University of Surrey International Scholarships in UK 2023

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Scholarship Overview

To develop advanced fatigue analysis methods and tools for metallic railway bridges through experimental and analytical studies, the University of Surrey has established the PhD Project in Advanced fatigue analysis of metallic railway bridges. The University of Surrey International Scholarship is open for the academic year 2022-2023.

The project is a 3-year studentship partially funded by Network Rail. It is entitled to cover the academic fees for UK/EU students and provide them with a stipend of £16,500 per annum to cover their living expenses. Students that hold an MEng/BEng/MSc in Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Aeronautical/Automotive Engineering with a UK equivalent 2:1 classification or above and have relevant skills will be considered.

The University of Surrey is a renowned leading university, ranking 378th globally and 33rd in the UK by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020. It aims to provide excellent education and advance and disseminate knowledge.

Scholarship Benefits

The selected candidates will be provided with a 3-year studentship partially funded by Network Rail, covering academic fees for UK/EU students and a stipend of £16,500 per annum to cover living expenses by the University of Surrey.

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Scholarship Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: All UK and EU nationals are eligible to apply for this University of Surrey International Scholarship.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for the Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD programme offered at the University of Surrey.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have skills in numerical (FE) modelling of structures and/or MATLAB are desirable, as is an understanding of fatigue/fracture in metallic structures.


  • How to Apply: Applicants are required to use the university portal dedicated to applications for admission. All students that apply for the eligible programme and meet the criterion for the scholarship will be considered automatically.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants are required to send a cover letter explaining their interest in the project, a CV with relevant qualifications and prior expertise in areas relevant to the project, transcripts and the names and contact details of two referees, one of them being from an individual with good knowledge of the applicant’s academic record, especially in projects/dissertations.
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must possess an MEng/BEng/MSc in Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Aeronautical/Automotive Engineering with a UK equivalent 2:1 classification or above.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 6.5
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