships for international students under the SWBio and NERC GW4+ DTP schemes. Although international students are usually charged a higher tuition fee rate than ‘home’ students, those international students offered a BBSRC SW Bio or NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership full studentship starting in 2021 will only be charged the ‘home’ tuition fee rate (which will be covered by the studentship). International applicants need to be aware that you will have to cover the cost of your student visa, healthcare surcharge and other costs of moving to the UK to do a PhD. 


Funder Supervisor Project Title Deadline to apply How to apply
Dr Nathalie Stroeymeyt PhD position (PDF, 100kB)Dr Nathalie Stroeymeyt PhD position (PDF, 100kB)‌‌
The effects of pathogen pressure on personal and social immune investment in ants
Evaluation of candidates will start on 15th February 2020 and continue until position is filled.

Alumni discounts

University of Bristol alumni who go on to study for a postgraduate degree – either taught or research – at Bristol can benefit from a 10 percent reduction in tuition fees.

The 10 percent discount is available for students who start their postgraduate degree on or after August 1st 2017 and will be applied to their tuition fees for the full duration of the programme.

Explore your funding options

There are several more options for funding your research degree, from scholarships to loans. See what's available to you in this handy overview.

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