Institute for Advanced Studies Studentships

We're investing in the next generation of world-class researchers.

Our Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) Studentships represent a £3.6m investment by the University in doctoral research over the next 3 years. We're offering both UK and international students:

  • A number of 3-year full-time equivalent PhD studentships on a fully-funded basis (fees and stipend at the UKRI rate)
  • Fee waivers
  • Cash bursaries for students who already hold funding awards for fees

IAS Studentship holders will work in collaborative, inter-disciplinary clusters of postgraduate researchers working on complementary doctoral projects. Explore the range of opportunities available and submit your project proposal to apply for a studentship.

Read full details in our guide for applicants

Explore funded PhD opportunities

We’re offering a range of funded studentship opportunities across six thematic areas that unite multiple research disciplines and give doctoral researchers an opportunity to address key issues in society. Explore our thematic areas to see where funded PhD opportunities are available. 

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Join our thriving research community

See how research by Stirling experts is impacting society and making a difference in the world.

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Supporting our PhD students

Find out how our Institute for Advanced Studies supports our growing research community.

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Why Stirling?

Find out what makes Stirling the perfect place for PhD study.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our Institute for Advanced Studies PhD Studentships, please contact us.