Two 3.5-Year D.Phil. Studentships for UK/EU Students in UK, 2019

Scholarship Description:

The Department of Engineering Science at Oxford is offering Two 3.5-year D.Phil. studentships, available from January 2019. The studentship is available to UK or EU nationals only.

This ambitious programme will develop and apply cutting-edge experimental and theoretical techniques to make new breakthroughs in the emerging field of [email protected] sensing technology. The vision is to harness the structural, physical and chemical diversity of MOFs to afford nanoengineering of revolutionary functional devices for detection of mechanical, chemical, thermal, electrical and optical stimuli.

The Department of Engineering Science at Oxford is the only unified department in the UK which offers accredited courses in all the major branches of engineering – our students develop a broad view of the subject much appreciated by employers, but can also choose from a very wide range of specialist options.

Degree level:

Studentships are available to pursue MPhil programme.

Field of Study:

Studentships are awarded in Nanoengineering of Smart Materials.

Scholarship Award: 

Each studentship covers a stipend (tax-free maintenance grant) of £22,000 p.a. for the first year, and at least this amount for a further 2.5 years. The studentship does not cover the payment of University fees (c £4463 p.a. UK/EU students) or college fees (c £3215 p.a.).


  • The studentship is available to UK or EU nationals only.
  • Two studentships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

The studentship is available to UK or EU nationals only.

Candidate Requirement 

Prospective candidates will be judged according to how well they meet the following criteria:

  • A first class or high upper second class honours degree in Engineering Science, Physics, Nanoscience, Materials or Chemistry;
  • Experience of materials-oriented research demonstrated by a publication in an international conference, journal, or a first-class final year project report;
  • Excellent English written and spoken communication skills;

The following skills are desirable but not essential:

  • Experience of nanomaterials characterisation techniques (for studentship 1);
  • Experience of ab initioquantum mechanical computational techniques (for studentship 2);

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants must have excellent English written and spoken communication skills.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: Interested candidates are strongly advised to contact Professor Tan ( with a copy of their CV before making a formal application. However, please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Candidates must submit a graduate application form and are expected to meet the graduate admissions criteria. Details are available on the Engineering course page of the University website.  Further details about making a graduate application are available at You are strongly advised to look at the application requirements early on and not wait until the deadline. The application should be filled in with a start date of January 2019.

Please quote 19ENGMM_JCT in all correspondence and in your graduate application.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

November 16, 2018.

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