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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Financial support

The Chemistry Department in Durham typically recruits around 30-35 Ph.D. students per year who are funded in a variety of ways:

  • Doctoral Training Account studentships funded by UK Research Councils such as EPSRC and BBSRC:

assigned to individual research leaders who appoint students competitively on the basis of referees' reports and examination performance. These awards cover all fees, living expenses and research costs. Only students from the EU are eligible for these studentships.

  • Studentships funded through industry, research foundations, or bodies such as the European Commission:

A number of these awards are open to non-UK citizens.

Information on sources of funding may be found here.

Specific details of current research opportunities may be found here

Durham University offers a number of studentships to UK, EU and overseas applicants. These awards are highly competitive with an application deadlines that are in January and early March.

Students from overseas are often funded from their own countries, either by government agencies or from private funds. In particular a number of organisation may offer research support including:

Further details of all funding possibilities are available from the Chemistry Department 

Fees and fee status

Full details of fees for all postgraduate courses may be here.