Apply for PhD

Please find details of open positions on theĀ vacancies page.

This is the first stage of the application process which allows the CEN team to undertake an initial review of applications. You may later be asked to apply directly to an institution and to fulfil additional entry requirements according to their standard admissions process.

Please ensure you have read and understood the eligibility requirements before applying. If you have any questions please contact us.

How to apply

Please send an email to with the following information:


First name:

Last name:



Current country of residence:

Please confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements:

Tell us why you are interested in this Innovative Training Network PhD programme (no more than 250 words):

Attach a 2 page CV. Your CV should include details of academic qualifications and contact details of two referees.