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.

National Environmental Research Council (NERC) SUPER DTP PhD Studentships competition

The University of the Highlands and Islands is seeking outstanding applicants for doctoral studentships in the areas of natural environmental science.

Fully funded studentships are available for UK students and EU students who meet the UKRI eligibility criteria (pdf).

Applications for 2019/20 entry are now CLOSED.

The deadline to submit your application was Thursday 7th March 2019 Midday GMT.

Super NERC - Science of the Environment