QUADRAT DTP students are fully-funded for a minimum of 42 months, to start the following October. They include:
- stipend based on RCUK rates (currently £15,009 for the 2019/20 academic year)
- fees (Home/EU Fees)
- research and Training Costs (£11,000)
In addition, CASE studentships include a CASE partner which is a non-academic organisation within the public, private or third sector providing enhanced training opportunities.
The QUADRAT DTP is funded by NERC and, as such, is regulated by the Terms and Conditions of Research Council Training Grants.
There are constraints to the funding eligibility of applicants:
To be eligible to apply for a fully-funded DTP studentship, you must:
- be a UK or EU citizen or a non-EU citizen with permanent settled status in the UK (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’)
- have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (this applies to all citizen categories)
Fees Only Award
EU citizens who will not have lived in the UK for the last 3 years preceding the start of the studentship would normally be eligible for a Fees Only Award. Fees Only Awards only cover fees and research costs. They do not include stipend. Therefore, funding to cover living costs for at least 3 years will need to be sought from another source.
Non-EU citizens who are not permanently settled in the UK (no indefinite leave to remain or permanent residency) and whose length of stay in the UK is or would be restricted by a visa (Tier 4) are not eligible.
Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with a minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree may be considered providing they have a Distinction at Master’s level.