Studentships

See a full list of available funded studentships offered at the University of Surrey. We also offer funding and support via the Doctoral College.

Verification of security and privacy in modern communication protocols

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,000 per annum, tax-free, subject to nationality and residence status. Fees are covered for UK/EU students. Additional fees for international applicants are not covered, but top up funding may be obtained by applying to Surrey University for the Overseas Research Student Awards Scheme studentships (ORS).

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, fields, strings and geometry

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding.

Reinforcement learning control for autonomous systems

Funding information:
Funded EU and UK students only.

Metal halide perovskites for photovoltaic and light-emission applications

Funding information:
Directly Funded Project (European/UK students only). The post is open for home-fee qualifying applicants.

In-silico analysis of tissue specificity of dermal exposure, deposition and absorption kinetics

Funding information:
The studentship will last for four years. It will cover the tuition fee at UK/EU level, and provide a PhD stipend (c. £18,000 per annum), as well as generous budget for training.

Enhancing the performance of ceramic armour and protective coatings

Funding information:
A tax free stipend of £16,000 per year will be provided over the 3 year duration of the PhD. The studentship will also cover UK university fees. There will also be an opportunity receive further payments for teaching duties undertaken in the department.

South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Studentship 2019 entry

Funding information:
A stipend of £14,777 will be available for fully funded students only, with a Research Training Support Grant of £750. Students from EU countries who have not been resident in the UK for three years are eligible for a fees-only award.

Rhythmic control of angiogenesis in tissue engineering

Funding information:
Self-funded studentship

Industrial CASE

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

Mathematics, dynamical systems and PDEs

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding

Dielectric waveguide lasers, microfluidic protein sensing, and raman spectroscopy

Funding information:
Competitive funding.

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.

Nanowire transistors for bio-diagnostics: early stage cancer screening

Funding information:
Funding applies only to UK and EU applicants, with full funding available to UK applicants, and fees-equivalent funding to EU applicants. Self-funded applicants are welcome to apply.

Applied Nuclear Physics: Silicon Photomultiplier Scintillation Detectors

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. This studentship is available for individuals from the UK and EU.

Vice-Chancellor's Studentship Award 2019 entry

Funding information:
This funded studentship (international students only) covers international fee and stipend of £15,000, a Research Training Support Grant of £1,000 and financial support for research materials and consumables (if successfully applied for) up to the value of £2,000.

Learning, prediction and decision control in complex systems

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,000 per anum subject to nationality and residence status. Fees are covered for UK/EU students (in value of £4,260). Directly funded project (European/UK 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.

Mathematics, fluids, meteorology and symmetry

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding.

Mathematics of life and social sciences

Funding information:
Competitive departmental 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

Satellite systems security

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

Multiscale Modelling of Lithium-sulfur Batteries

Funding information:
The Surrey’s Centre for Automotive Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, is offering a PhD studentship which will cover home fees and normal EPSRC stipend (currently £14, 553/year).

Intelligent transport systems

Funding information:
This is a 3 year Studentship, covering UK/EU University fees only, with a Stipend/living allowance of £16,000 per annum. UK/EU university fees are also covered by the studentship. 

Doctoral College Studentship Award 2019 entry

Funding information:
This competition funded studentship (UK and European students only) covers home/EU fees and stipend of £15,000, a Research Training Support Grant of £500 and financial support for research materials and consumables (if successfully applied for) up to the value of £1,000.

Structures with controllable stiffness

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