PhD Applied Mathematics


Funded PhD studentship in the Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

University College Cork, Ireland.

Duration: 4 years

Stipend: €18,500

Fees: Full tuition fees are covered for EU students.

Deadline: 29th July, 2022

Start-date: 1st October, 2022


A PhD studentship (funded by the Science Foundation Ireland) is available at the School of Mathematical Sciences in University College Cork. This PhD project concerns the mathematical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations which arise in the study of internal water waves. Internal waves are fascinating, and theoretically challenging, phenomena which arise whenever there is a marked density difference between fluid layers. This project will employ a variety of mathematical approaches, ranging from the rigorous analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations, to studies involving Hamiltonian and integrable systems.


This PhD project will be under the supervision of Dr. David Henry, and informal inquiries may be addressed to


Candidate Profile

The successful applicant should have the equivalent of a 1st class (or upper 2nd class) honours degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. A desirable background would include a strong knowledge of partial differential equations, mathematical analysis and, ideally, some fluid dynamics. A high standard of written and spoken English is considered compulsory. For further details, and minimum requirements, see All incoming PhD students in UCC will be registered in a structured PhD programme



The fellowship includes an annual stipend of €18,500 along with the full payment of annual tuition fees for European Union students: note, the scholarship does not cover full tuition for students from outside the EU. There will also be funding for international research visits and attendance at international conferences.


How to apply

Applications should include a CV (including a breakdown of undergraduate courses taken and the results obtained), a covering letter, and the names and contact details of two academic references. Application materials should be sent as e-mail attachments in PDF format to with the subject heading “PhD Application 2022”.

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