A studentship is a paid PhD or a PhD scholarship.
PhD scholarships are particularly available in engineering, science and technology, life and medical sciences and other new technologies.
Who can apply
In many cases PhD scholarships and studentships are available to both local and international students.
Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SMEs and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. In many cases the scholarship provides 3 years of funding with a 6 month period to complete the thesis.
How do Studentships work?
Studentship and paid PhD have usually a university partner and an industry partner. The industry partner is usually a corporation or a research organisation. Both organisation have a supervisory role for the PhD student.
The commitment for a paid PhD or postgraduate studentship is usually full time.
Particularly in technology and medicine it is common that PhD research is paid. The PhD studentship can include the tuition fees plus an annual stipend to cover living cost.
A studentship may involve a requirement to teach at university for several hours per week or to assist more senior lecturers in their classes.
PhD studentships are very competitive.