The Application Portal at both Oxford and Imperial is now open  

Applications for the next round of studentships commencing in October 2020 are now open.  Application is via the application portals on each university’s main website. 

Students must meet the academic entry requirements for admission at Imperial College London or the University of Oxford . Eligibility criteria will apply; normally EU and UK nationals who satisfy residency requirements are eligible for all funding sources, there will be limited funding opportunities for overseas students. However, we do encourage applications from everyone with a suitable academic background. We encourage early applications, to ensure consideration for the first round please apply by 15 November 2019.  

Applicants are also asked to complete the following formal application declaration irrespective of whether application is made to Oxford or Imperial. 

form here

Applicants meeting the selection criteria will be invited for an interview, either in person or via Skype. Successful applicants will receive funding for the duration of their 4-year studentship. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to look at our proposed research projects with industry and discuss their preferences with the interview panel.

Please note that interviews are very likely to take place week commencing Monday 9 December 2019.  

We would like to receive applications from individuals who hold (or expect to receive) a masters level degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, engineering, or in a closely related subject. 

Whilst the programme is normally intended for full-time study, we welcome applications for part-time study, including from those with established careers or caring responsibilities.

Students are expected to finish the programme within four years and funding is available for this period. It covers fees, and a living stipend that we expect to be about £17,009 per year.

The CDT has several funding sources. Eligibility criteria will apply – and will be different depending on the funding source. Most funding is for UK and EU nationals (see for further details on research council funding).  We also anticipate being able to fund a small number of students of any nationality.7

For an informal discussion about the programme, you can contact  Professor Judith Rousseau at, or the CDT director, Professor Axel Gandy at It is usually best to start these discussions with one of these contacts via e-mail.

For administrative question, please write to

We encourage early applications. To ensure consideration in the next admissions round, please apply by 15 November 2019.

Every student will have a home institution (either Imperial or Oxford) and will receive their degree from this institution. Training will take place at both institutions.    

During the admissions process, it will be determined which university (Imperial or Oxford) would be your home institution. You would have to fulfil the language requirements of your home institution. Links to the requirements: ImperialOxford.

  • Send an application to the Admissions Portal for Oxford or Imperial 
  • Assessment and interviews will take place once applications have been received through the suggested university.
  • Offers will be made by Imperial or by Oxford (depending on where you have applied to).
Should you have any further queries regarding the application process please do not hesitate to contact us.
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