Scholarships & funding opportunities

PhD Studentships in Photonic Devices and Advanced Lasers

This scholarship is to fund a PhD project in the Institute of Photonics. Further details can be found in the project section.


Institute of Photonics

The Institute of Photonics (IoP), established in 1996, is a commercially-oriented research unit at the University of Strathclyde, the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year 2012/13 and UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2013/14. The Institute’s key objective is to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial applications and development in the area of photonics. The offices and laboratories of the IoP are based in Strathclyde’s Glasgow city centre campus. We are part of the Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) initiative and co-located with the new Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics. Researchers at the IoP are active in a broad range of photonics fields under the areas of Photonic Devices, Advanced Lasers and Neurophotonics.



  • Value Full funding
  • Opens 2 February 2016
  • Deadline 1 October 2016
  • Help with Tuition fees


To enter our PhD programme applicants require an upper-second or first class BSc Honours degree, or a Masters qualification of equal or higher standard, in Physics, Engineering or a related discipline.  Full funding, covering fees and stipend, is available for UK and EU nationals only.

Project Details

 The Institute of Photonics has up to 5 fully-funded PhD studentships available for October 2016 (start date flexible) in the research areas of Photonic Devices and Advanced Lasers. Funding mechanisms are in place, supported by Fraunhofer UK Ltd, for collaborative, industry-linked PhD research at the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics in Glasgow, and partner institute Fraunhofer IAF in Freiburg, Germany.