Mathematics: Fully Funded Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership PhD Scholarship (RS561)

  • DeadlineDeadline: 22 March 2024
  • WalesWales


Closing date: 22 March 2024

Funding providers: Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research

Subject areas: Mathematics

Project start date:

  • 1 October 2024 (Enrolment open from mid-September)

Project supervisors: Any available supervisor in the Department of Mathematics, whose research includes Pure Mathematics, Probability or Data Science

Aligned programme of study: PhD in Mathematics

Mode of study: Full-time

Project description:

We invite applications for PhD study in Mathematics at Swansea University. This will be funded by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research from their UKRI/EPSRC award “Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership (HDP)”.

In addition to undertaking cutting-edge research, student on this programme may expect to participate in summer workshops in years 1-3. It is anticipated these will be about 4 weeks in length and residential in nature (with extra costs covered as appropriate).

The research project can be in one of the fields below:

  • Algebra, Geometry and Topology
  • Mathematical and computational methods in machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Stochastic Analysis and (Noncommutative) Probability

Detailed information about research directions in the Department of Mathematics can be found at the Research and Impact webpage of the Department. Applicants should demonstrate interest in one or more of the above research fields.

Candidates from traditionally under-represented groups in mathematics are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For more details please see here:

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a first or upper second class honours degree, or a master’s degree with merit, in a relevant discipline (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) (see country specific qualifications). Please note that you may need to provide evidence of your English Language proficiency. 

English Language: IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.0) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. Full details of our English Language policy, including certificate time validity, can be found here. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement. 

This scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality.


Please note that the programme requires some applicants to hold ATAS clearance, further details on ATAS scheme eligibility are available on the UK Government website.

ATAS clearance IS NOT required to be held as part of the scholarship application process, successful award winners (as appropriate) are provided with details as to how to apply for ATAS clearance in tandem with scholarship course offer.

If you have any questions regarding your academic or fee eligibility based on the above, please email with the web-link to the scholarship(s) you are interested in.


This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend at UKRI rate (currently £18,622 for 2023/24) for four years.

Additional research expenses will also be available.

How To Apply

To apply, please complete your application online with the following information:

1. Course choice – please select Mathematics / PhD / Full-time / 3 Year / October

In the event you have already applied for the above programme previously, the application system may issue a warning notice and prevent application, in this event, please email where staff will be happy to assist you in submitting your application.

2. Start year – please select 2024
3. Funding (page 8) –

  • ‘Are you funding your studies yourself?’ – please select No
  • ‘Name of Individual or organisation providing funds for study’ – please enter ‘RS561 – Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership

*It is the responsibility of the applicant to list the above information accurately when applying, please note that applications received without the above information listed will not be considered for the scholarship award.

One application is required per individual Swansea University led research scholarship award; applications cannot be considered listing multiple Swansea University led research scholarship awards.

We encourage you to complete the following to support our commitment to providing an environment free of discrimination and celebrating diversity at Swansea University:

As part of your online application, you MUST upload the following documents (please do not send these via email):

  • CV
  • Degree certificates and transcripts (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
  • A cover letter including a ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ to explain why the position particularly matches your skills and experience and how you choose to develop the project.
  • Two references (academic or previous employer) on headed paper or using the Swansea University reference form. Please note that we are not able to accept references received citing private email accounts, e.g. Hotmail. Referees should cite their employment email address for verification of reference.
  • Evidence of meeting English Language requirement (if applicable).
  • Copy of UK resident visa (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of EDI form submission (optional) 

Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Professor Eugene Lytvynov (

*External Partner Application Data Sharing – Please note that as part of the scholarship application selection process, application data sharing may occur with external partners outside of the University, when joint/co- funding of a scholarship project is applicable.

Who is eligible to apply?

This scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality.

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