Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership


Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Mathematics

The Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership invites applications for funded PhD studentships in association with any of large number of universities nationally. Our preferred topics include the general areas of Pure Mathematics, Probability, Data Science, and Quantum Information.

In addition to undertaking cutting-edge research in one of the partner universities, students on this programme may expect to participate in summer workshops in years 1-3. It is anticipated these will be about 4 weeks in length and residential in nature (with extra costs covered as appropriate).

Students should not expect to be subject to security vetting from the start, although some students may be vetted as time progresses. Successful vetting may lead to a richer experience in the summer schools.

Students from traditionally under-represented groups in mathematics are strongly encouraged to apply.

In order to apply, simply complete and submit a standard online PhD/DPhil application directly through your chosen partner university and state that you would like to be considered for the Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership (in addition to all other available funding sources). There is no separate application process and you may apply to one or more partner universities.


For further details on how to apply, please visit the relevant university (list of current partners below) PhD application webpages and apply through their usual process, making it clear on your application you wish to be considered for Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership.

Current Partners 

University of Bath

University of Bristol

University of Cambridge

Cardiff University

Durham University 

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

Imperial College London

King’s College London

Lancaster University

Swansea University

University of Manchester

University of Oxford 

University College London

University of Sheffield

University of Warwick

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