Studentships

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

Life Cycle Assessment: Composite Materials and Products

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.

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.

Condition identification and Monitoring data analytics for Smart infrastructure

Funding information:
For suitably qualified UK/ EU applicants a full studentship is available for 3 years, including academic fees at UK / EU rate and a stipend of £14.553 per year based on the 2017/18 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (‘EPSRC’) national minimum rates.

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).

Advanced Techniques for Millimetre-Wave, Wireless Communication Systems

Funding information:
The PhD studentship will be funded by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). It covers the tuition fees and a stipend.

Mathematics, fluids, meteorology and symmetry

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding.

Mathematics, dynamical systems and PDEs

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding

Security and privacy in intelligent transport systems

Funding information:
Funding will provide an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £16,000 and coverage of the home/EU tuition fees.

Reinforcement learning control for autonomous systems

Funding information:
Funded EU and UK students only.

Profiling the mycobacterial biofilm; a multidisciplinary mix of mutants and mass spectrometry

Funding information:
Directly funded (only UK/EU application). This studentship is fully funded £14,777 from the EPSRC funding plus a top up from the NPL Case funds (between £500 - £2,000) per annum and due to funding constraints only UK/EU application can be considered.

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.

Rhythmic control of angiogenesis in tissue engineering

Funding information:
Self funded studentship

Named Data and Network Functions in Future Mobile Internet

Funding information:
For a full award, student receives funding for studentship for 3 years (which covers the tuitition fees and a stipend of approx £13,863 p.a).

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).

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.

Mathematics of life and social sciences

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding

Cyber security economics

Funding information:
Funding will provide an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £16,000 and coverage of the home/EU tuition fees. 

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.

Fundamental physics, string theory and geometry

Funding information:
This studentship covers UK/EU tuition fees, with an additional stipend for UK applicants. Additional funding is also available to cover travel cots for international conferences and summer schools.

Dielectric waveguide lasers, microfluidic protein sensing, and raman spectroscopy

Funding information:
Competitive funding.

Evaluating the impact of a programme aiming to improve aspirations and attainment in schools

Funding information:
Fully funded (European/UK students Only). This studentship is fully funded and the fund covers the University of Surrey registration fee, doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,553p.a. for 2017/18).

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

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.

Integrated Control Systems for Safe Automated Driving in Emergency Conditions

Funding information:
The studentship will cover fees and a stipend for Home and EU applicants.

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.

Bioinspired design optimization of bioceramics

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).

Mathematics, fields, strings and geometry

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding.

Machine learning and data science

Funding information:
Funding will provide an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £16,000 and coverage of the home/EU tuition fees.

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.

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.

Adaptive communication modelling using software defined radio

Funding information:
The funding is available for 3 years for a total amount of £18,491 p.a. for home and EU applicants. This is made up of a bursary (£14,296) and fees (£4,195) per annum, pro rata and will be increased every year to cover the cost of both fees and bursary up to a total of three years.

Development of novel radiation-grafted powder ionomers for use in high performance alkali membrane fuel cells

Funding information:
Funding status: Directly Funded Project (European/UK Students only) EU/UK  fees for 3 years: 2018-19 level £4195 Standard stipend for 3 years: 2017-18 level £14,553 £5k bench fees across three-year project

Exploring post-quantum cryptography into block-chain technology

Funding information:
Funding will provide an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £16,000 and coverage of the home/EU tuition fees. 

Verifiable cryptography and trusted hardware

Funding information:
A stipend of £20,000 per annum, tax-free, subject to residence status. University fees are also covered by the studentship. 

Muscle physiology and fibrous structures

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).

Quantum biology

Funding information:
These 3-year PhD studentships will cover home/EU university tuition fees and a tax-free maintenance grant of up to £14,553 per annum.

Single cell sequencing to explore chicken B cell immune responses

Funding information:
Directly Funded (UK/EU Students). 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studentship

Funding information:
This studentship includes a tuition fee waiver (home/EU or international) and a maintenance stipend at current research-council rates for a full-time PhD.