PhD fees and funding
UK research council studentships
The main sources of financial support for PhD study in Meteorology are the:
- National Environmental Research Council (NERC) via the SCENARIO Doctoral Training Partnership
- Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
These studentships cover both tuition fees and a tax-free maintenance grant. Eligibility for such studentships is restricted to successful candidates who meet the eligibility criteria set out in the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) harmonized training terms and conditions.
Some studentships are "CASE awards". These are co-operative awards in which the student enhances their training by spending periods with a partner (such as the Met Office) in a workplace outside the academic environment. The CASE partner provides expenses for these placements.
CASE studentships are a great way to build contacts within industry, either for future employment opportunities or in support to a career in academia. Other sources of funding PhDs sponsored entirely by UK industry or research establishments are occasionally available. Early application to the Department is recommended.
Applicants considering part-time study may be interested in the Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentships.
The University offers a number of Studentships for international applicants each year in addition to providing information about other potential funding opportunities available for international students.
International students are strongly encouraged to explore the funding opportunities offered from within their home country in order to maximise their chances of securing funding.
Alumni fee discounts
If you have already studied at the University of Reading you are entitled to receive a discount on the Tuition Fees of the first year of your PhD (up to a maximum of £1,500).
If you have any questions, please contact our PhD admissions team via firstname.lastname@example.org