University of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarships 2023

Research is at the heart of our community, which is why we are offering over 85 fully-funded scholarships for research-level programmes starting in 2023.

Studying a research degree shouldn't be determined by your background or financial status, but we recognise that many capable future researchers are deterred because of funding. Our scholarships match Research Council provisions, which include full fee funding and a stipend to cover living costs.

The University of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarships are available across all faculties. These will be advertised on the faculty pages below as details are confirmed between October 2022 - January 2023.

How do I apply?

First, explore your study options by visiting our faculty webpages. You can talk to staff within your subject area, discover relevant research groups and learn more about eligibility:

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Life Sciences

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Supervisor search

We recommend contacting a prospective supervisor in advance of applying. Use our database to search experts by their research interest.

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Submit your application

Once you have found your programme you can either select 'Apply now' on the programme's webpage or head straight to the online application portal.

Apply now

Meet our students

Meet current students and learn about doctoral study at Bristol during our online Q&A, Monday 13 February, 12.30-13.00 GMT.

Ranked fifth for research in the UK

The Times Higher Education has ranked the University of Bristol 5th for research in the UK, with a remarkable 94% of its research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent. 

View our REF 2021 results.

Explore our Research

Turning world-leading research into world-changing results. Discover a strong research community, innovative culture and collaborative environment. 

Awal's experience

“I have received excellent support from my supervisor. I have been able to publish a number of peer-reviewed papers in some high-impact scientific journals as a result of this support.”

Awal Fuseini, Bristol Veterinary School, PhD Veterinary Sciences (Animal Welfare)

Further Information

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. 

Chara's experience

“I am planning to stay in academia. Bristol has given me all the right tools to conduct high-quality research and always maintain a critical view.”

Chara Triantafyllou, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

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