The University of Manchester invests in more than 100 prestigious PhD studentships each year through the President’s Doctoral Scholar Award.

These awards are available to outstanding students from around the world who will benefit from funding for their doctoral studies, a further £1000 enhancement to their stipend, and interact with leading peers of their generation. So, don’t miss out on the chance to work collaboratively with brilliant minds on world-leading research, as we make a significant strategic investment and herald a step change in international research.

If you’re a global research leader of tomorrow, our awards will provide you with the right platform.

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For information on further PhD funding opportunities please visit our Faculty websites:

• Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
• Faculty of Humanities
• Faculty of Science and Engineering

With a breadth of research activity that’s unrivalled in the UK, we work across disciplines and beyond the University, connecting the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.


Study on a postgraduate research programme at Manchester and you’ll be part of a community whose work has an impact on people’s lives across the globe.


Why the University of Manchester for your PhD?

  • 5th in the UK for research power in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • 83% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
  • 38th in the world and 6th in the UK in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Find out more and apply for a PhD studentship today

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Application deadlines vary by award. Please check individual project descriptions for details.

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Funding Information

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