How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the University of Glasgow online application system, for inclusion in the next Cohort. The programme will begin the week of Monday 13th September 2021. 

Application deadline: 30 June 2021

We are conscious the current quarantine situation may impact applicants' ability to quickly source supporting documentation. We would ask applicants to submit their online application as soon as the following essential paperwork is ready, in order for us to shortlist candidates for interview:

  • a cover letter (include evidence of your interest in ultrasonics and your future aspirations)
  • a CV (please ensure to include details of activities - work, study, etc. - over the last three years)
  • evidence of grades (official transcript preferred)
  • certificates of completed qualifications
  • two references (at least one reference should be submitted before interview)
  • complete the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey

Required documents can be uploaded via the Applicant Self Service area after your initial application is submitted.  


Under normal circumstances, all shortlisted candidates are invited to attend a FUSE Interview Day to meet staff, students and to view the facilities available to all FUSE researchers at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, interviews are taking place remotely for the foreseeable future via video-call or phone-call.

If COVID-19 restrictions are still expected to be in place, FUSE will host virtual opportunities for prospective candidates and offer-holders to talk with fellow incoming cohort members, current FUSE students and staff.

Funding and eligibility

Fully funded studentships are available at the UK home rate and international rate:

  • UK Home studentship – To be eligible for a fully funded UK home studentship you must be a UK national resident in the EEA, Switzerland, the UK or Gibraltar for the last three years. EU/EEA or Swiss candidates with 'settled status' in the UK (having lived in the UK for five years) and 'pre-settled status' in the UK (having lived in the UK/EEA/Gibraltar/Switzerland for a minimum of three years) are eligible for funding. Candidates with indefinite leave to remain or enter are also eligible for funding.
  • International studentship – There are a limited number of international studentships available to exceptional candidates who do not meet the UK home status mentioned above.

All applicants must have or expect to obtain a first-class degree (2.1 or equivalent) in an appropriate engineering or science discipline.

International candidates whose first language is not English must demonstrate their proficiency in the English language with IELTS certification or equivalent. ATAS clearance is also required following acceptance of a conditional offer. Information on visa requirements can be fund here.

Funding for Talent Scholarships may be available to successful candidates, please contact us for more details.

A diagram showing all the various disciplines that contribute to ultrasonics

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

FUSE, believing that EDI is a way to increase research productivity and quality and to enhance societal and economic impact, has placed it at the heart of its activities. We offer part-time studentships, funding to support applications from widening participation, SIMD bursary’s, childcare support for conference attendance, flexible working for carers, as well as promoting a work-life balance. In addition, students will be supported to become STEM ambassadors.

GlasgowStrathclyde and our external partners are fully committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.