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Studentships are a funded opportunity which is linked to a specific research project (as in, it is only available to those PhD students working on that specific project) or one that is open to any applicants in a specified field. 

Most funding is for PhD places. Schemes vary and may provide either full cover or partial funding for tuition fees, and some may also include a maintenance grant. A list of schemes currently open will be advertised below throughout the year and via the national press or on websites such as Appointments are then made following shortlisting and interview.

Please check individual awards for eligibility as current research students are not eligible to apply for our research studentships. 

Available studentships are displayed below. These are updated regularly so if you have missed a deadline, or there are no relevant opportunities at the moment, please make sure you check again soon.

UCLan funded Doctoral Training Centre for industry collaboration: announcement of PhD studentships

The University of Central Lancashire established its Doctoral Training Centre for Industry Collaboration in 2022 with an inaugural cohort of students on internally/partner funded projects. The University is now supporting a further 15 fully funded studentships across a broad range of topic areas.

More postgraduate research funding options