Studentships

See a full list of available funded studentships offered at the University of Surrey.

Investigation of the stability of Silicon Photomultiplier based gamma and neutron detectors for industrial applications

Funding information:
The studentship is funded for 3.5 years at normal UKRI studentship rates (equal to approximately £14,000 per year). Funding is provided by the Radnet Doctoral network and from the two sponsoring companies. The student will be expected to attend regular project meetings with the company sponsors, and to spend some time on placement at the companies during the duration of the PhD.

Verification of security and privacy in modern threat landscapes

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,000 per annum, tax-free, subject to nationality and residence status.

Achieving a Step Change in Water Management at the University of Surrey

Funding information:
The successful candidate will receive a generous stipend of £18,000 per annum throughout this time.  Stipends are usually tax-free and DPs will also benefit from an additional £500 p.a. allowance for attendance at conferences etc. In addition to this, full-time tuition fees (£4,195) will be covered at the current Home/EU rate for the duration of the programme.

Structural health monitoring (‘SHM’) of civil infrastructure

Funding information:
Funding is available for UK or EU nationals only and covers full tuition fees (home rate) and a stipend at the rate specified by the Research Council (rate for 2017/18 is £14,553 p.a. tax-free).

Mathematics, fluids, meteorology and symmetry

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studentship - economics

Funding information:
This studentship covers tuition fees at the home/EU and international rates, and maintenance at current research-council rates for a total of up to £17,000 per annum.

Strong security and privacy in contactless electronic payments

Funding information:
You will receive a tax-free stipend of £22,000 per year (for 3 and a half years). Additional funding is available to support presentation of research results at international conferences, participation in PhD summer schools, other scientific events, and engagement with industry.

Dielectric waveguide lasers, microfluidic protein sensing, and raman spectroscopy

Funding information:
Competitive funding.

Finding novel strategies to kill TB: The response of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to carbon source shifts

Funding information:
Competition funded project (student worldwide). Self-funded students only

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Chemical Industry 4.0

Funding information:
The salary will be comparable to the UK levels depending on the experience.

Machine learning and data science

Funding information:
Stipend: A stipend of £16,000 per annum, tax-free, subject to residence status. Fees: UK /EU University fees are also covered by the studentship. Additional funding sources are available for exceptionally good overseas candidates. Please state on your application if you wish to be considered for overseas top up funding.

Remediation of Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS)-Impacted Waters using Ultrasound

Funding information:
The scholarship is based on the RCUK rates. For the academic year commencing October 2018 this is £14,777 per annum for stipend (tax free maintenance grant) and £4,260 per annum for fees (these are full time rates, part time rates are £7,388.50 and £2,130 respectively). RCUK increases these values annually in line with a GDP deflator.

Rhythmic control of angiogenesis in tissue engineering

Funding information:
Self funded studentship

Engineering mature human cardiac tissue for drug discovery and development

Funding information:
The successful student will be required to provide their own funding for tuition/bench fees and stipend (living costs). Partial experimental costs will be covered by the supervisor from current Royal Society and BHF grants.

Industrial CASE

Funding information:
The award will be for a period of three years and include home tuition fees, plus a stipend (approx £14,296 p.a).

Mathematics, fields, strings and geometry

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding.

Mathematics of life and social sciences

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding

Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)

Funding information:
These 3-year PhD studentships will cover Home/EU university tuition fees, a tax-free maintenance grant of up to £14,553 per annum and contribution to travel costs to present your research at national and international conferences.

The emerging role of cardiac fibroblasts in heart physiology and pathology

Funding information:
The successful student will be required to provide their own funding for tuition fees and stipend (living costs). Most of the experimental costs will be covered by the supervisor from current Royal Society and BHF grants, although the student may be required to provide a partial contribution towards bench fees.

Metal halide perovskites for photovoltaic and light-emission applications

Funding information:
Applicants must have a masters degree or first class undergraduate (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the time of start of the PhD. The post is open for home-fee qualifying applicants.

Development of low-cost electric propulsion concepts for small satellite applications

Funding information:
This project is funded with a studentship from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. The funding is available for three (3) years. The amount of £19,037 for bursary (£14,777) and fees (£4,260) is available for the first year and will be increased every year to cover the cost of both fees and bursary up to three years.

Satellite Systems Security

Funding information:
The appointed candidate will receive a tax-free PhD stipend of GBP 20,000 per year for 3.5 years of PhD studies within which the candidate is expected to submit their PhD thesis. This stipend is significantly higher than an average PhD stipend in the UK. Additional funding is available to support conference travel, participation in PhD summer schools and engagement with NCC Group.

Design of flexible carbon fibre deployable structures for space applications

Funding information:
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend of £17,000 p.a.

Artists at Home: Self-Representation and the Construction of Celebrity, 1870-1915

Funding information:
Full scholarship which covers home fee and stipend of £14,777)

Regulation of urothelial and bladder function by oxidative stress – the role of Nox enzymes

Funding information:
Accepted candidates are required to pay standard tuition fees in addition to 20% of bench fees. Materials and consumables will be provided.

Modelling policies for vulnerable young people

Funding information:
The successful student will receive a bursary from SCC covering Home/EU fees and living expenses (at the standard Research Council rate for UK/EU students) and a contribution towards research expenses. The period of support will be for three years.

Rhythms of human nutrition, metabolism and physiology

Funding information:
This studentship is self-funded. The majority of experimental costs will be covered by the supervisors from a current MRC grant, although successful candidates may be required to provide a partial contribution towards bench fees.

Mathematics, dynamical systems and PDEs

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding

Multi-factor authentication

Funding information:
Funding will provide an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £22,000 and coverage of the home/EU tuition fees.

Reinforcement learning control for autonomous systems

Funding information:
Funded EU and UK students only.

Cyber-Security and Deep Learning for Autonomous Vehicles investigating the intersection of AI and cyber security

Funding information:
EPSRC Industrial Case studentship co-funded by Thales R&D. Funding will provide an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £14,553 and coverage of the home/EU tuition fees for 3.5 years.

Modelling and verification of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

Funding information:
The appointed candidate will receive a tax-free stipend of £22,000 per year for 3.5 years of PhD studies.

Internet of things to support circular economy business models in the construction sector

Funding information:
The successful candidate will receive a generous stipend of £18,000 per annum throughout this time (with potential to increase to c. £20,000 per annum after two years). Stipends are usually tax-free and DPs will also benefit from an additional £500 p.a. allowance for attendance at conferences etc. In addition to this, full-time tuition fees will be covered at the current Home/EU rate for the duration of the programme.

Microstructural, micro-hardness and micro-residual stress analysis of welded Eurofer97 for fusion plant

Funding information:
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax-free stipend of approximately £14,777 p.a., in line with standard RCUK stipend levels (2018-2019).

Using the Sustainable Development Goals to shape the future of geotechnical engineering

Funding information:
The successful candidate will receive a generous stipend of £18,000 per annum throughout this time (with potential to increase to c. £20,000 per annum after two years). Stipends are usually tax-free and DPs will also benefit from an additional £500 p.a. allowance for attendance at conferences etc. In addition to this, full-time tuition fees (£4,195) will be covered at the current Home/EU rate for the duration of the programme.