The Application Process

SFI Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science

Application portal closes 9am (IST) 15th February 2023

Eligibility criteria

We invite applications from individuals who hold (or expect to receive) a master’s level degree, or a first-class undergraduate degree, in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science or engineering, or in a closely related degree.Applications from international students and from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged

Please note each of our studentships are fully funded for four years with an annual stipend of €18,500

In order for your application to be assessed for entry, please upload the following documentation to our application portal

  1. Resumé (include your name, education institution, qualification stating overall grade/percentage, predicted grades are acceptable for those still studying). Please ensure provide context for your home institutions marking scheme e.g. 3.8/4.0 or 8.5/10.00
  2. Statement of purpose: Describe your research, scientific interests and technical achievements, your goals for the future and give as much context and information as possible in under 2 pages
  3. Copy of transcripts and masters and/or degree award (first-class honours)
  4. For international applicants, please attach your English language proficiency certificate (please read the FAQ’s for details on accepted language tests and scores)
  5. Rank your preferred location(s) of study (University of Limerick, Maynooth University or University College Dublin)
  6. Rank the horizontal themes of Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Machine Learning in order of preferred initial focus
  7. Rank the vertical themes of Data Analytics, Privacy & Security, Smart Manufacturing, Networks, and Health & Wellbeing, in order of preferred initial focus

Application timeline

2nd December 2022

Prepare your application - think about what achievements make you stand out as a top class CRT applicant?

15th February 2023 (9am IST)

Application deadline - last chance to apply to a world-class unique PhD programme

February - March 2023

Applications are carefully screened & shortlisted by CRT management. Interviews are held virtually

April - May 2023

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September 2023

The start of your 4 year PhD journey with our Centre