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MIGSAA is pleased to be able to offer a fully-funded 4-year PhD with Integrated Study to students interested in this broad area of mathematics. We are happy to consider applicants in the final year of their undergraduate degree, or students working to complete an appropriate MSc programme.

MIGSAA is a Centre for Doctoral Training that provides high quality instruction in analysis and the applications of analysis to a wide range of areas. It is a joint venture between the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University under the aegis of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences. The degree programme is jointly administered between the two universities, students will be registered at both, will receive a PhD jointly awarded by the two institutions. Students will be trained across the broad spectrum of Analysis and its Applications, including theoretical analysis, PDE, stochastic analysis, numerics and appropriate areas of applied mathematics. Details of the programme structure are available on our website at

Please apply now to be considered for a place on the programme for September 2018 entry. Applicants successful in the initial screening will be called to interview.

Prospective applicants must submit their application through the University of Edinburgh's EUCLID portal. Use this link (, or go to the "University of Edinburgh Degree Finder / Mathematical Analysis and its Applications".  Read the guidelines carefully and use the 'Apply' button.

Required Documents:

All degree certificates and transcripts (interim if relevant).

An IELTS certificate not more than 2 years old (if relevant).

An up to date curriculum vitae.  Please upload this to the Research Proposal section.  Note, we do not require a Research Proposal and you do not specify a preferred supervisor in your application.

A clear statment of why you think MIGSAA is the programme for you.

Enter the contact details of two up to date referees.  References must be submitted by the referee directly and will not be accepted if uploaded by an applicant.  Referees will be contacted directly.    

Note that in the funding section you may state that you are "applying for MIGSAA funding", but please leave the remainder of this section blank on the application. 

Offers made are considered binding irrespective of the generic statements made by EUCLID.

The next MIGSAA Recruitment Event will be Monday 19th February 2018.  The deadline for applications for the 19th February Recruitment Day is 31st January 2018.  This event is by invitation.  Most candidates invited to the Recruitment Day are interviewed on that day but interviews can take place at any time, or through Skype where distance is an issue. 

Any Academic queries should be directed to Adri Olde Daalhuis or Michela Ottobre.  General administrative queries should be directed to Isabelle Hanlon.

 Fee and Stipend levels are determined and regulated by RCUK.

National Minimum Doctoral Stipend for 2018/19 is expected to be £14,764 (to be confirmed)
Research Councils UK Indicative Fee Level for 2018/19 is expected to be £4,256 (to be confirmed)

For more information go to RCUK:

Overseas applicant fee rates are expected to be around £20,100 for 2018 - 2019.  The Stipend rate is expected to be around £14,764.

All MIGSAA students accepted onto the programme are fully funded.