Fully Funded PhD Scholarship for UK/EU Students in the UK Oil and Gas Training Academy, 2018

The University of Aberdeen is inviting applications for PhDs in the UK Oil and Gas Training Academy for entry in September-October 2018. Up to four fully funded scholarships are available to UK/EU students.

The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of Scots to establish King’s College, making it Scotland’s third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
  • Study Subject: Four PhD topics are offered this year, from which we will appoint two studentships.
  • Interpreting fold-thrust structures: how good are idealized models?
  • Supervisors: Clare Bond and Rob Butler (University of Aberdeen).
  • How responsive are coastal carbonate depositional systems to relative sea-level change?
  • Supervisors: Rob Butler, John Howell (University of Aberdeen), Rosanna Maniscalco and Agata di Stefano (University of Catania).
  • Calibrating Geothermometers: integrating field, laboratory and well data for appraising thermal maturation of organic matter
  • Supervisors: David Muirhead and Alex Brasier (University of Aberdeen).
  • ‘Over thickening’ of the Cretaceous along the NE Atlantic margin by igneous intrusions
  • Supervisors: Nick Schofield, David Muirhead (University of Aberdeen), and Simon Holford (University of Adelaide).
  • Scholarship Award: The studentships are for 4 years and are fully funded, with stipend and fees, together with research expenses.
  • Nationality: UK/EU students are eligible to apply
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to two scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: UK/EU students are eligible to apply are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

The studentships are for 4 years and are fully funded, with stipend and fees, together with research expenses. Potential applicants should approach the named supervisors for further information, beyond that in the pdf associated with the titles above.

Note that we will be obliged to fill at least one of the two studentships with a UK (home) applicant. The other may also be filled by an individual from within the EU. Regrettably, these studentships are not available to general international students as the additional fee-components are not included in the award. However, international students with access to their own scholarship funds who are interested in any of the four topics listed above can contact the supervisors who may be able to set up a similar research project, outside the Training Academy.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills.

Master Scholarship

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applications must be made through the University’s central admissions system here. Applications should identify the Oil and Gas Training Academy as the funding source.

Online Application

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