Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD funding

There is no need to make a separate application for Departmentally managed funding. Each applicant who receives a PhD offer from an academic supervisor within the EEE Department, and the supervisor nominates the applicant to the Departmental Wards Panel, will be considered for funding.

The process is highly competitive. Normally, strong applicants who have been made PhD offers between November and February have higher chances of securing funding. 

The Awards Panel meets regularly throughout the year: normally in December, February, April and July, based on the funding budget available for the upcoming academic year.  All candidates will be contacted with the outcome after each meeting.

The Departmental Awards Panel also decides on nominations for other funding schemes (centrally managed by the College).

EPSRC and Departmental Scholarships

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

The department has a number EPSRC DTP studentships available for Home/EU/Overseas candidates.

Home and EU students permanently residents in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the programme - the studentship covers tuition fees, bursary (at RCUK rates + London allowance of £2,000 for 3.5 years) and a total allowance of £700 towards conferences and travel.

EU students not resident in the UK - the studentship covers tuition fees and a total allowance of £700 towards conferences and travel.

Overseas students - one scholarship available for each 2-year grant - the studentship covers tuition fees at Home level (then the EEE Department covers the difference in overseas fees), bursary (at RCUK rates + London allowance of £2,000 for 3.5 years) and a total allowance of £700 towards conferences and travel.

Departmental scholarships

The Department also awards scholarships from its own funds for Home/EU/Overseas candidates.

The annual funds available are awarded on case by case basis. It can be used flexibly, in various ways: full scholarships, partial scholarships, top-up funding to cover shortfall in other external or internal College schemes:

  • Home/EU/Overseas tuition fees
  • Bursary (at RCUK rates + London allowance of £2,000 for 3.5 years)
  • Total allowance of £700 towards conferences and travel

PhD studentships for specific projects

Details of PhD studentships for work on specific projects can be found on jobs.ac.uk.