How to apply

We are always interested to hear from keen students at any time of the year. However, applying by the February deadline will ensure that you have the best chance of being considered for the main March interviewing process.  Apply now.

Applications are now closed for our 2018 programme.


Further guidance on the application process is available.

Whether you're an engineer with an interest in quantum computing, a physicist with a passion for practical technologies or a mathematician with an aptitude for experimental work, this programme is the next step to a successful career in quantum technologies.

We are seeking candidates with backgrounds in mathematics, engineering, computer science and the physical sciences.

Applicants should have an upper-second class degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent qualification).

  • Awards available: PhD
  • Duration of programme: Four years full time
  • Number of places: 10 per year

International students

We have limited funding available for international students. To be considered for a fully funded international studentship, please apply as early as possible. We are happy to accept applications from overseas students who are also applying for funding from other sources, for example from their home country. Please specify which scholarship you are applying for in the online application form.

English-language requirements: Profile E

For details of this Profile please see the University's English Language Requirements Policy, in addition to the standard entry requirements.

Find information for international students on eligibility, funding options and studying at Bristol.

For more on international equivalent qualifications, please see our country specific information.

Fees and funding

Please see our fees for 2018/19.

EPSRC studentships covering fees and living costs are available to UK/EU students. Funding is also available to exceptional international students. We encourage and support international applicants applying to funding schemes from their home country, such as CONACYT (Mexico) and CONICYT (Chile). Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students is available from the Student Funding Office website.


If you have any further enquiries about your application, please contact us.

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