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Notes on Funding

Funding for Graduate Students October 2019 entry


Funding for Graduate Students October 2019 entry

PhD students whose parents are normally resident in the UK may be
eligible for Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
studentships allocated to the Cavendish Astrophysics Group; we usually
have around 3-4 such studentships on offer each year.

EU Nationals may also be eligible for STFC fees-only awards, and in
certain circumstances full awards. Details of this and other
information can be found at the STFC Postgraduate Studentships Rules
and Regulations
web-page.

Overseas students without private funding should consult the Board of
Graduate Studies web pages
for details of possible
alternative sources of funding.

All students should also be aware of the Isaac Newton Studentship
which provides support for maintenance costs for advanced study and
research in astronomy and astronomical physics (especially
gravitational astronomy), both theoretical and observational. This
includes the development of instrumentation and work on any branch of
physical optics that has a direct bearing on astronomy or astronomical
techniques. Candidates applying for admission to the Cavendish
Astrophysics Group who are eligible will be considered for the Isaac
Newton Studentship. No separate application is required.