PhD study: Application and Scholarship Information

The James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow is looking for applications for PhD study from high quality applicants who wish to contribute to our vibrant research environment and interact with one or more of our research groups.  Candidates with a good first degree or equivalent qualifications in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical disciplines are especially welcome.

 Academic Application Procedure

  1. Identify a potential research project/topic by looking through the information provided on our research division web pages, individual staff pages and potential projects/research areas.
  2. Contact the project supervisors to discuss your interest in the project.  It is very important that you make contact with a potential supervisor in advance of applying to undertake the project.
  3. Submit your application through the relevant Research Division on the main University webpage.   The application can be found by selecting the correct division here.

This application is for admission to study only and the decision and offer is based on your academic achievements. If you are interested in being considered for a scholarship you will also need to complete and submit a Scholarship Application Form - see details below.

Scholarship Information and Scholarship Application Procedure

The School of Engineering has a limited number of Scholarships (both EPSRC and School funded) to offer to excellent candidates.  A second call for an October 2022 start has recently been announced with a deadline for applications of 31 May 2022.  To be considered for a Scholarship you must complete an academic application (see Application Procedure) AND send a Scholarship Application Form with a letter of support from your potential supervisor by the closing date.  Scholarships are available for Home and International students.

Please complete the Scholarship application form and send your application and supporting letter to no later than 31 May 2022.

The James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, is dedicated to supporting greater diversity in engineering.  To enable this mission, the Mary Gibb Dunlop Scholarships have recently been established to support exceptional female academics (and those identifying as female) to undertake postgraduate research within the James Watt School of Engineering. Applications for full or part-time doctoral research within the school are welcomed. The scholarships, available for October 2022, provide 3.5 years stipend and fees (UK/International) at UKRI rates.  

Please complete the Scholarship Application form (noting that you wish to be considered for a Mary Gibb Dunlop Scholarship) and send your application and supporting letter to no later than 31 March 2022.

CSC Scholarship

If you wish to apply for a CSC Scholarship you must indicate this on your academic application form and follow the instructions at the following page: The closing date is 31 January 2022.  Applications can take up to two weeks to go live on the admission system so we advise that you apply in advance of the closing date.  No separate Scholarship application form is required.

EPSRC Eligibility Rules

The majority of funding available in the School comes from EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards (DTA's). Please see the EPSRC website for further information.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality. As an Athena SWAN Silver Award holder, the School of Engineering has equality, diversity and inclusion at its heart, and actively supports applications from all sections of society.