How to apply

How to apply

Entry requirements

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 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.



Alternative funding

How to Apply

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.
  • A completed Supplementary Application Form.

Guidance on completing your Supplementary Application Form: As part of our inclusive practices, the Aura CDT adopts a process of double-blind sifting of applications where the applicant skills and attributes are assessed independently of personal details. The Supplementary Application Form contains detail of your education, training and employment history as well as some specific questions about your interest in the Aura CDT. It is very important that you do not include any personally identifying information such as name, age, geographic location, gender, nationality etc


Questions include:

Under which Research Theme do you wish to study?

Why do you want to do a PhD and how does it fit your career aspirations?

Why specifically do you want to join the Aura CDT programme?

What will you bring to and gain from a collaboratively taught PG-Diploma in offshore wind energy and the environment?

Describe your research relevant skills and background?

Describe how your relevant research skills and background are applicable to offshore wind energy and the environment?

Do you have a specific research project or area in mind?

Please download the Supplementary Application Form here.

Once fully completed, you should upload the form as well as your degree transcripts as part of your application through the University of Hull student application portal using the links below. Please do not send your form directly to the Aura CDT.


Apply for a full-time PhD Scholarship with the Aura CDT in Offshore Wind Energy & the Environment

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Join our free webinar on 6/12 to find out more

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