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Post-Graduate Research Studentships in the School of Mathematical Sciences

University College Cork, Ireland


Applications are invited for up to 8 PhD positions commencing as soon as September 2018.  Posts, which will provide a stipend of €16,500  are tenable in any area of specialization represented within the School of Mathematical Sciences. Studentships will be funded for 3 or 4 years (depending on preparation). Fee support is not included but arrangements for fees may be possible, depending on research funds of prospective supervisors.  All posts will carry a responsibility for some teaching/administrative assistantship work within the School - up to 20% during the academic year.


To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honors, Grade I, or equivalent, in a primary degree with advanced mathematical coverage of Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or Statistics topics.  Both EU and non-EU applications will be considered. 


Informal inquiries are encouraged and these can be directed to potential supervisors - any academic staff member of the School (

Initial applications must contain a CV, a personal statement of research interests, contact details of two academic referees, official transcripts of grades and a degree certificate (if already obtained).  All applicants whose first language is not English need to provide evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS or equivalent scores where required) to complete their initial application.   


Initial applications must be sent by email to:


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. A follow-up meeting (in person or remotely e.g Skype, Google Hangout, or similar) will be held between selected applicants and potential project supervisor(s).  Offers for a start on September 1, 2018 will be made on or before August 1, 2018.  After notification of the stipend decision by the Head of School, successful applicants will need to progress a Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) application and be formally approved for admission by UCC.

N.B. The funding for these studentships has been generated through internationalisation efforts of the School of Mathematical Sciences, supported by the College of SEFS and UCC. Assistantship work associated with these stipends will also support on-going internationalisation efforts in the School.

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