Stipend & Student Support

The Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training is committed to attracting the best potential researchers from a diverse population into its programme. The long term strength of the UK research base depends on harnessing all the available talent. It is important that PhD students are able to work flexibly and in a way that meets their personal circumstances. We are aware that the personal circumstances of a student may change during the course of the PhD.

All fully-funded Fusion CDT students receive a stipend at least at the standard UKRI rate (£18,622 in 2023-24).

Our ambition is that all funders of Fusion CDT studentships meet or exceed the UKRI studentship conditions, which can be found at These cover topics including parental leave.