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The Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarships

We support the doctoral candidates of today to become the researchers, innovators and leaders of the future.

Choose to study on a research programme with us and from day one, you'll benefit from high-quality facilities, and support from our experienced, research-active supervisors.

Applications for our 2024 Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarships have now closed. If you've applied, we'll contact you in the week commencing 25 March.

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Doctoral Training Alliance

ARU is part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in Future Societies, a nationwide postgraduate research training initiative from University Alliance – the voice of professional and technical universities. Projects that are aligned to these themes will become part of the DTA.

The Doctoral Training Alliance, developed by a group of Alliance universities, builds on our research strengths and industry-focused ethos and provides a structured-doctoral training environment to produce independent, highly-employable researchers with knowledge, expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas.

Funding notes

The successful applicant for this project will receive a Vice Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship which covers the tuition fees and provides a UKRI equivalent minimum annual stipend for three years. For 2023/4 this was £18,622 per year. The award is subject to the successful candidate meeting the scholarship terms and conditions. Please note that the University asserts the right to claim any intellectual property generated by research it funds.

Download the full terms and conditions.