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The Bristol Physics PhD Research Scholarships

The Bristol Physics PhD Research Scholarships

The School of Physics is offering a portfolio of PhD Scholarships across all its world-class research groups. These prestigious Scholarships represent a great opportunity to start your Postgraduate Research Career working with world-class academics in a supportive training and development environment.

What does a Scholarship cover?

For home students, the scholarships will cover living expenses (UKRI rate), University tuition fees (see, and training and support expenses of £2k per year. We also welcome applications from outstanding international candidates: we are able to offer a very small number of fully-funded places, but also accept students who can provide full or partial funding from other sources. If you need an offer letter to apply for a competitive scholarship, please get in contact with us well before any deadlines.

What research can I do – the Bristol Physics PhD Research Themes and academic contacts

Materials and Devices:

Theoretical Physics:

Quantum and Soft Matter:

Quantum Engineering Technologies:


Particle Physics:

The Bristol Physics PhD environment

You will become a member of the Physics Graduate School of 200-plus research students from a wide range of countries and backgrounds. The Graduate School:

  • runs the induction programme and a rolling programme of targeted skills training on writing, presenting, project-planning, etc.
  • operates a “one-stop shop” approach to help you navigate through the University procedures
  • organises meetings for postgraduate opportunities, and support in transitioning to post-PhD careers
  • connects you to the wider University, including the Bristol Doctoral College,
The Bristol Physics PhD Research Scholarships

How do I apply?

You will need (1) a CV, (2) a Personal Statement, which is a one- to two-page document introducing yourself and outlining your motivation for PhD research, and (3) a transcript of any qualifying degrees (completed and/or underway).

You do not need a research proposal, but are encouraged to specify a research theme or academic supervisor. Please contact the academics within the research areas for information.

Applicants will be assessed on merit, and interviews will be held for shortlisted applicants.

You need to apply through the University of Bristol application system at Please select Physics PhD on the Programme Choice page. The School of Physics supports Diversity and Equality, and we invite all eligible candidates to apply. We hold a Bronze Athena Swan award and a Juno Practitioner award.

Please specify “Bristol Physics Research Scholarships” on the application form as your source of potential funding. The closing date for applications to this call is 30th March 2021.

What are the candidate requirements?

A first degree in physics or a related subject, normally at a level equivalent to at least UK upper second-class honours, or a relevant postgraduate master's qualification. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level, Profile F. Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions Statement

Contacts and further information

Please contact the Bristol Physics Graduate School at:

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