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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2)

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FIBE2 can offer funded studentships to excellent UK applicants who are eligible for Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) studentship awards. 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.

The EPSRC FIBE2 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 students 

    To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or
    • Have settled status, or
    • Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
    • Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

  • EU and International Students

    The UKRI has confirmed that international students (EU and non-EU) will be eligible for all Research Council-funded postgraduate studentships from the start of the 2021/22 academic year.  The text of the August 2020 public statement is here

    Each Research Council DTP or CDT within the UKRI will be able to offer a limited number of studentships to international students; funding will cover fees at the UK rate, and a stipend to support living costs. UKRI funding will not cover international fees but universities will be given the flexibility to meet the fee difference through other sources.  

    Please note that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals benefitting from Citizens’ Rights (under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively), and Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland (whose right to study and to access benefits and services will be preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement), will continue to be treated as Home students for the purposes of Research Council funding through the DTPs and CDTs.

For further information on eligibility please see the EPSRC website 
For further information on funding please see  and

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:




US citizens living in the USA only

Gates USA 12th October 2022

All other eligible applicants

Gates International 1st December 2022
UK/EU/International Cambridge Trust 1st December 2022


For Cambridge Trust scholarship, please see the link:   

For Gates Cambridge scholarship, please see the link:



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