UK-based University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute has a number of funded PhD scholarships for eligible candidates addressing some of society’s most pertinent challenges in offshore wind energy and the environment.
The scholarships are run by the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), with partners Durham, Newcastle and Sheffield Universities, the CDT also works closely with over 20 industry partners. Successful candidates will first spend 1 year at the University of Hull completing a taught Postgraduate Diploma degree while developing their research proposal.
This will be followed by a 3-year PhD with one of the academic institutions, aligned with the Aura industry partners or based at the new £12 million flagship Aura Innovation Centre. Successful candidates will have access to cutting-edge facilities and research support across the partner academic institutions.
Eligibility: International candidates wishing to be based at Hull or Durham for the duration of the PhD portion of their studies will receive a scholarship covering all four years of tuition fees and an annual stipend (this is set annually by UKRI and was £15,609 for the 21/22 period) depending on satisfactory progress. Other study locations would be self-funded.
To be eligible to apply candidates must have a first class honours degree or a 2:1 honours degree and a Masters (or the international equivalents) in any of the following, or associated subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer science, Earth science, Engineering, Geography, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. They must also meet EPSRC eligibility rules.
International applications must also meet the English language requirements of the Aura CDT’s academic partners; this course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each skill (or equivalent).
Candidates should apply for this scholarship through the University of Hull website. https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/phd/funded/epsrc-nerc-aura-centre-for-doctoral-training-in-offshore-wind-energy-and-the-environment
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