Information for Applicants

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

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

Important information for applicants for funding, eligibility and how to apply.

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


Applications to the Aura CDT will reopen in Autumn 2020 to recruit for Cohort 3 who will begin studying in September 2021.

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. Recent examples were the seven Industry Scholarships in conjunction with the ORE Catapult and with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy which were open to applicants to Cohort 2.

Part-time study is possible for UK/EU students, for more information please contact us directly at

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:

For an informal discussion, call +44 (0) 1482 463331
or contact