Many of our students are funded on one of the scholarships that are awarded through our Department, through the College or through Doctoral Training Programmes that we are affiliated with. Most of these are highly competitive and have application deadlines once a year. A list of the main deadlines (updated in the first part of each academic year) can be found under the guidelines for making an application.

DOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Scholarships awarded through these programmes are usually for UK resident students and will cover tuition fees, bursary and sometimes a small award for research costs. Information on projects and scholarships available through the Centres of Doctoral Training to which the Department is affiliated can be found at the following links:

 A list of departmental projects that are approved for the SSCP DTP can be found here: SSCP DTP Projects ‌

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Department of Earth Science and Engineering awards several different types of scholarships (see below). These scholarships cover tuition fees and pay a bursary (at RCUK-rate) for 3.5 years. EPSRC and STFC grants include a yearly research training support grant for the first 3 years.

EPSRC

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council support and fund a number of scholarships in Earth Science & Engineering. Most are for UK residents, but occasionally there is an opportunity to offer one to a non-resident candidate.

For further details regarding EPSRC scholarship/studentship and eligibility criteria then please see the EPSRC webpage.
A list of departmental projects that fall under the EPSRC remit can be found here: EPSRC Projects Note that this list is not exhaustive.

STFC

The Science & Technology Facilities Council support and fund a number of scholarships in Earth Science & Engineering for UK resident students.

For further details regarding STFC scholarship/studentship and eligibility criteria then please see the STFC webpage.
A list of departmental projects that fall under the STFC remit can be found here: STFC Projects Note that this list is not exhaustive.

Imperial College Scholarships

The College has a number of scholarships available for students interested in applying for a PhD in Earth Science & Engineering which include the President’s Scholarship, CSC Scholarship & Lee Family. A number of these are also available for non-resident applicants. To review application procedures, deadlines and eligibility criteria please access the College scholarship tool.