EPSRC Oxford Centre for Doctoral Training in Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing (OxICFM)
- Visit the Admissions Website for more information, including the course’s Entry Requirements.
- If unsure e-mail your CV to the OxICFM CDT Programme Administrator to assess your suitability for the course before submitting a full application.
- Prepare all required supporting documents:
• a CV/résumé
• 1000-word personal statement, focusing on your interest and experience in your proposed field of research
• Clearly state your 1-2-3 choice of substantive research projects chosen from our list at the end of your personal statement
• Transcripts detailing your university-level qualifications and marks to date
• Three Academic/Professional References: you will be required to submit contact details for 3 referees
- Log onto the University’s on-line system, note:
• Under course enter Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing (EPSRC CDT) and course code enter R17_1
• Leave college choice open on the application
- Read the University’s Application Guide
- You’re ready to submit your application!
For information regarding the programme that cannot be found on the website, please contact the OxICFM CDT team.
If you have any general questions regarding the University’s application procedure, please contact Graduate Admissions.
Interviews are normally held as part of the OxICFM CDT admissions process.
Shortlisting will be carried out based on past track-record of academic achievement and commitment to the OxICFM CDT training programme. A 3:1 ratio of shortlisted candidates to places is targeted.
Shortlisted candidates will be given the opportunity to attend an interview in Oxford. If shortlisted, you will be given one 45-minute technical panel interview with at least two academics based on your research interests, together with 25-minute interviews with potential supervisors from your selected projects. In the panel interview you will be asked to give a brief presentation and asked questions about a research project that you have carried out, followed by technical questions on concepts and applications in inorganic synthesis. The project interviews will involve questions from prospective project supervisors. Candidates will be expected to select (in advance) a 1-2-3 choice of potential projects/supervisors from the list provided for that year by OxICFM.
You are strongly encouraged to attend in person, but those unable to travel to Oxford for interview may be assessed by video link/Skype.
All fully-funded offers that we make to EU students for 2020 entry will be honoured for the duration of the course, even after the UK leaves the EU. More information on the implications of Brexit for the University as a whole can be found here.
UK and EU students will be eligible for fully-funded studentships, subject to normal EPSRC rules, including a stipend (currently £15,285 p.a.) throughout their 4-year course.
We welcome applications from overseas (non-EU) students but unfortunately we cannot offer funded places; however, there are a number of funding opportunities that you can apply for separately. It is highly recommended that you apply for these as early as possible or even before submitting your application to the programme. In addition, there are a number of highly competitive University scholarships available. click the link above for more