PhD funding opportunities
Study for a PhD in the heart of Scotland at the University of Stirling
We’re part of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences (ESRC funded) – the UK's largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social sciences. We’re also members of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (AHRC Funded), and actively recruit postgraduate research students via their competitions. Stirling is also part of other UK Research Council funded Doctoral Training Partnerships across a range of subjects including Eastbio (Biosciences in Scotland), Iapetus and SUPER (both Natural Environment Research funded for environmental research).
The University also partners with the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, whose PhD Scholarships Fund supports postgraduate research at eligible institutions in Scotland.
Take a closer look at current funding opportunities using our scholarship finder, learn more about PhD fees and funding, or get in touch to ask a question.
A vibrant environment for PhD study
Located on a stunning 330-acre campus in central Scotland, the University of Stirling has a reputation for innovative research that is making a positive impact and allowing us to support and improve life across the world.