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The University of Adelaide
School of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Adelaide
5005 Adelaide

Applications are invited to the University of Adelaide - University of Nottingham Joint PhD programme in Mathematics. The programme provides fully funded 3-year PhD studentships. Students will be co-supervised by staff at both universities and will undertake a minimum period of research of 18 months at each institution. The Adelaide-Nottingham Doctoral Scholars will be primarily based on the North Terrace Campus in Adelaide and on the University Park campus in Nottingham. Both campuses are renowned for their world-leading research and their outstanding facilities for research and teaching.

PhD graduates will obtain a jointly awarded degree from the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham. The studentships will cover PhD tuition fees, plus a stipend corresponding to the standard research council rate in the UK or the APA rate in Australia. Subject to satisfactory progress, the duration of the stipend will be 3 years including time spent at the partner overseas campus.

Three projects are currently available:

  • Calcium signalling and travelling wave response to oocyte fertilisation
  • Designing rubber-like metamaterials
  • Modelling growth and morphogenesis of colonic organoids

Full project descriptions, and details of eligibility requirements, application procedure, etc. can be found at: and in the attached documents.

Application Instructions


Applicants should hold or be about to complete a degree in Mathematics or a closely related subject area. Those with UK qualifications should have, or expect to obtain, a first-class Honours degree and/or a distinction or high merit at MSc level. Under exceptional circumstances a good 2:1 or and MSc merit can be considered. Applicants with Australian qualifications should have an Honours degree (Class 1 or 2A) or a Masters degree with a significant research component. Equivalent international qualifications can be considered.

Applicants should have UK or EU status for PhD fees or, alternatively, should be Australian Permanent Residents/ Citizens. Full international applicants can be considered provided they have an alternative means to cover the difference in tuition fees.

The projects are available to begin either immediately or in the 2017/2018 academic year.


UK or EU applicants should apply online at:

Please include in your application, a covering letter to indicate your interests and why you are applying to the "Joint Nottingham-Adelaide PhD", and indicate the specific project(s) that you wish to apply for.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the individual project supervisors (see or

Australian Permanent Residents/ Citizens should apply online at: using the domestic or international application as appropriate; please upload a covering letter indicating the specific project that you wish to apply for, your interests and why you are applying together with your CV. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the individual project supervisors (see or the Postgraduate Coordinator, School of Mathematical Sciences:

These studentships are open until filled. Early application is strongly encouraged. 

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