Information for Applicants

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

Work with industry, drive innovation, develop a sustainable future.

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.

With a strong research base, the Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull has made tremendous contributions to tackle global issues encompassing environmental resilience and energy sustainability.

With our academic partners at the Universities of Durham, Newcastle and Sheffield and over 20 international Industry partners, the Aura CDT forms a community of outstanding researchers. All students will benefit from individual and tailored mentoring support, with appropriate mentors selected from our academic and industrial partners. Combined with excellent facilities across a wide range of disciplines, the Aura CDT provides a stimulating and enriching environment for the training of doctoral researchers.

Applications are now open for the second cohort joining us in September 2020; the closing date is 13 December 2019.  All students start with a full-time, 1 year taught Postgraduate Diploma. This will be followed by a 3 year PhD with one of the academic institutions, aligned with the Aura industry partners or based at the new £12 million flagship Aura Innovation Centre. Here, you will have access to cutting-edge facilities and research support across the partner academic institutions. Part-time study is possible, for more information please contact us directly at

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