The University of Hull’s Institute of Energy and Environment has a number of funded doctoral scholarships for qualified candidates that address some of society’s most relevant challenges in offshore wind energy and the environment. The scholarships are operated by the Aura Center for Doctoral Training (CDT), with partners The Universities of Durham, Newcastle and Sheffield, and CDT also works closely with more than 20 industry partners. Successful candidates will spend one year at the University of Hull completing a Postgraduate Diploma degree while developing their research proposal.
Hull is located in the heart of the UK’s energy estuary, and is the global center for research, innovation and development for the sector. This will be followed by a 3-year PhD with one of the academic institutions, aligned with Aura Industry Partners or based in the new £12 million Aura Innovation Centre. Successful candidates will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and research support via partner academic institutions.
Applications for this scholarship close on December 31. International candidates who wish to reside in Hull or Durham for the duration of their PhD course of their studies will receive a scholarship covering all four-year tuition fees and an annual stipend (this was determined annually by UKRI and was £15,609 for the period 21/22) dependent on satisfactory progress . Other study sites will be self-funded.
To be eligible to apply, candidates must have a First Class Honors or 2:1 Honors degree and a Masters (or international equivalent) in any of the following or related subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering Geography, mathematics, physics or psychology. They must also meet the EPSRC eligibility rules.
International applications must also meet the English language requirements of the Aura CDT academic partners; This course requires IELTS 7.0 academically overall, with no less than 6.0 in each skill (or equivalent).
Candidates must apply for this scholarship through the University of Hull website. For more information and full terms and conditions please visit: https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/phd/funded/epsrc-nerc-aura-centre-for-doctoral-training-in-offshore- Wind energy and the environment