How to apply

How to apply

Entry requirements

Applications our currently open for Industry Partner Scholarships only, beginning study in September 2021. Please apply by 24 January 2021.

For our Industry Partner Scholarships you are applying for a specific research project, so they have specific person specifications, please see the individual project descriptions for more details:

Blade Factory Digital Twin with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Array scale sediment transport dynamics with ORE Catapult

Hydrodynamic loading of offshore wind infrastructure with ORE Catapult

Remote sensing of the marine environment with ORE Catapult


For our Core Scholarships:

Applications Cohort 3 Core Scholarships are currently closed. We will recruit to subsequent cohorts starting Sept 2022 and 2023. We would like to hear from you if you have received or expect to receive either 1) a first class honours degree* or 2) a 2:1 honours degree and a Masters* (*or the international equivalents) in any of the following, or associated subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Earth science
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level that meets the requirements of the Aura CDT’s academic partners. This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each skill.

Please contact for further guidance or questions.



Our current Industry Scholarships with ORE Catapult are based in Hull and are available to Home/EU/International applicants. Our current Industry Scholarship with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is based in Sheffield and is available to Home applicants only.

Alternative funding

How to Apply

For our Industry Scholarships you are advised to review the project description thoroughly before making your application. To apply for an Industry Scholarship, please select the project that best fits with your own research interests (and ensure you choose the appropriate link for full-time or part-time study):


With your application, you need to upload copies of the following supporting evidence:

  • complete transcripts (and final degree certificate(s) where possible). If your qualification documents are not in English, you will need to supply copies of your original language documents as well as their official translation into English.
  • current Curriculum Vitae.
  • personal statement (please see guidance below on what you need to include in your statement).

Guidance on completing your personal statement

Your personal statement should be around 2 pages long. In your statement you should highlight:

  • your interest in the Aura CDT and how it fits with your career aspirations
  • how your previous study links with the Aura CDT
  • why you have an interest in offshore wind and the environment, particularly if your background is in an academic discipline not included in the list above
  • relevant work experience or other experience relevant to the Aura CDT
  • anything else you would like to tell us about yourself that makes you a great candidate.

Please also describe:

  • any relevant research experience (such as a project completed during a previous degree)
  • any academic work you have published or which is awaiting publication including venue/s
  • why you believe you are the best candidate to study with the Aura CDT

International students must tell us about all prior UK study (whether completed/passed or not, including any short courses).


Watch our webinar recording to find out more

Industry Scholarship applications open until 24/01/21