The Institute of Mathematics staff is internationally recognized for their research excellence, providing an ideal setting for a strong student to pursue a Ph.D. studying within one of our research strengths: algebra, functional analysis, and geometry and topology (see the research page for more details). Prospective students who are considering study in Aberdeen are highly encouraged to get in touch with one or more faculty members in their chosen area of research. Questions about postgraduate research in Maths at Aberdeen may also be directed to the director of postgraduate studies.

An application for Ph.D. study in the Institute of Mathematics in Aberdeen is possible at any time.
 


Taught programmes

External scholarships

 

Commonwealth scholarships:

These scholarships include fees and a stipend for three years, certain other allowances, and some research travel funding. To be eligible, you must be a Commonwealth citizen living in a Commonwealth country apart from the UK, with a 2:1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree, or a master's degree. To apply, you need an offer of acceptance and a supporting statement from your chosen supervisor. If you wish to apply, you should therefore get in contact with a potential supervisor well in advance of the deadline, as well as filling in the online application to pursue a Ph.D. in Aberdeen. For developing countries, the deadline (to start in 2017) is 16 November 2016. For developed countries, the next deadline is TBA.
Website - developing countries: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/
Website - developed countries: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developed-cw/

Carnegie-Caledonian Ph.D. scholarships:

These scholarships include fees and a stipend for three years, as well as a providing a certain amount of research travel funding. To be eligible, you must have a first-class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish university. To apply for this scholarship to be held in Aberdeen, you must apply through the university, and there are limitations on the number of applicants that the university may submit. Therefore, any application will first be contested
against others within the university. The internal deadline for applying will be end of 2016/beginning of 2017; precise date TBA.
Website: http://www.carnegie-trust.org/schemes/postgraduate-schemes/carnegie-caledonian-scholarships.html

Some country-specific scholarships:
 

  • Brazil: Science without borders full doctorate fellowship.
  • These scholarships include fees and a stipend for up to 4 years, certain other allowances, and some research travel funding.
  • To be eligible, you must be a Brazilian citizen.
  • Website: http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf-eng/full-phd
  • China: Scholarship Council (CSC).
  • These scholarships provide a stipend.
  • To be eligible, you must be a Chinese citizens.
  • Website: http://www.csc.edu.cn/chuguo/

We will seriously consider strong applicants with external funding from the above, or other, sources.
If input (such as a supporting statement) is needed by a potential supervisor, please be in contact well in advance of the deadline.