We award a small number of funded doctoral studentships each year.

Studentships are sometimes attached to external grant funding. The PhD project will be specified and open to applications. Please read the details carefully to check that you are eligible as different projects have different requirements.

Studentships for UK students cover tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant. In 2018-19 the maintenance grant for full-time students is £14,777 per annum.

EPSRC studentships

We award a small number of EPSRC-funded doctoral studentships each year.

EPSRC-funded doctoral studentships are available for UK/EU applicants, awarded on a competitive basis and subject to research council residence requirements.

Projects currently available for EPSRC studentships

Applications for EPSRC DTP studentships within the School of Mathematics for 2019/20 are now open.

China Scholarship Council

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.

Cardiff University is offering a number of scholarships providing tuition fee waivers for successful China Scholarship Council students.

The application process for 2019 is now open. The deadline for applications is 25 January 2019.


If you require further information about our studentships, please contact:

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Tracey Lintern

PGR Administrative Officer

02920 879150