Over 100 fully funded studentships for 2018

Postgraduate Opportunities

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is one of the UK's leading professional, scientific and technological universities with a world-class research profile and a reputation for outstanding teaching.

Surrey received a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), achieved a 90 per cent overall satisfaction rating in the 2016 National Student Survey, and has maintained a graduate employment rate of 95 per cent over the past five years, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

The University has earned a strong reputation for ground-breaking research in the areas of health, medicine, space, environment and mobile communications. It is currently home to over 1,000 postgraduate researchers, and nearly 450 supervisors, working together across 170+ research areas.

Committed to recruiting and supporting talented doctoral researchers, we are delighted to be able to offer over 100 fully funded studentships for 2018 across a range of disciplines. These include but are not limited to:

Doctoral College Studentship Award

Surrey’s Doctoral College is pleased to be awarding up to 12 fully funded studentships to outstanding PhD candidates across a range of disciplines.

These studentships are now available to students starting in January 2018. They offer a generous stipend matching the Research Council rate of £14,553 and fee waiver.
Due to the timeframe of this award and visa processing times; these awards are only open to home and EU students.

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The SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership, funded by the ESRC is a centre of excellence in social science postgraduate research training, and is a partnership between ten UK Universities.

At the University of Surrey, SeNSS offers ESRC, studentships (stipend rate for 2017/18 of £14,553 and fee waiver) to high-quality research students wishing to study Economics; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Linguistics; International Development; Science, Technology and Sustainability or related multidisciplinary topics.


As a member of the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership, University of Surrey students are eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships (stipend rate for 2017/18 of £14,553 and fee waiver). TECHNE is a consortium of seven universities in London and the South East offering a rich and diverse training programme for doctoral students with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education. TECHNE’s training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by TECHNE’s 13 partner organisations (including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and Science Museum) in the cultural sector.

Studentships are awarded by TECHNE to the best students put forward by its member universities.

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All Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal. This is an extremely competitive process and only very high calibre candidates will be successful.

Further opportunities are available for all students. Find out more about our other available studentships for 2018 and join our world-class, multi-disciplinary and research-led University at an exciting time.

Funding information

Funding applies to:
Open to applicants from a range of countries