Applications are now open: An additional Home/EU fully funded 4 year PhD studentship has now become available to start in September 2018, so we are opening our Admissions portal for the submission of applications for this studentship. Please note this is for UK and EU candidates only, there are no further Overseas studentships available. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018. If you wish to apply please follow the guidelines set out below.
Please note that all referees will be sent an automated email request for references to be sent to us by Friday 10 August 2018, as soon as you submit your application. 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.
Outcome of your application
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of the admissions process.
Please note this timeline may be extended dependant on the number of candidates.
If you have any queries about the application process or would like to discuss applying for future places at the LSGNT, please get in touch with us via the contact page.
Please note the following before you start your application:
To apply you must do the following:
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. 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 note opportunities provided by the collaboration of Newnham College Cambridge and the Masters in Advanced Study Course (Part III) in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Statistics (DPMMS) at the University of Cambridge. This has, in the past, included the possibility of a deferred LSGNT studentship for one or two women undergraduates considering applying to Newnham College and Cambridge University for the one year Masters in Mathematics (Part III) course, and a PhD in Geometry and Number Theory. We plan to continue this scheme; however, this year we will only be able to give offers of deferred places at the LSGNT (starting 2019), conditional on a renewal of funding in 2018/19. Students interested in this scheme are nevertheless advised to apply to the LSGNT and to Newnham College simultaneously, and to let us know that they are interested in the deferred scheme.
For more information on this deferred studentship, 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.
Applications from individuals with non-standard backgrounds (e.g. a period away from academia) are welcomed, but you will have to demonstrate your enthusiasm and potential aptitude for the training we offer.
To be admitted to the LSGNT in September 2018, you must:
We will be offering 14 -15 fully funded 4-year studentships for September 2018.
This funding includes for the 4 years of the PhD Research Degree:
Applications are now open
You have until Tuesday 31st July 2018 to complete your application to the LSGNT.