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PhD Funding Opportunities

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Funding for PhDs

Title Closing Date  
Department for the Economy (DfE) funded PhD Studentship in Community youth work18 Oct 2017View
Artificial Intelligence20 Oct 2017View
VCRS funded International PhD Studentship – Art & Design20 Oct 2017View
Locational Net Benefit Analysis for Mass Energy Storage27 Oct 2017View
Energy Storage & Demand Side Response27 Oct 2017View
Department for the Economy (DfE) funded PhD Studentship in Environmental Sciences30 Nov 2017View

Important notes

  • Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree in a subject relevant to the proposed area of study; applicants deemed by Senate to hold an equivalent qualification will also be considered.
  • All applicants should also hold a relevant English language qualification.  All applications for studentships will be considered on a competitive basis and with regard to the applicant’s qualifications, skills, experience and interests.
  • Applicants should be aware that the competition for funded entry is very high. It is important that all parts of the application process are completed in accordance with instructions.  All applicants are advised to discuss their application with the staff noted within the project description
    prior to submission.
  • Applicants should note that disclosure of disability or personal circumstances should be made as part of the application process or as soon as possible thereafter in order to facilitate any necessary accommodation.

Want to study on a self-funded basis?  Or have a private sponsor?

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 – just download the research prospectus to find out more about project areas which we are able to support at Ulster.

View the research prospectus


Annual Studentship Competition

Our Annual Studentship Competition runs from December to February each year.  If you applied for our competition this year please see the timetable and project pages below:

Interviews by Faculties    March/April 2017
Letters sent to applicants    May/June/July/August 2017            
Studentships commence   September 2017

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