Funding your research 

We offer a wide variety of scholarships to potential PhD candidates seeking to study with us. In addition to full faculty scholarships, there are also strategic research scholarships and other funds available are provided through to our prestigious research institutes.


Strategic Research Scholarships for PhD programmes (Feb 2021 entry)


Artificial Intelligence PhD Excellence Scholarship with Microsoft Research Asia Internship (20043MSRA)

Early Career Researcher

Intelligent Manufacturing

Funding opportunities (2020 entry) have been closed

Belt and Road Initiative

Early Career Researcher

Emerging Research Areas

Green Chemicals and Technologies


Intelligent Manufacturing

More Research Areas


  • Applicants must have a first class honours undergraduate degree or 65% and above for a Masters’ degree from a British university, or the equivalent from other institutions;
  • Applicants must meet the required English language proficiency for the relevant subject area;Please be advised that IELTS 6.5 ( minimum 6.0 in any element) or its equivalent is required for Faculty of Science and Engineering  (FOSE) scholarship applicants.
  • More details can be found on the ‘ entry requirements’ page of the website.

Applying funding

No separate application is required for applying for a scholarship but please make sure you quote the scholarship reference number in your PhD application form. It normally takes 7-8 weeks for a final decision to be made after the closing date.  A list of required documents can be found on the ‘ how to apply’ page.