Prize PhD Studentships plus over 100 other funded PhD places in physics in Scotland

The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) is offering PhD studentships for outstanding students from anywhere in the world.

These prestigious and competitive awards are intended to attract excellent students to study for a PhD in Scotland. SUPA opens a single front door into Physics PhDs in Scotland. When you apply for a SUPA Prize PhD Studentship you will also be considered for all other funded places available in physics departments in Scotland.

Major themes pursued by researchers in SUPA are:

  • Astronomy and Space Physics
  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Energy
  • Particle Physics
  • Photonics
  • Physics and Life Sciences
  • Nuclear and Plasma Physics

SUPA Prize Students are registered for a PhD in physics at one of the participating universities:

  • Aberdeen
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Heriot Watt
  • St Andrews
  • Strathclyde
  • University of the West of Scotland

An excellent training environment will be provided by the SUPA Graduate School, giving candidates access to a wide range of courses across Scotland.

How to Apply

Applications should be made using the online application form available at:

Instructions for completing the form are given in our Application Guide.

Applications MUST be submitted by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 31st January 2016.
References MUST be uploaded by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 7th February 2016.

You will be informed of the result of your application by each institution. You must also apply to your chosen SUPA university to undertake a PhD and are obliged to meet the minimum requirements of that institution.