Funding


STOR-i will fully fund at least 40 students entering the centre between October 2010 and 2013. This funding includes a tax free salary and fees as well as supporting travel and equipment costs.

Our funding is governed by EPSRC funding conditions

The funding for the remaining places for October 2012 is for UK-eligible students and EU nationals only.

(a) Funding for candidates meeting EPSRC eligibility criteria

  • For those meeting the EPSRC eligibility criteria we have EPSRC studentships which cover tuition fees and an enhanced maintenance grant (£16,590 p.a. based on 2010-11 figures).
  • Those students who are awarded an industrial project during years 2-4 will be given an additional grant supplement (taking stipends to £20,590 p.a. based on 2010-11 figures).
  • Note that these grants are tax-free, so compare very favourably with graduate salaries paid by employers.

(b) Funding for candidates not meeting EPSRC eligibility criteria    
             
For those not meeting the EPSRC eligibility criteria, we are pleased to announce that we have funding for at least one studentship for entry in October 2012 for EU nationals. The studentship will cover fees and will include a contribution to living costs, the level of which will depend on circumstance, but will not be less than £13,000 per annum and, in exceptional circumstances, may be the same value as for EPSRC students. 

(c) For those with independent funding sources                     

We welcome applications from self-funded students.


English Language Requirements

If your previous education has not been conducted in the English language, applicants will be required to sit either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test conducted by the British Council, and achieve a balanced overall score of at least 7.0; or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and achieve a score of at least 600, a CBTOEFL of at least 250 and a iBTOEFL of at least 100.