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Fully-funded University of Nottingham International PhD Studentships in Green Production of Ammonia, UK 2024/2025

The University of Nottingham is accepting applications for its fully funded PhD Studentships in Green Production of Ammonia.

About the University of Nottingham and Scholarship

The University of Nottingham boasts a storied history dating back to its origins in 1798 with the establishment of an adult education school. The groundbreaking University Extension Lectures introduced by the University of Cambridge in 1873, the first of their kind in the country, further laid the foundation for what would become a leading institution of higher education. Although University College Nottingham was founded in 1881 to prepare students for exams administered by the University of London, this milestone is not the official beginning of the university; its roots in research and education advancement go back much further.

An important turning point in the university’s history came in 1875 when the Adult Education School and Cambridge Extension Lectures were permanently established thanks to the kind donation of £10,000 by an unknown benefactor. This established the foundation for the university’s future initiatives and signaled a major commitment to supporting academic activities.


In addition to helping to establish a structure specifically for educational purposes, the Corporation of Nottingham was instrumental in supporting this project by giving funding to guarantee the provision of high-quality instruction going forward. Academic excellence and research have always been at the forefront of the University of Nottingham. Two eminent professors connected to the university received Nobel Prizes in 2003. Sir Peter Mansfield won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his revolutionary work on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), while Clive Granger won the Nobel Prize in Economics. Notably, the university was the site of a large portion of the groundbreaking MRI research, which cemented its standing as a center for leading-edge scientific discoveries.

The university’s standing in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework further demonstrated its dedication to high-caliber research. In the UK, Nottingham scored eighth for Research Power and 23rd overall for the quality (GPA) of its research among multi-faculty institutions. Remarkably, more than 80 percent of the university’s research was rated as “internationally excellent” or “world-leading.” Nottingham’s reputation as a research powerhouse is further demonstrated by the fact that, during the 2015–2016 academic year, it attracted over £40 million in research contracts, placing it among the top seven universities in the UK for research income.

The University of Nottingham continues to be a trailblazer in academia, offering an exciting opportunity for aspiring researchers. Currently, the university is providing fully-funded International PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Engineering. These studentships focus on the critical area of green ammonia production, aiming to explore innovative approaches that significantly reduce carbon emissions. Successful candidates will be immersed in groundbreaking research, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and benefiting from interdisciplinary collaboration. Beyond the fully funded PhD studentship, this opportunity opens doors to collaboration with renowned institutions such as the University of Cambridge, providing a unique platform to contribute to the development of next-generation technology for low-emission ammonia production and actively shape a more sustainable future.

Details about Studentships in Green Production of Ammonia at the University of Nottingham:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Nottingham, UK

Scholarship Value: Fully-funded

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): University of Nottingham, UK

Eligibility Criteria for Studentships in Green Production of Ammonia

Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for Studentships in Green Production of Ammonia at the University of Nottingham:

  • First-class or above in chemistry, material science, chemical engineering, or a similar field. If other conditions are satisfied, 2:1 might also be taken into account.
  • Strong communication and writing abilities.
  • Applicant with a strong sense of motivation.

Funding Support

International and UK candidates are also taken into consideration for this role. Funding is obtained through the University of Nottingham once the chosen candidate has been identified. 

Application Procedure for Studentships in Green Production of Ammonia

Please send Dr. Yaoyao Zheng ( your resume, academic transcripts, and a cover letter summarizing your experiences and areas of research interest. You can use this email address for informal inquiries as well. You can visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: Not Specified

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