PhD study: Application and Scholarship Information

The 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.

 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.

School Scholarship Information and Procedure

The School of Engineering has a limited number of Scholarships to offer to excellent candidates.  The deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.  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.

Please complete the Scholarship application form and send your application and supporting letter to eng-jws@glasgow.ac.uk no later than 31 January 2021.

If you are applying for a specific project that has been advertised please quote the code on the drop down on your application form.

If you have any questions about the research aspects of a specific project then please contact your potential project supervisor. If you have any more general questions about the application procedure, then please email eng-pgradoffice@glasgow.ac.uk.

CSC Scholarship

If you wish to apply for a CSC Scholarship please indicate this on your academic application form and follow the instructions at the following page: https://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/thechinascholarshipcouncil/ The closing date is 31 January 2021.

EPSRC Eligibility Rules

The majority of funding available in the School comes from EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards (DTA's). Eligibility rules cover these awards.

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees) a student must have:

  • Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, and;
  • Been "ordinarily resident" in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences), and;
  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education (this does not apply to UK or EU nationals).