Doctoral College

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

The latest Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES 2021) has placed Ulster University second in the UK for postgraduate researcher satisfaction.

The national benchmarking exercise surveyed postgraduate research students from 89 universities across the UK about their postgraduate research experience.

Doctoral College Updates

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

Doctoral College Yearbook

Read the messages shared by our graduands and discover their favourite experiences during their time at Ulster.

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International PhD Researchers

Information for overseas PhD researchers studying at Ulster

PhD Researcher Monitoring

Immigration monitoring information for all overseas PhD researchers.


Graduate Route Visa

Information on the Graduate Route visa for Student Route visa holders.


Visa Extensions

Information for Student Route 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.