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Apply for a fully-funded phd

Explore the pre-approved and fully-funded PhD projects currently available to UK/EU student across our 5 faculties

PhD scholarships: what is included?

The scholarships include tuition fees and a stipend for 3 years. The stipend is in line with that offered by Research Councils UK of £14,777 per annum (2018/2019 rate).

How to apply

  • Select a subject area from the list above where you will find potential project areas/projects and entry criteria.
  • Get in touch with the named project supervisor; to speed up the process, forward them your CV and an outline of your research idea too.
  • Apply online and make sure you submit all the required documentation before the application deadline, but please note: to be considered for one of the funded PhD opportunities you must quote the relevant project code in your application form.

Application deadline

The deadline for completed applications is Sunday 17 February 2019 (midnight).

If you’re an international student, please check our Portsmouth Global PhD Scholarship.

Search fully-funded PhDs by subject area

If you’re a UK or EU student applying for a full-time PhD programme starting in October 2019, you can apply for one of our fully-funded PhD scholarships in the following subject areas:


Fully-funded PhD projects