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College of Science and Engineering

The University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest University in the English-speaking world and ranked 67th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). With more than 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a global community of over 219,000 contactable alumni, we are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, and are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach.

As a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, we are a broad-based, research-intensive institution with a global reach. Our Glasgow Research Beacons are cross-disciplinary areas of excellence that bring together inspiring researchers to address grand challenges. As a result, we attract scholars from 140 countries around the world.

The University of Glasgow College of Science and Engineering invites Future World Changers to apply for our prestigious PhD scholarships.

The College

The College of Science and Engineering, which comprises seven Schools and one research institute, holds over £170 million of research funding and is home to more than 800 PhD students working on a wide range of research projects. Research in the College ranges from the core disciplines of Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering, Geographical and Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy to interdisciplinary areas such as materials, nanotechnology, sensors, systems biology and chemical biology. We are also involved in multidisciplinary research on societal issues such as energy and sustainability, transportation, health and ageing.

There are exciting opportunities to undertake cutting-edge and innovative research in our advanced facilities, not only in established disciplined-based areas, but also in cross-cutting research themes where our core strengths are combined, such as digital economy, energy, healthcare technology, sensors and intelligent imaging, sustainable high-value manufacturing and underpinning capabilities.

College Scholarships 2019/20

Our College Scholarships will part or fully support exceptional students in all areas of research study across the College. Visit our A-Z Research Opportunities and search for your future PhD.

The scholarship provides an annual stipend in line with the Research Council rate and tuition fees (currently £15,009) and is available to home/EU students and international students.

Applications should be submitted online by 31 January 2020. Candidates who have not identified a supervisor and outlined a project will not be considered. Applicants will benefit from the opportunity to work with world-leading academics in their field, an excellent transferable skills training programme, mobility scholarships and from being part of an innovative and supportive Graduate School community.

Other Scholarships

The College has a considerable portfolio of scholarships available – from funding to join our prestigious Centres for Doctoral Training to specific interdisciplinary project funding.

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