The Application Portal at both Oxford and Imperial is open
Applications for the second round of studentships commencing in October 2020 have now closed. There will be a third round if all places are not filled, details will follow shortly. Application is via the application portals on each university’s main website.
- Link to Oxford Application Portal
- Link to Imperial Application Portal: Choose the Academic Programme “Modern Statistics and Statistical Machine Learning (PhD)”
Applicants are also asked to complete the following formal application declaration irrespective of whether application is made to Oxford or Imperial. This will help us in locating your applications.
Successful applicants will receive funding for the duration of their 4-year studentship.
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 / EU students. However, in recognition of the outstanding talent of many international 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”
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.
In order to be considered for most Oxford University scholarships, students must have applied by 24th January 2020.
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 https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/help/eligibility/ for further details on research council funding). We also anticipate being able to fund a small number of students of any nationality.
The main source of funding open to all overseas applicants through Imperial is via the “President’s scholarship”,
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.
For an informal discussion about the programme, you can contact Professor Judith Rousseau at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the CDT director, Professor Axel Gandy at email@example.com. It is usually best to start these discussions with one of these contacts via e-mail.
For administrative question, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage early applications. Information about the third round will follow in due course.
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.
- Send an application to the Admissions Portal for Oxford and/or Imperial and fill in the application declaration form (see above)
- 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).