Study Abroad

PhD study abroad opportunities

Opportunities are available for UK and EU citizens to spend part or all of their doctoral study abroad at leading international research organisations or universities.  Competitive funding (covering tuition fee, research, training and travel costs and a maintenance stipend) is available.  Projects will be advertised when available on FindAPhD with information on how to apply and deadlines.  The PhD degree is awarded by University of Liverpool.  Collaborations include:

RIKEN, Japan’s largest network of scientific research institutes.

A*Star, Singapore’s national agency for scientific research and innovation.  

Soleil, the French national synchrotron facility.


PhD study at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a pioneering international university based in the World Heritage city of Suzhou on China's east coast. XJTLU takes a unique approach to international education that combines, encourages and develops the teachings of its two founding institutions, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China and the University of Liverpool, UK.

XJTLU recruits students from all around the world, with undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 30 countries. All degree programmes are taught 100 percent in English by over 450 academic staff.

XJTLU offers a number of PhD scholarships in the biological sciences for outstanding graduate students to join the XJTLU research community. Most are open to all qualified candidates irrespective of nationality. Applicants should have at least an Upper Second Class B. Sc degree in an appropriate area of the biological sciences. Good spoken and written English are required, if the first language is not English.

For more information and details of the projects available see the PhD Scholarship Opportunities website .