Dean's Doctoral Scholarship Award
Type of award
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Fully funded award includes:
- Tuition fees at the international rate
- Annual maintenance stipend equivalent to UKRI minimum stipend rate
- £1000 Research Training Support Grant per year
Continuation of award
Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.
Level(s) of study
This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:
- Postgraduate research
Allowed study options
This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:
This funding is available to students undertaking study in:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
- Civil Engineering
- Coatings and Ceramics
- Computer Science
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Environmental Sciences
- Fashion Management and Marketing
- Imaging and Characterisation
- Management of Projects in Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgy and Corrosion
- Nano and Functional Materials
- Petroleum Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy
- Polymers and Composites
- Textiles and Apparel
To be considered for this award you must:
- Have submitted an application by the deadline for a PhD programme to start in September 2023.
- Hold (or expect to achieve) a first class or 2.1 UK honours undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).
- Ideally hold a master's qualification at merit or distinction (or international equivalent).
- Be able to demonstrate potential for academic research. This may include undergraduate projects, placements, internships, contributions to publications or articles, promoting research to a wider audience, prizes for previous work or stetting up collaborations with other groups.
- Be able to demonstrate involvement in broader activities, e.g. outreach, volunteering, community engagement, engagement in EDIA and other extra-curricular activities.
This funding is available to all nationalities.
Other eligibility criteria
Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.
Candidates must also:
- meet English language entry requirements as specified by the Department that you are applying to;
- have a track record of engaging with research. This may include contributions to publications / articles, promoting your research to a wider audience, prizes for research or project work.
It is important that you have had significant contact with the supervisory team during the application process and that they are aware that you wish to be considered for funding.In order to be considered, applicants must apply for a place on the PhD programme of your choice as early as possible before the advertised funding deadline.
Full details of our research projects can be found on the relevant department webpages as well as information on how to apply for our PhD programmes.
All shortlisted candidates will be invited to be interviewed by the Faculty DDS Panel.
Candidates will be notified by email.
Interviews for this recruitment cycle will be conducted via Zoom.
The Faculty DDS Panel will assess interviewees based on their DDS nomination form, a short verbal presentation and interview questions.
Applications are now closed for 23/24 entry and will re-open later in the year for 24/25 entry.
For 23/24, applications were considered in two batches throughout the academic year, running until 31 March:
- Apply before 31 January: you'll be interviewed in March and notified if you have been awarded a scholarship by 31 March.
- Apply between 31 January and 31 March: you'll be interviewed in May and notified if you have been awarded a scholarship by 31 May.
Contact details for enquiries
- Sandra Kershaw
Recruitment and Admissions Manager
Tel: 0161 306 4826