Apart from specific calls with different deadlines, applications open normally in October at the start of each academic year and continue throughout the year. A shortlist of candidates will be selected and invited for interview after which offers of studentships will be made. For 2019 entry the following dates apply:
We also welcome late applications April - September in case additional studentships may become available, and for students with their own funding, however, all applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Applicants should use the online application system here selecting the option "Semester 1 start" in the "Apply Online" box. Full details on the online application procedure, with a list of the documents required in order to apply, can be found here. You will be asked to enter your information and will have the opportunity to upload supporting material including:
For "Research Group" please enter "Experimental Particle Physics". You do not need to submit a detailed research proposal, or to name a specific supervisor, however if you have a strong wish to participate in a particular project, or to work with a particular supervisor please indicate this on the application form. If the studentship you are applying for has a defined experiment and/or research project, please indicate so on the form. Selected candidates will be invited for interview and an opportunity to meet the group and view our facilities.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. The deadline for CSC applicants is also 31 January 2019. We normally interview selected students shortly after the deadline, and make offers before the end of March.
Important note for applicants and referees: Applicants should provide their chosen Referees with a Reference Request Form. Referees should send their letter to email@example.com . Please make sure that your recommendation letters are sent in good time and reach us *by the deadline*, as we review the applications and shortlist candidates for interviews very shortly after the deadline.
Dates of interviews: Feb 2019 TBD
General information about postgraduate study at Queen Mary can be found here. For more details or questions on the application procedure please contact our Research Officer, Robert Miles. We occasionally have funding for late applications - please enquire.
Students are primarily funded by studentships from the https://stfc.ukri.org/funding/studentships/. In addition to these Queen Mary London might also offer a small number of college studentships to international or UK applicants. The funding profile of our available PhD places is usually not finalised until January.
Applicants are advised to check the detailed criteria from the STFC website. EU nationals who have not been resident in the UK are eligible for a tuition-fees only award from STFC;
The CONACYT scholarship programme sends Mexican students to study for PhDs in science and technology at top universities around the world. There are currently 2 PPRC students funded through the programme and we welcome applications. For more details see link and contact us directly at the addresses below for more information and to discuss possible projects. We will endeavour to help potential candidates prepare competitive research proposals.
HEC connects gifted students and faculty with the best research universities in the world through its much sought-after international scholarship program.
Candidates from any of the Islamic Development Bank’s 57 member countries will be eligible to apply for these prestigious QMUL-IDB scholarships, which will provide full overseas tuition fees and allowances to meet living costs, health insurance, and airfares, as well as a dedicated research allowance, for up to four years. We are involved with the PhD and Post-doctoral Research Programme as detailed https://isdbscholarships.smartsimple.com/files/1772194/f220208/Final_Updates_on_Scholarship_Portal_%5BEnglish_Version%5D3.pdf. The deadline for applications to the IDB is 28th February 2019. Potential applicants should ensure they have first https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/subjects/physics-and-astronomy.html before the 31st January 2019.
Applications are welcome from students wishing to fund themselves, or those who have already secured their own funding. Details of the current tuition fees are available here and estimates of living costs in London can be found here. Please provide full details of your funding on the application form.
NExT Studentships These studentships are funded by the NExT Institute for specific particle physics phenomenology projects and typically involve half of the time working on phenomenology (at the University of Southampton for instance) and half time working on experimental physics (at QMUL). They are normally for 3 years and carry the same maintenance stipend as STFC positions but may be open to all nationalities. For details please contact Prof Francesca Di Lodovico. In any case if you are making an application and wish to be considered for a NExT studentship please indicate so in the application form or let us know via email.
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