PhD Studentship in Physics at University of Exeter

PhD Studentship in Physics at University of Exeter

If you are interested to create complex nanoscale photonic devices by using 3-D printing, then here is a wonderful chance to apply for the PhD Studentship. This programme is organized by the Streatham Campus in Exeter for the academic year 2019-20.

This research programme is open to students from any country and they can consider projects from a wide variety of fields such as  Acoustic and Fluid-dynamical Metamaterials, Biological and Bio-inspired Metamaterials, Graphene and other 2D Materials, and related Devices, Magnonics, Spintronics and Magnetic Metamaterials, Microwave Metamaterials, Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites, Optical, Infra-red and THz Photonics and Plasmonics, Quantum Metamaterials, Wave Theory and Spatial Transformations.

The aim of the scholarship is to undertake world-leading research and provides skills, knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. The studentship covers approx £14,777 per year tax-free stipend for 3.5 years plus tuition fees for the scholars.


To be eligible for this studentship, applicants must meet all given eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (minimum 2:1)
  • Vision and motivation (for research & professional development)
  • Evidence of the ability to work collaboratively and to engage in a diverse community
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral skills in English.

The highest quality candidates will also be able to demonstrate one of more of the following:

  •  Specialist knowledge about one or more of the 8 research areas listed above
  •  Training in research methodology (e.g. undergraduate research projects)
  •  Research outputs (e.g. papers) and/or other indicators of academic excellence (e.g. awards).

How to Apply

In order to apply for the award, candidates need to take part in PhD Studentship at the university, and then they can apply via the online application form. During the application process, you will need to upload the documents listed below. Please prepare these before starting the application process.

Degree transcript(s) giving information about the qualification awarded, the modules are taken during the study period, and the marks for each module taken, CV, a cover letter outlining your research interests in general, personal statement consisting of two parts,

Describe a) why you would like to study for a PhD, b) why you would like to focus on this particular topic, c) any relevant expertise and d) your future career ambitions;

Describe the qualities that you believe will make you a great researcher (in particular as part of a team).

The application deadline for the studentship is July 30, 2019.

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