The LSGNT Admissions portal for our September 2021 intake of students to our 4 year PhD programme is now closed and the application review process has begun. Please see below for our admissions timetline. Admissions for our September 2022 intake will open in November 2021. For advice on what we're looking for in an applicant and what you can expect in an interview, please click here.
Please note that the deadline for references is 08 January 2021. For more information please see the references section further down.
You are not required to pay a fee to apply for this course.
The Admissions timeline is as follows:
Please note the following before you start your application:
To apply you must do the following:
You will be asked to select two institutions on the application form (unranked) where you would prefer to undertake your PhD research from years 2 to 4. Please note you will be enrolled at University College London for the first year of this programme. Feel free to provide more information about your preferences in your personal statement as part of your Applicant Profile Document, for example if you are interested in any particular staff members as potential supervisors, or if you have no strong preferences among the three institutions.
LSGNT Applicant Profile
This profile document should be supplied in PDF format only and should contain the following:
Please upload transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We do not necessarily expect you to have completed your master's degree or 4 year degree equivalent before you apply for this course, however we will require you to upload the grades you've acquired on your course so far for your master's degree or equivalent degree.
As part of the application form you will be asked to submit two academic references to support your application. Your referees will be sent an automatic email request for a reference as soon as you submit your application, so please check carefully the email address you are supplying for your referees. We advise that you also contact your referees before you apply to ensure they are available to supply a reference for you. The deadline for letters of reference is 08 January 2021. Due to the volume of applications we will not be able to confirm individually that references have been received. If you are in any doubt, please check with your referees.
Please do not upload any additional documents outside of those listed above or directly requested by the LSGNT Centre Manager. They will not be considered with your application.
One of the LSGNT's particular aims is to recruit a critical mass of women students and to help counteract the under-representation of women in UK mathematics. We therefore strongly encourage interested undergraduate women mathematicians to apply to the LSGNT and hope to receive a great number of applications from women.
The LSGNT is pleased to announce opportunities provided by collaboration with the MSc in Mathematical Sciences (OMMS) at the University of Oxford, the Masters in Advanced Study Course (Part III) in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Statistics (DPMMS) at the University of Cambridge.
If you are a woman undergraduate considering the one year OMMS and/or Part III master's degree course, and a PhD in Geometry and Number Theory, you are strongly encouraged to apply simultaneously both to Oxford and/or Cambridge and to the LSGNT, and to let Oxford and/or Cambridge (firstname.lastname@example.org) know that you wish to be considered for the LSGNT deferred entry scheme. We hope to offer a deferred LSGNT studentship to one to two women applicants who have accepted a place on either OMMS or Part III.
For more information on this deferred studentship and possible bursary opportunities at Newnham College Cambridge, please take a look at the details outlined on our Women in Geometry and Number Theory page.
Applicants will normally have a very good four-year degree or an undergraduate and a master's degree in mathematics or in a related discipline.
To be admitted to the LSGNT, you must:
have completed at least a 4-year degree in mathematics or a closely related subject by September 2020; in Europe this implies a masters degree for most applicants. We also welcome applications from outstanding US bachelor students, for example. Please note we do not expect you to have completed your four-year degree before you apply for our programme, but you must expect to complete this before your entry to our programme in September.
Tier 4 Visas
Visa Funding: Please note, international applicants will need to fund their own visa applications. Funding for visas is not part of the studentship funding offered by any of the visa sponsoring institutions. Students transferring to King's or Imperial for years 2-4 of their degree will have to fund a second visa application during sumer as outlined above.
Approximately 15 fully funded studentships (UK, EU and Overseas) on offer for September 2021 intake.
This funding includes for the 4 years of the PhD Research Degree: