Research course

PhD in Microbial Biotechnology

University of Sheffield · Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Entry requirements

Academic requirements: applicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree in an appropriate STEM area of study.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

An excellent opportunity to gain a joint PhD from two World leading instituions.

4 years funding for UK student

Split between UK and Singapore.

Department specialisms

Biological Engineering (Sheffield), Genomics (Singapore)

Information for international students

Not eligible

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
Not eligible

For each student admitted to the 4-year programme, A*Star will provide the following financial support, whilst the student is in Singapore:

  • Monthly stipend of S$2,700

  • Monthly housing allowance of S$600

  • One-time airfare grant of S$1,500

  • One-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000

  • One-time IT allowance of S$800

  • Medical insurance

  • Conference allowance

Whilst in Sheffield, students receive fees and stipend at the UKRI rate. Currently these are £4,596 fees and £17,668 stipend per annum.

Sheffield will supplement the A*STAR one-time airfare grant of S$1,500 to a maximum of £500 should students be unable to secure flights within the amount offered by A*STAR. This is subject to advance bookings and provision of receipts.

In addition, students will be able to claim up to £500 from Sheffield towards the costs of an airfare back to the UK whilst they are in Singapore in order to make a home visit. This will normally be available for students who meet the normal expectations of spending approximately half of the programme in Singapore. This allowance is not available for those NOT spending 50% of the programme time in Singapore

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Jags Pandhal
0114 222 4914