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Graduate Admissions

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Physics has a number of studentships available from funds provided by the UK Research Councils or the EC, for which there are eligibility criteria. The deadlines are listed on the departmental webpages.

In addition there are competitions which are run by the Department of Physics for specific funding:

  • Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for the Physics of Medicine
  • Mott Fund for Physics of the Environment
  • Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability
  • Issac Newton Studentship (Astronomy/Astrophysics)

If you wish to be considered for one or more of these studentships, please include them in the funding section of your application.

Other funding opportunities offered by colleges will have a variety of different deadlines which will be listed on their webpages.

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

What Is My Fee Status?

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £8,337
Maintenance £14,130
Total Annual Commitment £22,467

Additional costs may be incurred in relation to PhD associated fieldwork and/or research trips/ling-term attachments, bespoke to the individual student and project.  These could also include equipment, books, IT, photocopying, bespoke training, travel for conferences and summer schools.

Supervisors are often able to cover or contribute towards these costs, depending on the financial resources available. Where not possible, or where research-related costs are not specifically included in a stipend, or if students are self-funded, students will usually be expected to find additional funding elsewhere, e.g. University/College.  In some cases research costs may be much higher, for example if a long-term attachment is required, and in these cases applicants should agree with their supervisor what an appropriate amount might be, or consider a more feasible project, before accepting an offer or signing the Financial Undertaking Form.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Physics

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Dec. 6, 2017
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2018
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
March 1, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2019
Course Starts
April 10, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
June 14, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Lent 2020

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2020
Course Starts
April 10, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 5, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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