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Studentship Terms, Conditions & Guidance

STFC postgraduate studentships enable promising scientists and engineers to continue training beyond a first degree. All studentship projects supported through STFC funding must fall within STFC remit. Details of the areas of science covered by STFC are available on the STFC website.

These pages provide information about STFC studentship awards for students, supervisors, Training Grant Co-ordinators and administrative officers at Research Organisations (universities, Institutions or other Independent Research Organisation eligible to receive Research Council funding).

Doctoral Training Partnership studentships and CASE studentships will be awarded to Research Organisation Departments in the form of a Training Grant TG).

Research Councils UK Training Grant Terms and Conditions

TGs are awarded under Terms and Conditions that have been agreed cross Council. RCUK have issued a Training Grant Guide to be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Further information on TGs can also be found in the TG Frequently Asked Questions document. All studentships funded from the TG are also subject to the terms and conditions set out in this document.

STFC specific guidance

Acceptance of PhD studentships

STFC strongly recommends that prospective students should not be placed under undue pressure by departments to accept PhD places within short timescales. Therefore students should not be compelled to accept offers of PhD places prior to 31 March each year. Any prospective student subjected to pressure to accept a PhD place prior to the 31 March deadline is advised to email the Studentships Section.

In the efficient matching of students to available PhD places it is unhelpful if students keep multiple offers open until the 31 March deadline. Students should therefore aim to decide promptly (within two weeks) when they receive more than one offer and reject all but the one most favoured at that point. The rejected studentships can then be offered by Departments to other students without having to wait until the deadline.

These pages provide full information about STFC studentship awards and are aimed at students, supervisors and administration officers at higher education institutions.

  1. Payments

    Payments to the Student

    Payments to the Institution
    Industrial CASE & Industrial CASE-Plus awards
    Disabled students' allowance

  2. Overseas fieldwork for DTGS

    Long term attachments (LTAs)
    LTA approvals
    LTA to CERN
    Student travel and medical insurance

  3. Statistics and survey

    Statistics
    Submission of a PhD thesis
    Surveys
    Career path tracking

  4. Other STFC-sponsored training opportunities

    Short courses and summer schools
    Communications/media training
    POST Postgraduate Placement Scheme
    Roberts skills training funds

  5. Closing dates, LTA forms and travel insurance documents

Contacts

Studentships enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)1793 442 043
Tel: +44 (0)1793 413 195
Email: Studentships@stfc.ac.uk

Files and resources

 
RCUK