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PhD Studentships

University of Dundee Studentships

PhD studentships are currently available in the following areas:

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy

School of Business

School of Engineering, Physics & Mathematics

School of the Environment

School of Humanities

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James Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute is associated with the University of Dundee, and other PhD adverts appear on the FindAPhD website.

College of Life Sciences

Within the College of Life Sciences, PhD projects are offered under a range of different programmes.

For further information, visit their website and also see their adverts on the FindAPhD website.

Please note that the College has its own online application system.

College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing

The College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing are currently offering a number of PhD Studentships in a variety of disciplines: details

School of Law

School of Psychology

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China Scholarships Council / University of Dundee Scholarships

A minimum of twenty China Scholarship Council (CSC) / University of Dundee scholarships will be available for PhD study to applicants who are citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China at the time of application.

For successful applicants, the University will provide scholarships to cover tuition fees and CSC will consider their application for a living allowance as prescribed by the Chinese Government (which includes Student Health cover), a return airfare from China to the UK and visa application fees.

The scholarships are available for study in the following areas of study:

  • Communication and Information Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Life Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Materials Science and New Materials
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Engineering
  • Applied Social Science and WTO-related areas
  • Business and Law
  • Mathematics

While the above academic areas are the priority areas as specified by the Chinese Ministry, applicants to other research areas will also be considered.

Further details on what subject areas are offered at the University of Dundee can be found at the following links:

The scholarships will be awarded to citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China at the time of application who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate PhD degree programme at the University of Dundee. Candidates should not be currently working outside China at the time of application, and successful candidates must agree to return to China upon completion of their research degree at the University of Dundee. Candidates currently studying outside China are eligible to apply. Candidates should satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC by completing the CSC Application Form and the CSC Employer Reference Form which can be found on the CSC website.

At the time of applying to the CSC, applicants must have already received:

  • an unconditional offer from the University of Dundee
  • confirmation from the University of Dundee that tuition fees will be waived on gaining a CSC scholarship
  • a recommendation from the applicant's home (Chinese) university

Applicants should meet the English language requirements of the University of Dundee:

Applicants should apply online for PhD admission to the University of Dundee by 31st January 2014 although we will consider late applications up to 20th March:

Applicants wishing to apply to Life Sciences should apply to the College directly:

All other applicants should follow the application process specified in the subject areas in the following weblink:

Applicants should clearly state that they wish to be considered for CSC funding.

In addition to applying to the University for admission, and once the eligibility criteria detailed above has been met, applicants should also complete the China Scholarship Council (CSC) application form and Employer Reference and submit to the CSC. Application forms are available online between 20th March 2014 and 5th April 2014 on the CSC website:

College contacts
College of Arts, Science & Engineering (CASE)
Dr Zhihong Huang
College of Arts, Science & Engineering
University of Dundee
Scotland, UK

College of Life Sciences
Gail Guild
Postgraduate Administrator/Postgraduate Secretary
College of Life Sciences
University of Dundee
Dow Street
Dundee DD1 5EH
Scotland, UK
Email: or

All other enquiries:

Postgraduate Admissions
Admissions and Student Recruitment
University of Dundee
Scotland, UK


February / March 2014 Deadline for receipt of applications to the University of Dundee 15th February 2014 although late applications will be considered until 20th March 2014
April 2014 Shortlist of potential CSC recipients to the University from CSC
May 2014 Agreement between the University and CSC on successful scholars