PhD Research Scholarships

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

If you are looking to study on a Doctoral programme, funding is available from both the University and external organisations.

International Scholarship Fund

We have on offer around £1.5M in funding awards to students across all levels of study, through our International Scholarship Fund.

China Council Scholarship

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) funds Chinese university students to study overseas for PhD degrees in the fields of science and technology. CSC awards typically cover air fares and living costs for up to four years.

Our three Colleges offer a number of scholarships providing tuition fee waivers for successful China Scholarship Council students.

Information regarding applications for 2017/18 scholarships will be coming soon.

Applicants should apply for sponsorship in accordance with the CSC guidance. To apply for a tuition fee waiver from our College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, applicants should email our Admissions Team the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Brief description of the proposed research project
  • Details of any research publications (if appropriate)
  • The name of your proposed supervisor (if you have already discussed a proposal with a member of staff)

Successful candidates will be asked to complete an official application in order to receive an unconditional offer letter from the University and confirmation that tuition fees will be waived on gaining CSC sponsorship.

Applications for the 2017/18 CSC funding will open in Spring 2017 and application forms will be made available then. Applicants should apply for sponsorship in accordance with the CSC guidance. To apply for a tuition fee waiver from our College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, applicants should first identify an area of research that aligns with the College Research Themes and send the following to relevant Schools in the College:

  • A completed application form which must include:
    • Brief description of the proposed research project
    • Details of any research publications (if appropriate)
    • The name of your proposed supervisor (if you have already discussed a proposal with a member of staff)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Successful candidates will be asked to complete an official application in order to receive an unconditional offer letter from the University and confirmation that tuition fees will be waived on gaining CSC sponsorship.

Please contact the Postgraduate Research Office within the Academic School you are applying to for further details on how to apply.

Commonwealth Scholarship Programme (General)

Commonwealth Scholarships are a joint initiative between the UK government-funded Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities. Scholarships are available for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK.

Please note that Cardiff University does not administer this scholarship, and that all eligibility enquiries and applications should all be directed to the Commonwealth Association or the British Council within your home countries.

For further information and how to apply, please see visit the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

School of Chemistry applicants

If you’d like to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship to fund your PhD study within the School of Chemistry, please state on your Cardiff University application that you would also like apply for this Scholarship.

Please also state on your application the area of PhD research that you wish to be considered for. View our list of current PhD projects.

Please note that we welcome receiving your PhD application at any time, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship within their deadlines.

The decision on whether we are able to release an offer of PhD study to you, in order to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship, will be based on academic ability, suitability for study for a Chemistry PhD and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission providing a bench fee for your research project.

If you receive an offer of PhD study, it does not mean that you will be successful for Commonwealth Scholarship funding. If you have any questions, please contact our Post Graduate Research Office.