Apply to join the graphene NOWNANO CDT



The information on this page will be updated when the applications are open for 2019 entry.

We welcome applications from graduates with an excellent degree (first or upper second) or an equivalent international qualification in science, engineering or biomedical disciplines. Two-dimensional materials, including graphene, have great potential for biomedical research, so we welcome physicians just as much as physicists! Applicants should be looking for a challenging, interdisciplinary research training environment.

Who can apply?

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a UK undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent, or a first degree with an additional Masters degree or international equivalent. Your online application must include a CV, academic transcripts, and details of two academic references. It should also include a document of 500 words maximum describing why you wish to be admitted to Graphene NOWNANO programme and including any other information you consider relevant to your application.

In general, we do not specify a formal deadline for submitting an application to the CDT, however we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. Typically all available places are filled by the end of March.

If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview where you will have the opportunity to meet the team, learn more about the training programme and undergo a formal interview with academic supervisors. If you have any questions about applying for the programme at this stage, please contact the CDT Administrative Manager.

Funding and eligibility

Fully funded places are available to UK and EU nationals resident in the UK for >3 years. A small number of funded places are also available to EU nationals not currently resident in the UK. Full student eligibility information can be found on the EPSRC website.

International students are welcome to apply on a self-funded basis (if recipient of external scholarships covering the full costs). The CDT cannot provide or arrange funding for international students. Regretfully, we cannot give provisional offers to be used for scholarship applications.

 There may be alternative funding opportunities available for international students and for more information on this, please visit the University's International student funding advice page. 

Apply Now

Please apply online here making sure you read and follow the instructions on the next page carefully. As part of your application you will need to provide the following documents:

  • CV
  • Degree Certificates and Transcripts (if you have not completed your degree please include an interim transcript)
  • Details of two academic referees 
  • A statement of purpose describing why you wish to be admitted to the Graphene NOWNANO CDT programme (500 words max)
  • English Language certificate i.e. IELTS (only required if English is not your first language).

In addition; if you are an international student we will also require:

  • Proof of funding if you are self-funded or government sponsored. 

Note: We cannot accept applications in any other form.

Other enquiries

For all other enquiries, please contact the CDT Administrative Manager via email:

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