Applications are now open

Join NTU’s world-class research community, with our fully-funded phd studentship opportunities.

From climate change to cancer and airline security to food safety, we’re tackling society’s biggest challenges with research that is transforming the world and saving lives.

So come and change yours.

With world-class facilities, academics who are leaders in their fields, and a dedicated support programme, we give our researchers the tools they need to succeed.

Our research won the 2015 Queens Anniversary Prize – the highest honour for a UK university – and 90% of our research was classed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Named University of the Year 2019 by The Guardian, NTU is leading the way in “access and success for all students”.

We are offering 50 fully-funded PhD studentships,  aligned with our research centres and available to UK, EU or international students.

Apply now to join the next generation of research leaders.

  • Closing date for applications: 14 February 2020 at 12 noon (GMT)
  • Start date: 1 October 2020 or 5 January 2021
I was awarded the Culture Engagement Award (2017) for my work during my placement at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum.
Colleagues go out of their way to support PhD students.
I’ve discovered new peatlands that could have impacts in the national climate change mitigation plan.