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ICASE PhD Studentship for UK and EU Students at University of Exeter, 2020

The University of Exeter is proud to announce its ICASE PhD Studentship for UK and EU Students. The studentship is funded via the EPSRC Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology (CASE) scheme, via a grant awarded to DSTL.

The program aims to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia.

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A golden chance for UK and EU students.

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Founded in 1955, the University of Exeter has six academic colleges that provide undergraduate, masters and research level programs for the students. It offers a wide range of subjects across science, humanities and social sciences.

Why at the University of Exeter? The university offers world-class facilities and small enough to nurture a community based on the pursuit of academic excellence. Here, candidates can come to the forefront in the professional world and get employment opportunities.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Exeter
  • Department: Departments of Physics and Engineering
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: £110,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Nationality: UK&EU Students
  • The award can be taken in the UK


  • Eligible Countries: Applications from UK and EU countries are eligible to apply for the studentship.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The studentship is part of the UK’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based in the Departments of Physics and Engineering. Prospective students can consider projects from a wide variety of fields: 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.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have to meet the following criteria:
  • 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.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applications are made to the Metamaterials program for a PhD in Physics/Engineering. Please send your application consisting of ALL items listed below to [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates must submit degree transcript(s) giving information about the qualification awarded, the modules are taken during the study period, and the marks for each module taken, an academic CV, A cover letter outlining your research interests in general, the title of the project(s) you are applying for, a personal statement and contact details of two academic referees.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission, candidates are required to meet the academic requirements of the university.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language requirements in order to be able to study at the university.


The studentships are of value around £110,000, which includes £25,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment, etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year.

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