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Fully Funded PhD Studentships Available in Mathematics at King’s College London


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About the Programme

The Department of Mathematics at King's College London invites applications for PhD students to start in October 2022. There are a number of fully funded studentships available for excellent candidates. These studentships are funded for either 3.5 or 4 years.

The department has a distinguished scientific tradition in pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. Since its foundation in 1830, it has established a reputation as a world-leading centre for the research and study of mathematics.

We offer PhDs in three programmes across eight research groups: Applied Mathematics Research (Disordered Systems, Financial Mathematics, Probability, and Theoretical Physics); Pure Mathematics Research (Analysis, Geometry, and Number Theory); and Statistics Research.

Located in the heart of London, the Mathematics Department at King's is home to over 70 internationally renowned academic staff, 25 researchers, and 70 PhD students. It is ranked fourth among mathematical sciences units in the UK for the quality of its research outputs, with 31% of its work judged to be world-leading (4*) and 56% to be internationally excellent (3*) in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Who Should Apply

You should have a 2:1 or first-class undergraduate degree, or an MMath, MSci or Master’s degree with Merit and high grades in modules relating to the research area. In exceptional cases other qualifications and experience may be considered and all applications will be assessed on their merit as appropriate to the individual case.

A limited number of UKRI fully funded studentships are available for students who are classified as international students. Please apply through our normal application route (see below for details).

Note: Applicants should be aware there may be other costs which will not be covered by the studentship, for example, visa fees, healthcare surcharge, relocation costs and COVID-19 related quarantine costs.

At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.


Strong candidates will be considered for PhD funding by the department. This funding includes tuition fees, tax free stipend set at UKRI rate plus London weighting, as well as an allowance for research-related travel. The eligibility criteria of most of the available studentships include the requirement that an applicant must be classed as a home student. Up to 10% of studentships are available to outstanding international candidates.

How to apply

You should first view our list of PhD projects to identify whether there is already a project proposed by a prospective supervisor in the area of research you are interested in. This can be done by visiting the department’s PhD webpages or contacting the course administrator (). These projects indicate broad areas of potential research.

If there are not any relevant projects, please contact the relevant admissions tutors for each admissions group, who will be able to advise whether a suitable supervisor is available for the proposed area of research. Applicants for the Pure Mathematics Research programme are encouraged to contact potential supervisors directly first.

Information about potential supervisors and their contact details can be found in the departmental web site.

You must apply using the King’s College myApplication system ( The selection process will involve a pre-selection on documents. If selected, this will be followed by an invitation to an interview. Should you be successful at the interview, an offer will be provided in due time.

Further guidelines for the application process are available here.

Queries related to these studentships should be sent to . Please also contact this address for advice on funding deadlines.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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