St Leonard’s College World-Leading Doctoral Scholarship
PhD position “Turning Science Fiction into Data Science”
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position at the University of St Andrews’ Centre for Exoplanet Science. The project will be jointly conducted and supervised at the School of Modern Languages, the School of ¬†Physics & Astronomy and the School of Biology.
Deadline: 16 January 2020


15 PhD places in the Marie-Curie Training Network CHAMELEON
to work on ‘Virtual Laboratories for Exoplanets and Planet-Forming Disk’ as an integral part of the St Andrews’ Centre for Exoplanet Science.

You can apply for up to three out of the 15 positions available here. A common set of application materials must be submitted to the host institutes, following instructions that are described in individual adverts. The network involves the Universities of St Andrews, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Groningen, Leuven, and SRON/Utrecht and the MPIA/Heidelberg. Deadlines vary from December 2019 to February 2020.

Summer or Research Projects

Summer placement funding possibilities
Previous summer students

… you wish to work in LEAP for finding out what research is like ? Then come and talk to us! Come and see us to discuss possible projects associated with our research.

The DIANA project offers summer projects, too,  on planet formation and protoplanetary disk physics.


Study abroad
St Andrews has an ERASMUS partnership agreement with the University of Jena for student exchange in Physics & Astronomy:
St Andrews students see here
Jena students look here
Come and talk to us!

Opportunities to work with us as PhD student through independent funding schemes:
Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarships (student needs to be from a Scottish university)
School of Physics & Astronomy

Opportunities to work with us as PostDoc through independent funding schemes:
Royal Astronomical Society
The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Newton International Fellowship
Royal Society Fellowship
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowships