There are currently a great range of fully funded industry led scholarships available for UK applicants. As well as these there are over 60 additional projects that you can apply for funding for from all our different research groups.
The ORC offers one of the most attractive packages for PhD students with full tuition funding, plus, for UK students, an enhanced stipend of £18,000 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years. A handful of projects offer an even more attractive package.
Applications are accepted throughout the year but you should apply as early as possible in order to get the best choice of projects.
We are normally able to fund the fees of EU applicants but we only have limited funding to support living expenses. The competition for this funding is therefore tough and obtaining funding from any other source (e.g. self-funding) will increase chances of success. Please note that EU students who have been working or studying in the UK for the previous 3 years can be fully funded by the ORC as equivalent UK students.
Please bear in mind that the competition and the funding for overseas (i.e. non UK/EU) students in particular is extremely intense and scarce as it is no longer possible for us to fully fund international studentships. Therefore, BEFORE you consider an application to the ORC you should seek external funding such as from your own government or other external funds which may be available, including self-funding, well ahead of preparing your application.
If you require an offer letter or any other supporting documents from the ORC in order to apply for an external scholarship please apply to the ORC in good time to enable us to meet any deadlines set by the external scholarship awarding body.
Our international fees are approximately £21,360 per annum for 3.5 years and we believe that a student needs at least £10,000 per annum in order to live in Southampton.
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General information from the University of Southampton on fees and funding can be found by clicking the button. Specific information for the ORC can be found below.