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PhD Funding Opportunities

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.


Closing Date


PhD studentships in Additive Manufacturing Engineering of Metal Alloys - INTERREG VA Programme 15 Sept 17

Dr S McFadden

Dr J P Quinn

Energy Storage & Demand Side Response PhD Studentships- INTERREG VA Programme 15 Sept 17 Prof N Hewitt

Department for the Economy (DfE) funded PhD studentship in collaboration with Click Energy

22 Sept 17

Prof S Coleman

Computer Science Research Institute VCRS funded PhD opportunity

22 Sept 17  

Engineering Research Institute VCRS funded PhD opportunity

22 Sept 17  
PhD Studentship Environmental management and conservation of crayfish populations in Irish Marl lakes 28 Sept 17 Dr J Arnscheidt
Medical Engineering Studentships13 Oct 17Prof James McLaughlin
PhD Studentship in Artificial Intelligence 20 Oct 17 Dr Z Lin

Department for the Economy (DfE) funded PhD Studentship in Environmental Sciences

Additional resources:

30 Nov 17 Dr W Forsythe

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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.

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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