Future opportunities

Our next cohort will commence their PhD research and training programme in September 2019. Applications are made to the PhD programme as a whole, not to individual projects.  However, we invite candidates to specify and discuss their interest in a specific project or multiple projects as part of the application process. Following discussions at interview, projects will be allocated to successful candidates when the studentship offer is made. 

The following studentships have funding attached to the project (fees, stipend and research/training budget) and benefit from the sponsorship of an industrial sponsor.

(*) Projects marked with an asterisk are limited to UK applicants only.

(†) Projects marked with a dagger are limited to UK and EU applicants only.

Self-funded projects

The following projects are unfunded, but we welcome applications from candidates that can pay their fees and support themselves financially for the duration of the PhD programme.

Information for international applicants

Studentships awarded to applicants from outside of the UK/EU will cover fees and RTSG only.  The applicant will be expected to fund his/her own living expenses and the remaining fees for international students

International applicants seeking a scholarship are advised to consider the Global Excellence Scholarships scheme (deadline 4 March), and to contact metamaterials@exeter.ac.uk in advance of any application.  Sanctuary Scholarships (deadline 17 May 2019) to enable individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter, are also available.

Application deadline: 31 May 2019.

Application criteria: As outlined in the project description.

Interviews are expected to start in February 2019. It is therefore advisable to apply as soon as possible.