PhD funding opportunities

Study for a PhD in the heart of Scotland at the University of Stirling

We’re part of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences (ESRC funded) – the UK's largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social sciences.

We’re also members of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (AHRC Funded), and actively recruit postgraduate research students via their competitions. Stirling is also part of other UK Research Council funded Doctoral Training Partnerships across a range of subjects including Eastbio (Biosciences in Scotland), Iapetus and SUPER (both Natural Environment Research funded for environmental research).

The University also partners with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission whose PhD Scholarship scheme is led by international development objectives and support.

In addition, our Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) Studentships offer both UK and international students the opportunity to undertake a PhD in inter-disciplinary doctoral projects.

Take a closer look at current funding opportunities using our scholarship finder, learn more about PhD fees and funding, or get in touch to ask a question.

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A vibrant environment for PhD study

Located on a stunning 330-acre campus in central Scotland, the University of Stirling has a reputation for innovative research that is making a positive impact and allowing us to support and improve life across the world.

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