Information for Applicants

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

Fully-funded PhD scholarships
in offshore wind energy and the environment.

Work with industry, drive innovation,
develop a sustainable future

If you choose to carry out your postgraduate studies with us, you will become part of a vibrant, forward-thinking research community.

Each year, we offer up to 20 Core Scholarships, comprising funding for first-year PG-Dip training, during which students develop their research proposal. Followed by three years full time PhD research at one of the partner institutions. We also work closely with key offshore wind sector organisations to develop funded Industry Partner Scholarships. Students on this pathway take their PG-Dip year with the rest of the cohort before embarking on a 3-year PhD at a specified institution, supported by their Industry sponsor. Applications for our Core Scholarship programme have closed for September 2021 entry, but will reopen later in the year for students enrolling for a September 2022 start. Please browse the site to find out about our Research Themes. Application form links may be found on the How to Apply page. Find out why the Humber Estuary is known as the UK’s Energy Estuary, the central role of Hull and the Aura partners in the renewables sector and why Hull is a great place to take your PG Dip year:

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For enquiries, contact auracdt@hull.ac.uk