2024 University of Manchester Scholarship Awards—Fully Funded

Applications are now being accepted from International students for this year’s Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship Awards at the University of Manchester.

These scholarships are open to all nationalities and across all research areas, and will be of interest to students of the highest calibre who have the commitment and desire to work on challenging research projects in a world leading research environment. The scholarships are 40 in number and they will be managed by the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Since its establishment in 1824, the University of Manchester has become an iconic citadel of learning and research in the United Kingdom. The university offers different arrays of courses and is home to students of diverse backgrounds and ethnicity.


Postgraduate research

Targeted Countries

International students


Manchester, UK.


3.5 years

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

To be eligible for the scholarship applicant must:

  • Have submitted an application by the deadline for a PhD programme to start in September 2024.
  • Hold (or expect to achieve) a first class or 2.1 UK honours undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).
  • Ideally hold a master’s qualification at merit or distinction (or international equivalent).
  • Be able to demonstrate potential for academic research. This may include undergraduate projects, placements, internships, contributions to publications or articles, promoting research to a wider audience, prizes for previous work or stetting up collaborations with other groups.
  • Be able to demonstrate involvement in broader activities, e.g. outreach, volunteering, community engagement, engagement in EDIA and other extra-curricular activities.
  • Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.
  • Meet English language entry requirements as specified by the Department that you are applying to;
  • Have a track record of engaging with research. This may include contributions to publications / articles, promoting your research to a wider audience, prizes for research or project work.

Benefits of the Scholarship

Fully funded award includes:

  • Tuition fees at the international rate
  • Annual maintenance stipend equivalent to UKRI minimum stipend rate
  • £1,000 Research Training Support Grant per year

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Coatings and Ceramics
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fashion Management and Marketing
  • Imaging and Characterisation
  • Management of Projects in Engineering
  • Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy and Corrosion
  • Nano and Functional Materials
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Polymers and Composites
  • Textiles and Apparel

Selection Criteria

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to be interviewed by the Faculty DDS Panel. Candidates will be notified by email. Interviews for this recruitment cycle will be conducted via Zoom. The Faculty DDS Panel will assess interviewees based on their DDS nomination form, a short verbal presentation and interview questions.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

For further information on the scholarship and to fill out the application form, please CLICK HERE

Application Deadline

31st March 2024

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