The deadline for applications is 7 January 2022, by which time we ask that you have uploaded all references.  We encourage early applications. 

Oxford link:    click here

Imperial link:  click here

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.

Most of our studentships are restricted to Home / Republic of Ireland nationals.

Please refer to the following link for the latest information on funding from the UK government  click here

However, in recognition of the outstanding talent of many overseas students, both Oxford and Imperial offer several highly prestigious international scholarships designed to attract and reward the best students.

The main source of funding open to all overseas applicants through Imperial College is via the “President’s scholarship”

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To be considered for this scholarship, you need to follow the procedures on the Imperial website (please note this differs to the standard CDT application procedure and there are specific deadlines unrelated to the CDT you need to adhere to).  Furthermore, prior to applying, candidates must have contacted a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise their research project and their name needs to be put on the application form.

Please note that for the first round of the President’s scholarship you must apply by 5 November 2021 and for the second round by 7 January 2022

In order to be considered for most Oxford University scholarships, students must have applied by January 2022.  

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 questions, please write to

We encourage early applications.  The deadline for all  applications is 7 January 2022.  

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.    

It is expected that Oxford-based CDT students will be affiliated to St Peter’s College.

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 and/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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