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Information for prospective and current PhD students


We currently have 14 PhD students affiliated to the Hodge Institute, from 10 different countries and 4 continents. Select the People tab above to see them. You'll find quite a lot of general information, specific to the School of Mathematics or Edinburgh from the Graduate School webpage.

Applying to Study with us.


Every year we take on new graduate students. Although limited, we do have funding available from the University, from the School, and from EPSRC, so we are able to support strong candidates from any part of world. If you are interested to apply to study with us, in addition to the Graduate School webpage, here is a little advice.

  • Application. You should Apply Online. Some good advice can be found here. You should apply either in the research areas "Algebra and Number Theory" or "Geometry and Topology" or both. We recognize no clear line between these topics, so if you are interested in both, just say so in your personal statement.
  • Application deadline. Most students start in September every year. For the upcoming round of admissions, the deadline for completed applications is December 31, 2016. To ensure that we receive your completed application, we recommend that you submit your online application by December 15, to allow time for your referees to upload their references.
  • Research Proposal. The online application form is standard across the whole university, and we are required to use it. However, we do not require a research proposal, so you can leave blank the research proposal box in the online application form. Please write about your research interests in a personal statement. Normally, a research topic is only assigned in the course of the first year.
  • Supervisor. You can name an academic staff member you would like to work with in your application form, or leave it blank. You can find out more about us here, and a list of available supervisors is here. When a potential supervisor is not named in an application form, it is passed to the academic staff members according to a student's research interests in a personal statement.
  • Additional Funding. You should also consider applying for additional funding sources, see the section "Funding" on the maths graduate school application webpage, in particular the entries about Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships (if you are not from the EU) and Principal's Career Development Scholarships.


Mathematics Resources on the Web


From the tabs above you can find details of the seminars we run, with videos of many of them, and other activities with which we are involved, including working seminars and nationwide research groups. You'll also find plenty of information on our individual hompages. Links that we use a lot are to the right, including the three centres for mathematics in the city and the principal maths repositories. In addition to these, you may find the following useful.




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