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EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Award - 2021/22

PGR-F-155

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Key facts

Deadline
Ongoing deadline
Funding start date
Friday 1 October 2021
Number of funding places
Multiple opportunities available
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
Research council
Schools
School of Chemical and Process Engineering, School of Chemistry, School of Civil Engineering, School of Computing, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, School of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Mathematics, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Physics and Astronomy
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

A highly competitive EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship consisting of the award of fees with a maintenance grant of 15,609 GBP in session 2021/22 for 3.5 years. <br /> <br /> This opportunity is open to UK applicants only. All candidates will be placed into the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship and selection is based on academic merit.<br /> <br /> Please note that whilst you may be successful in securing an academic offer for any project linked to this funding opportunity, this does not mean that you have been successful in securing an offer of funding. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<p>The <a href="https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/">UKCISA</a> website will be updated in due course with information regarding Fee Status for Non-UK Nationals starting from September/October 2021.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University of Leeds</a> website. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is <em>EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Award - 2021/22</em>.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. <br /> <br /> The School of Computing requirements for IELTs is 6.5 overall with at least 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in reading, listening and speaking or equivalent.<br /> <br /> The School of Food Science &amp; Nutrition requirements for IELTs is 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. <br /> <br /> The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information regarding this funding opportunity,&nbsp;please contact Doctoral College Admissions<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk">maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>


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