How to apply

Apply Now! Applications for paid PHD studentships commencing in September 2017 now being accepted

We invite applications from graduates in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Geography and Computer Science that have demonstrated excellence at undergraduate or MSc level in a relevant subject.  Applicants should have an interest in specific aspects of water and informatics, and are expected to demonstrate creativity and be open-minded to collaborative work and innovation.

WISE students in 2017 will receive up to £25,553 tax free in expenses. This is made up of £14,553 stipend (similar to salary) and £11,000 for research related expenses, when appropriate.

To apply for a WISE CDT PhD studentship, please send the following information:

All completed applications should be emailed to admissions@wisecdt.org. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview at their preferred research institution. You will be informed if your application is to be considered for your second or third preferred institution. Applications will be shared with academic member of staff across the four partner universities. Prior to submission, all applicants are advised to read the University of Exeter Data Protection Statement which applies to WISE students.

We aim to let candidates the outcome of their application within ten weeks of its submission, regardless of when it is submitted.

For a September 2017 start, the deadline for applications is 31 July 2017. 

Eligibility for funding

Up to 20 fully funded four-year PhD studentships are available each year for UK and EU applicants. All successful applicants will be offered a WISE CDT PhD studentship which covers both tuition fees and a tax-free living allowance for the duration of the four year programme. The number of studentships available to EU applicants may be limited due to funding eligibility requirements, however we encourage all interested parties to submit an application. International students are welcome to apply to the CDT programme if they are able to provide their own source of funding. Please find more guidelines from the EPSRC here.

Please note: applications to the WISE CDT are not passed along to other postgraduate programmes at the four partner universities.  All applicants are welcome to apply to any other postgraduate programmes through the standard online channels on the websites for Exeter, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff.

For further information on applying please contact WISE here.