United Kingdom (UK) - Joint Award Partners

University of Nottingham

The University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham (UK) have worked closely together since the 1950s on many of the world's most pressing challenges such as food security, climate change and health and medicine.

The two universities offer a popular joint PhD program that began in 2015 in Biosciences and in 2019 grew to accommodate students across all faculties from both Adelaide and Nottingham.

By joining the program, you will have access to the research strengths of two globally leading research-intensive universities.

Fields of Research and Number of available opportunities

  • The joint award PhD opportunity is open to prospective PhD students across all faculties.
  • Up to 24 students are admitted to the joint award program each year.

Key Information

  • Normal entry points are the 1st of February, April, July, October, and December each year.  However, students may enrol three weeks before and after the entry points.
  • Where University of Nottingham is the host university, students are strongly advised to consult the university before applying for the UK visa


  • There are dedicated scholarships for students whose home university is the University of Adelaide.
  • For information on all University of Adelaide scholarships available visit our scholarships webpage 
  • For scholarship opportunities available at the University of Nottingham please visit their International scholarships and funding webpage.
  • To view Adelaide-Nottingham Alliance research degree projects on offer please visit our Research Degree Projects webpage

How to Apply?

  • To apply to the University of Adelaide please go to our Jointly Awarded PhDs How to Apply webpage and follow the application process
  • To apply to the University of Nottingham please visit their How to apply for research courses webpage

Further information