The University of Southampton

Fees and funding for UK applicants for ORC PhD vacancies

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.

Fees and funding for International applicants (including EU)

Please bear in mind that the competition and the funding for international (i.e. non UK) students is intense and scarce. We can offer only a small number of partial/full international scholarships. 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 £24,600 per annum for 3.5 years and we believe that a student needs at least £15,000 per annum in order to live in Southampton.

Specific instructions for:

  • Chinese Applicants: Many of our Chinese applicants apply for Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarships to help support their PhD studies. In order to do this you should apply to the ORC before January stating in your application that you intend to apply for a CSC scholarship. We will then select the best CSC applicants and make them the offers that they would need in order to apply for the CSC scholarship (normally in March-April).
  • Mexican Applicants: Many of our Mexican applicants apply for a CONACYT scholarship to help support their PhD studies. In order to do this you should apply to the ORC in good time to enable us to interview you and make you an offer such that you can meet any deadlines required by CONACYT.
  • Commonwealth Applicants: Many of our applicants from Commonwealth countries apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship to help support their PhD studies. In order to do this you should apply to the ORC in good time in order for us to provide any supporting statements required.
  • Self funding applicants: Self-funded students will be required to cover their own programme fees and living expenses. Our international fees are approximately £24,600 per annum for 3.5 years and we believe that a student needs at least £15,000 per annum in order to live in Southampton.

Fees and Funding

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.

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