Centre for Quantum Biology studentships

The University of Surrey’s Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS) and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) are delighted to announce new cross-disciplinary PhD studentships within the Centre for Quantum Biology for 2023.

Start date

1 October 2023


3.5 years

Application deadline

Funding source

UKRI and/or University of Surrey

Funding information

UKRI-aligned stipend (£17,668 pa for 2022-23), approved University of Surrey fees and a research budget.


We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates to undertake fully funded (for 3.5 years) studentships. The University of Surrey provides a vibrant, interdisciplinary research environment, with access to state-of-the-art facilities. We see our postgraduate researchers as an integral part of our research community, collaborating and innovating together with academics at all levels.

We want the most talented researchers from diverse backgrounds to join us, bringing new ideas and perspectives. We will help you make the most of your potential, removing barriers where we can and supporting you with dedicated career guidance. We offer generous funding packages, sector-leading researcher development training and mentoring, and dedicated employability support. Whatever your aspirations, Surrey is where research careers are launched and nurtured.

We are offering four innovative faculty-funded research projects that build on the expertise already established via our Quantum Biology Centre for Doctoral Training. Candidates can apply for up to two of the projects.


Eligibility criteria

Open to any UK or international candidates. Up to 30% of the University of Surrey funded studentships may be awarded to international students. Find out more about eligibility.

How to apply

You can apply for one or two of these faculty funded studentships. A single online application should be submitted via the application portal for the Quantum Biology PhD programme

N.B. Please select the October 2023 start date when applying.

When completing your application, in place of a research proposal, please provide:

  • A 1-page document containing:
    • Reference numbers(s)
    • Project title(s)
    • Supervisor name(s) of the project or two projects you have selected
  • An explanation of your motivations for wanting to study for a PhD
  • Your reasons for selecting the project(s) you have chosen.

To complete a full application, you MUST also email a copy of your CV and 1-page motivational statement directly to the relevant project principal supervisor of each project you apply for.

Studentship FAQs

Read our studentship FAQs to find out more about applying and funding.

Application deadline

Contact details

For informal enquiries, please click on the link next to the project that interests you. You will then be able to contact the relevant project supervisor.


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