Studentships and scholarships
Now accepting China Scholarship Council funding
EPSRC and STFC funded studentships
Doctoral training partnerships
We usually receive a yearly allocation of studentships from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for Particle Physics and Astrophysics PhD projects and from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for all other physics-based PhD projects.
To be eligible the applicant must meet the entry requirements for the PhD programme and the eligiblity criteria for EPSRC or STFC awards. They are awarded to suitably qualified eligible candidates on a competitive basis and cover their tuition fees and living expenses 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.
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.
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
The University is accepting applications for the China Scholarship Council for students. See the China Scholarship Council information page for details and deadlines.
Bristol Master’s Scholarship
The Bristol Master's Scholarship awards 50 talented home/UK students from widening participation backgrounds £2,000 each towards their taught postgraduate study (MA, MSc or MRes) at the University of Bristol for 2023/24 entry.
Applicants must have already applied for a postgraduate taught programme at Bristol to start an application.
Applications will close 31 May 2024.
Opportunity Bristol provides financial support to UK students from Black backgrounds to undertake a fully funded research-related Masters degree. The scheme is part of the University of Bristol's Black Bristol Scholarship Programme.
The funding covers course fees in full and will provide a grant for living costs. More details, including eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the Opportunity Bristol webpage.
Application deadline: Monday 29 January 2024.