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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment


The CDT in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment can offer funded studentships to excellent UK and EU students eligible for Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) studentship awards depending on the status of the student. Applications are reviewed and prospective students are interviewed continuously. Eligible candidates will be considered automatically if they ticked the relevant scholarship on their application. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible since there is a limit on the number of funded places. To be considered for Scholarship Funding, please see below and ensure your applications are in before the scholarship funding deadlines for UK, EU and international students respectively.

The EPSRC FIBE CDT studentships cover UK University fees and an annual student maintenance stipend (which is set in accordance with the national minimum stipends). In addition, the studentships include a budget for approved MRes/PhD project-specific travel costs e.g for a secondment with an Academic or Industrial Partner. Funding will normally be for four years but will be dependent upon the successful completion of the MRes programme, a PhD continuation assessment and fulfilment of first year PhD registration requirements.              

Guidance regarding eligibility for EPSRC funding*

  • UK Nationals - UK applicants that have settled status in the UK and have studied or worked in the UK for the past 3 years are eligible for full fees and stipend.
  • EU Nationals - Applicable for 2018-2019 only. EU nationals are eligible for a fees-only award. EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the studentship may be eligible for both a fees award and a stipend. For more details please see
  • Non-EU Nationals - Non-EU applicants that have settled status in the UK and have worked in the UK (this does not include full time education) for the past 3 years are eligible for full fees and stipend. 

For further information on eligibility please see the EPSRC website.  

**In case of any discrepancies between the listed guidance and that published by the EPSRC, the EPSRC guidance is over-riding.

Scholarship Funding

All scholarships require that you apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form. Please note the application deadlines if you are applying for the following scholarships and check which one applies to you:




USA only Gates USA


inc. US citizens outside USA
Gates International NA*
inc. USA
Cambridge Trust International NA*
UK/EU Cambridge Trust UK/EU   5th December 2018

For Cambridge Trust scholarship, please see the link:   

For Gates Cambridge scholarship, please see the link:

* FIBE CDT is undergoing renewal and unable to confirm student admission at this point including eligibility to this scholarship.