EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Awards in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Maths (SCEEM)

Fully funded DTP PhD studentship (entry academic year 2021/22)

Deadline for submission of a completed PhD application:

 15 May 2021 12 noon

Home and EU citizens with settled or pre-settled status applicants only.

PhD Applications received in the ApplyYourself system after 15 May 2021 may be considered on a rolling basis if DTP funding awards are still available.

Early application is recommended as only applicants with a current offer (Conditional or Unconditional) can be nominated for a DTP. There are a limited number of awards available and it is very competitive.

To be eligible for a full award a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education). To be considered for funding Candidates must: 

  • Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements)
  • (or) Have settled status
  • (or) Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements)
  • (or) Have indefinite leave to remain or enter.


University of Bristol PhD offer holders should request to be considered for an EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership awards by noting it in the Funding section of their application.

The earliest start date for successful candidates will be September 20 2021.

The latest start date for this funding will be March 31 2022.

Entry Criteria

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for the PhD Research programme they wish to apply for. Entry requirements are listed on each prospectus page found using the Postgraduate study Find a programme search tool.


The studentship covers full UK/EU PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend at the current RCUK rate (£15,285 in 2020/21) for 3.5 years.


  • You must have an offer for a PhD in the School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Mathematics by noon, May 15 2021.
  • You should meet the EPSRC Residence requirements.

How to Apply

  1. Prospective applicants should initially contact a member of academic staff to discuss their research proposal. There will be no indication of an offer during this discussion. This is just an opportunity for the academic to understand your topic and see if it aligns with their research interests. Find Researchers interested in your proposed research topic in the Faculty of Engineering. 

    Computer Science

    Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Engineering Mathematics

    You can also search the University of BristolResearch Portal to find researchers for your topic of interest.  

    The selection process and required documents for candidates is defined on the Postgraduate Admissions statements for each programme.

  2. Applicants should start an application for a PhD through the University of Bristol application system: (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/). Select “Postgraduate Research” as the type of study. Once a profile has been created, log in via the link sent to your email, start an application, and fill out details under each heading. Please ensure that you select the correct programme PhD which you want to apply to under “Which programme are you applying to”.
  3. Once the admissions team for your programme receive your completed application, we determine whether you have met the entry requirements. Be sure to upload your research proposal under “research statement” and include the name of the academic who you nominate to supervise your PhD.


For questions about the research topic please contact the Postgraduate Research Director of Studies, Dr Paul Marshall at sceem-pgrdirector@bristol.ac.uk

For questions about eligibility and the application process, please contact SCEEM Postgraduate Research Admissions sceem-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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