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Re:shaping Re:search

Fully funded PhD studentships

Our mission is to create lasting, meaningful change throughout the world, and your research can be a key part of us achieving that goal. Our generous fully funded PhD studentships will allow you to concentrate on what matters most — producing high-quality, world-leading outputs that fulfil our reputation for excellence, by delivering real impact on a global scale.

Re:ducing barriers, inspiring re:search

Finance shouldn’t be a barrier to research innovation and excellence. Our ethos is ‘success for all’ —and if you’ve got the talent, the perspectives and the capacity to deliver change, we’ll support you. In return for your expertise and groundbreaking research outputs, our studentships will:

  • cover the full cost of your PhD fees
  • provide a tax-free stipend for your living expenses.

Re:shaping re:search — why join NTU?


PhD studentship winner Erin Newman

"Fast-paced, challenging and well-supported". Hear about Erin's doctoral experience.

With world-class facilities, dedicated doctoral support and a growing portfolio of interdisciplinary and collaborative research programmes — delivered alongside our worldwide family of academic and industry partners — NTU is the place to truly re:alise your potential.

As a recipient of the Queens Anniversary Prize — the most prestigious national award for research outputs — 90% of our work has been judged as ‘world-leading’, ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’* Our goal is to maintain and further develop this reputation for research excellence by taking a themed approach to addressing the world’s most pressing problems — the key questions that span business, the arts, science, sustainability, healthcare, politics and the environment. We’ve called this new approach Re:search Re:imagined.

From addiction studies to heritage conservation and innovations in food production, our research community’s work is helping NTU to deliver on its boldest ambitions — to value ideas, create opportunities, embrace sustainability, empower people, enrich society and connect on a global scale. We believe in applied, impactful research that delivers better answers. By breaking down the financial barriers to PhD study, our fully funded studentships ensure you’ll have the freedom and the confidence to deliver the kind of research that truly matters.

* Latest data, Research Excellence Framework 2014

Submitting your proposal

We’re looking for high-quality projects from innovative researchers. You will need to demonstrate how your proposal aligns with our research strengths — so make sure you’re familiar with our research centres and scheduled webinars before applying. Alternatively, you can submit an application for one of our dedicated research projects.

Closing date for applications: Friday 14 January 2022

Start date: 1 October 2022 or 5 January 2023

Our schools

Select your school of interest to find their research centres and dedicated research projects.