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 14th September 2020. 

Application deadline: 31 July 2020

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
  • a CV (please ensure to include details of activities - work, study, etc. - over the last three years for UK residency eligibility checks)
  • evidence of grades (official transcript preferred, at minimum a screenshot of results)
  • two references (at least one reference should be submitted before interview)

Additional required documents can be uploaded via the Applicant Self Service area after your initial application is submitted. In order for us to offer you a place on our doctoral training programme, a complete application will also contain:  

  • an official academic transcript (if not supplied earlier)
  • certificates of completed qualifications
  • (for non-UK/EU/EEA applicants only) proof of leave to remain in the UK


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/EU rate. Applicants must have or expect to obtain the equivalent of a 1st or 2.1 degree in an appropriate engineering or science discipline. To be eligible for a fully funded studentship, you must have no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. 

To receive the stipend, EU applicants must be residents (for study, work, etc. purposes) in the UK for at least three years immediately prior to the start date of the studentship in order fulfill the Scottish Qualifying conditions of Category 4.

Non-UK/EU applicants are eligible for funding, with some further conditions, and are encouraged to contact us directly for guidance on eligibility based on their specific circumstances. 

Funding for Talent Scholarships may be available to successful candidates.

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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‚Äôs, 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.