Postgraduate research

Fully funded PhD bursaries


Please note our funding opportunities for this round have now closed. Please follow our webpages via the links below for further updates and opportunities. 

We’re offering EU and UK students up to 25 fully-funded PhD studentships across our five faculties for full-time PhD programmes starting in October 2018.

These studentships include a stipend of £14,553 a year.

We welcome applications for specific pre-approved projects linked to our areas of international and world-class research:

With a thriving research community of more than 800 research students, there isn’t a better time to join one the top universities in the UK for postgraduate research student satisfaction – we achieved 86% overall satisfaction according to PRES 2017.

We are also offering scholarships for International students (non-EU). Please see Portsmouth Global PhD Scholarships for international Students for more information.

How to apply

  1. Select a subject area above to see what funded opportunities are available
  2. Apply online using our application form – please quote the relevant project code in your application form

The deadline to apply for these studentships for October 2018 entry is Sunday 11 February 2018 (midnight). 

To apply online, you'll need to create an account. This gives you the flexibility to save the form, log out and return to it at any time convenient to you.

There's more information on how to apply on our applying postgraduate page.