PhD Studentships

We are a young, vibrant university with a unique and exciting research environment and have established a strong reputation in a range of research areas.

Our postgraduate research community continues to grow and we regularly offer scholarships for research degrees  – details of our current funding opportunities are listed below. New opportunities will be listed as they arise, so please check this page frequently.

Prospective students in need of funding are advised to start researching funding opportunities well in advance of commencing their studies. Websites of individual academic partners  may contain information on forthcoming studentships –and you can also explore funding options by contacting staff within your subject area to find out how previous students have financed their studies.


Please note: applications for studentships will only be accepted on an application form - we cannot accept a CV – please read the application guidelines carefully.


2018/19 INTERREG VA Programme Studentships

A project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)

The University of the Highlands and Islands is pleased to announce more research opportunities through The Bryden Centre Programme. We are seeking excellent, ambitious candidates worldwide, to join a new cohort of PhD students. The funded, full time, PhD studentship is available for an Autumn 2018 start.


Additionally, outside of the above Bryden Centre studentships, we also offer the following Interreg VA Programme Studentship:

  • Using emerging technologies and an innovative digital narrative approach to health behaviour change to modify risk factors in patients with cardiovascular disease.