How to apply
The online application and supporting documents were due by 31 January 2019. The two academic references were required by 4 February 2019.
- Online application form
- Two academic references
- Degree certificate/s (if awarded)
- Curriculum Vitae
- STFC Research Interests form
- English language qualification
Applications which are not complete by the deadline will not be considered for the studentship scheme. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application form and documents are received by the relevant deadlines. All applications must be submitted online, along with the supporting documents as per the instructions below.
Online application form
When applications re-open in late 2019, an Apply button will appear at the bottom of this page. For the two sections below, please follow these instructions.
Research Proposal/Proposal Statement
Please list the supervisor, code and title of the project you are applying to. You will also be required to upload the STFC Research Interests form (Word, 63KB) when prompted for the Personal Statement upload. If you are applying for more than one project, please list both of the projects in this section.
Select 'Studentship' and then 'STFC Quota Studentship' from the dropdown menu.
Two academic references
When you complete the online application form, you will be required to input the details of your academic referees. Please ensure the email addresses for your referees are correct as they will be used to contact your referees for their reference. It is your responsibility to ensure that the referees upload their references by the references deadline.
You must upload a copy of your undergraduate transcripts, and postgraduate if applicable, with the online application form. If you have not completed your studies, we still require a current transcript or official record of your marks.
Degree certificate/s (if awarded)
You must upload a copy of your degree certificates, if you have been awarded.
You must upload a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) with the online application form
Research Interests form
You must upload a completed copy of the STFC Research Interests form. STFC Research Interests Form.
English language qualification
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of English language ability. Please note that some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of your programme.
Interviews for 2019 were held on 20 February and 6 March 2019. You are required to select the interview dates which you are available for on the Research Interests form.
Application tips and advice/application status
Although the deadline is 31 January, we advise you to apply early so we can advise you of any issues with your application such as missing documents etc.
As we approach the deadline, we will be busy processing applications and the numerous enquiries we receive, which may delay in us responding to you. We ask that you are patient during this time.
Online application advice
- Check all the email addresses you have entered are correct before submitting.
- Check you have uploaded the Research Interests Form in place of your personal statement.
Once you have submitted your online application form, and uploaded your supporting documents, a copy will be sent to the department for review. As we are anticipating a high number of applications, we ask for your patience as we process your application. Updates on your application will be sent to you as and when appropriate.
Application timeline 2019
- 31 January 2019 - Deadline for online application and supporting documents
- 4 February 2019 - Final deadline for references
- 8 February 2019 - Interview invitations to be sent out
- 20 February and 6 March 2019 - Interview days
- 15 March 2019 - Informal offers to be made
- 31 March 2019 - Deadline for acceptance of offers