The Doctoral College at Ulster

Funded PhDs

Funded opportunities exist throughout the year and our Annual Scholarship Competition runs from December to February each year.

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Self-funded PhDs

If you plan to self-fund your studies or have a sponsor who will fund your research study, you may apply at any point in the year.

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PRES 2021

We’re keen to make sure our PhD Researchers have the best possible experience while studying at Ulster University and giving us feedback via the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2021 will ensure that we can achieve this together.

Look out for emails inviting you to complete the survey, which is open from 1 March 2021 to 17 May 2021.

Doctoral College Updates

Get all the latest Doctoral College news and updates, including current trends, international reports and student initiatives.

International PhD Researchers

Information for overseas PhD researchers studying at Ulster

PhD Researcher Monitoring

Immigration monitoring information for all overseas PhD researchers.


Doctorate Extension Scheme

Information on the Doctorate Extension Scheme for Tier 4 visa holders.


Visa Extensions

Information for Tier 4 visa holders wishing to extend their visa to complete their research studies.

Resources for Researchers & Staff

Here are a variety of topics about which researchers & staff regularly seek information

Handbooks and Policies

The University has prepared several publications, handbooks and documents to help guide Researchers through their degree programmes.


PhD Processes and Forms

Information on the various processes and forms involved with research study at Ulster.