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PhD recruitment cycle for 2016/17 has closed

Intake for 2016/17 includes 9 Ph.D. students and 3 joint Ph.D. students beginning September 2016


PhD recruitment cycle for 2017/18 will be available from the 1st October 2016 and will close by the 30th December 2016

The recruitment cycle has a narrow window of only 2 months so please do not hesitate to get in touch and to apply as quickly as possible. Until applications formally open, informal enquiries to potential supervisors are always invited and should be sent to: chem-pg@st-andrews.ac.uk

For all Postgraduate applications, please visit our Applications Portal and Apply Now


If you are interested in applying for a St Andrews Ph.D. Scholarship in Chemistry through the CSC scheme, then for the first part of the process you will need to prepare:

* A full CV and contact details and send to the School of Chemistry

*A list of the names of five (5) St Andrews Chemistry staff members you would consider as your Ph.D. supervisor, see here for a full list of available supervisors.

To : Postgraduate Admissions Secretary, chem-pg@st-andrews.ac.uk 


You will need to pass your IELTS examination at the level of 6.5 or above. Please note that St Andrews provides excellent on-going support for developing English language skills throughout your studies here (see https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/iels/one-to-onetutorialsfaq/ and linked pages).
For further information regarding IELTS, please see https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/postgraduate/ and write to chem-pg@st-andrews.ac.uk