To be eligible for funding candidates must meet the criteria set by our funders; namely the European Social Fund (ESF) via the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) and if applying for an Engineering Doctorate, the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
All candidates must:
Engineering Doctorate candidates must also:
For full EPSRC student eligibility criteria please refer here.
We acknowledge that EPSRC guidelines state that up to 30% of new students in a cohort may be classified as ‘international’; however, this flexibility cannot be applied as our Engineering Doctorate candidates must also meet WEFO criteria outlined above. For further information on ‘international’ classification please refer here.
Additionally, we would normally expect candidates to have met the University’s English Language requirements (e.g., IELTS 6.5 overall with 5.5+ in each component) by point of application.
Masters graduates are not eligible to apply for a further Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduates are not eligible to apply for either a Masters or Engineering Doctorate.
Welsh Government have announced, subject to legislation, that it will provide support to EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who benefit from citizens’ rights under the various withdrawal agreements – refer here. If this applies to you then you may be eligible.
If you are unsure whether you meet the eligibility requirements, please Contact us.
Please note, successful candidates are not eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan.