Fully funded scholarships for Home and EU students (tax free stipend of £14,553 in 2017-2018) are available for entry to our interdisciplinary Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy-4-Health) programme.

Eligibility: UK and EU students

Each year the Doctoral Training Centre is able to offer ten or more fully funded scholarships from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to UK students (tax free stipend £14,553 in 2017-2018). We are now considering scholarship applications for course entry in 2017. EU students are eligible for awards of tuition fees only but may also be eligible for stipend funding if they have studied or worked in the UK for at least 3 continuous years immediately prior to course entry.

All candidates are advised to refer to the EPSRC website to check their status and eligibility. 

Students on the Sci-Phy programme in receipt of a funded stipend/bursary for their studies (EPSRC and/or UoB) must live within a reasonable travelling distance of the University. The need to access equipment and laboratory facilities necessitates this. In practice our expectation is that students will normally live within 30 minutes commuting distance of the University and this will be a condition of the funding award. There may occasionally be exceptional reasons why this is not possible and we are happy to discuss this with potential applicants: any exceptions must be agreed with the Sci-Phy Director in advance of starting the course. 

students-cafe-library-510-cropped-246Non-EU students 

Non-EU students are not eligible for financial support from EPSRC but may be able to secure their own finance through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home governments. International students may also seek competitive scholarships from the University. Further details of these bursaries and scholarship awards are available from the Student Funding team. 

Chinese students

Chinese nationals may be eligible to apply for PhD scholarships available via contact with the China Scholarship Council. Up to six awards covering tuition fees, travel and living expenses for 3 years may be made across the University of Birmingham each year to candidates with outstanding academic qualifications, as part of the Birmingham Li Siguang PhD Scholarship scheme.

For further information about scholarships contact the Centre via email: or view the student help website.

Li Siguang PhD Scholarship

Student Funding

Postgraduate Funding Database