Apply for a water PhD

We welcome scholars from around the world

Apply for a PhD with water@leeds and work with world-leading researchers working on the cutting edge of water research on projects which have major impacts on society, environment and the economy.

International scholars 

We welcome applications from international scholars who have funding in place, or who are able to apply for funding from their home country.  Tell us about your own project ideas, and we will work to match you with relevant supervisors.  You do not need to search for a topic on the University website. Please email us if you want to discuss a potential supervisor at: water@leeds.ac.uk.

Once you are matched with a supervisor you can apply to the University by following this process: Applying for Research degrees

Here is information to support International Students who plan to study at University of Leeds.

Note: If you do not have funding in place, be aware that scholarships in the UK are very competitive.  Are you aware of any local or government scholarships in your own country?  If you are in need of a letter of support from water@leeds for your potential funding body, please let us know at water@leeds.ac.uk

UK scholars 

If  you have funding in place already we will work with you to match your project ideas to potential supervisors.  You do not need to search for a topic on the University website. Contact us about this at water@leeds.ac.uk.

The website of Leeds Doctoral College contains a wealth of information about research study at Leeds.

Once you are matched with a supervisor you can apply to the University by following this process: Applying for Research degrees.

All scholars who are seeking funded opportunities please read below

Current funded opportunities include:

Find a PhD using the University’s main PhD search engine here:  Postgraduate research opportunities | University of Leeds | University of Leeds

To find out more about water-related research taking place in schools and faculties follow the links below.