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Looking for a postgraduate research opportunity?

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.


Funded opportunities currently available

PhD project at the Environmental Research Institute, North Highland College UHI

  • Innovative brash management to enhance water quality following peatland restoration and forestry operations The PhD is funded by The Hydro Nation Scholars Programme, closing date 08 January 2021. 
  • Full details on FindAPhD website

PhD project at the SAMS UHI, Oban

  • A 21st century approach to address the risk from harmful algal blooms – A collaboration between SAMS, the NAFC Marine Centre and Marine Scotland Science with funding from Scottish Government and the Data Lab, this project will provide the capability to classify, display and analyse IFCB data. Application deadline for this studentship is 2 December 2020.
  • Full details on SAMS website