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Eligibility criteria


DiMeN DTP studentships are fully funded for 4 years and include the following financial support over the duration of the studentship:

  • A tax-free maintenance grant set at the UK Research Council's standard national rate.

  • Full payment of tuition fees, with bursaries available for excellent international students (assessed within the application process).

  • A research training support grant (RTSG) to support your research costs.

  • Opportunity to apply to our Flexible Funding awards to further support your training and development needs.


iCASE Projects

A number of our projects have full iCASE industry partners.  For these projects students will benefit from an enhanced stipend (£2,500 pa in addition to the UKRI standard rate), additional research/consumables budget for the project and a minimum of 3 months on placement spent working in the facilities of the industrial collaborator.  For further details please speak to the relevant supervisors directly. 

More details on the application process can be found HERE, please read this guidance carefully before submitting your application.   



To study at postgraduate level within our DiMeN institutions, you need to hold a degree in an appropriate subject to the projects selected, or have a qualification/experience accepted as equivalent and demonstrates capability to undertake a doctorate. 


English Language Requirements

If your native language is not English, you will be required to demonstrate your English proficiency.  The minimum standard within our partner institutions is an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. Please note that we cannot accept results from these tests that are over two years old at the start date of the course you intend to study (October 2023). 

Equality, diversity and inclusion statement


The DiMeN DTP partners are wholly committed to increasing the diversity of individuals undertaking research and ensuring a supportive and inclusive training environment. Diversity strengthens our research community, we actively encourage applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit and our shortlisting to interview process is conducted blindly to ensure fairness and consistency to everyone who applies.

Diversity Students
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