If you are looking for funding for a doctoral programme, you should contact universities rather than EPSRC. We do not give money to students directly, but fund universities through training grants.
How to get a studentship
The way that EPSRC funding for doctoral training works, is that we issue block grants to particular universities via Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs), Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) or Industrial CASE (ICASE). The universities then manage the recruitment and selection of students to the projects that will be funded.
For details on how to apply, eligibility and criteria for selection, you must approach the relevant University.
UK Research and Innovation has developed a
Statement of Expectations for Doctoral Training, which sets out common principles for the support of all Research Council-funded students.
Opportunities for international students
General rules for eligibility of students supported through EPSRC funding, including residency requirements and academic qualifications.
For the majority of EPSRC funding the eligibility requirements apply. To enable universities to support the very best students EPSRC allows universities to offer up to 10% of the new studentships in any one year with open eligibility. There is typically strong competition within universities to make use of this flexibility and any student interested must contact the relevant university.
UK Research and Innovation sets the national minimum stipend for all of its constituent councils as well as an indicative fee level.
Further guidance on the support available for EPSRC-funded doctoral students to undertake placements or internships during their studies.
Information we require about students funded, how to send the information, what we do with the data.
Duration, writing up, part-time students, maternity leave, illness.
Collaborative training provides doctoral students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience, within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and partner organisations in the private, public and civil society sectors.
Guidance and forms for applying to us for help with paying an extra allowance to disabled students. This is for universities funding students through a doctoral training grant.
Answers to commonly occurring questions relating to postgraduate study.