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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

Recruitment is now finalised for September 2018 entry.  There are no places available.

As this is the final intake for the MIGSAA programme, no further recruitment will take place.

Candidates interested in the MIGSAA Industry Stream 

Students on this stream of MIGSAA are admitted to work on a pre-arranged project in collaboration with industry or a non-university body. The studentship is fully-funded for 4 years, usually by the external partner. Students follow the same programme of mathematical and generic skills training as the other MIGSAA students during their first and later years, and are based together with the rest of the MIGSAA cohort. Work on the project itself usually starts in the Spring of the first year at the same time as the projects for the other students. The main differences are that the main project topic and supervisory team are fixed form the start, and the project includes work with the external partners. This provides a very valuable experience for future careers.  Click here for further information.

Applications should be made by the standard MIGSAA mechanism, as instructed below, but note on your application that you are interested in the Industry Stream and give the name of the project.

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 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.

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 £14,777
Research Councils UK Indicative Fee Level for 2018/19 is £4,260

For more information go to RCUK:

Overseas applicant fee rates are expected to be around £21,000 for 2018 - 2019.  The Stipend rate is £14,777

All MIGSAA students accepted onto the programme are fully funded.