Studentship opportunities

About our studentships

Our studentships provide funding and financial support for exceptional students looking to study a PhD at the University of Derby. Dependent on the individual studentship, successful applicants may be awarded a bursary to cover the full cost of their tuition fees for the duration of the degree. A Postgraduate Research Studentship (PGRS) will be funded for three years and a Postgraduate Teaching Assistantship (PGTA) for four years.

In addition, successful UK/EU applicants will also receive an annual, tax-free stipend to support with living costs (currently at £15,285 for 2020/21) which will normally be paid in instalments throughout the year.

Non-UK/EU nationals are encouraged to apply for studentships but are advised to check the project details carefully to assess the level of funding they are eligible for, before submitting an application.

Research studentships available

Our latest PhD research studentships: