PhD Studentships

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Institute for Astronomy
City: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland/United Kingdom
Contact Person: PG Research Physics
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Application Due Date: Sunday, January 08 2023
Web Link:

We offer PhD projects on topics ranging from cosmology, galaxy formation, exoplanets, and the solar system; using observational, theoretical, and computational methods. On our project webpages, you can find descriptions of all projects on offer as well as videos from the PhD supervisors.

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) is one of three major components of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, located at the historic and beautiful Royal Observatory Edinburgh site on Blackford Hill.

Each year the IfA admits a new cohort of ~10 PhD students from around the UK and the world. We are now accepting applications for admission in September 2023. The IfA is committed to advancing equality and diversity, welcoming applications from everyone irrespective of gender, age, (dis)ability, race, nationality, carer status, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. Our aim is to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for our places.

To apply, you will submit a 1-page anonymous form where you briefly share information about your research experience and academic preparation. Details on how to apply are given in detail here:

In order for your application to be given full consideration for one of our funded places, it should be received by the deadline of 8th January 2023.