Announcements about PhD positions can be provided by e-mail:

PhD programme in Astrophysics at the Bologna University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA) of the University of Bologna and the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) invite applications for their joint PhD Course in Astrophysics: 10 positions (all with scholarships) are available this year.  

All the necessary information can be found here.

The list of the available PhD projects can  be found and downloaded at the page

The candidates admitted to the oral interview will be requested to express their preferences among these projects.

PLEASE NOTE that complete applications must be received by May 21, 2021 (12:00am, noon, Italian time). The student selection will be performed in June 2021. The successful students will start their activity on November 1st, 2021.

Contact information:
Francesco R. Ferraro
Coordinator of the PhD Course in astrophysics
University of  Bologna, email:

4 Fully-funded PhD positions, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow

  • Funding: EPSRC.
  • Start: October 2021 or October 2022
  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Deadline: 31 May 2021.

Apply: select “Mathematics” and choose one of the following projects

Project 1. Observationally-constrained 3D convective spherical models of thesolar dynamo (Solar MHD)

Project 2. Magnetic helicity as the key to dynamo bistability (Geo/General MHD)

Project 3. Force balances in planetary cores and atmospheres (Planetary MHD)

Project 4. Stellar atmospheres and their magnetic helicity fluxes. (Stellar MHD)

The Magnetohydrodynamics and Dynamo Theory group of the School invites strong applications .

  • Dr Radostin Simitev,
  • Dr David MacTaggart,
  • Dr Robert Teed,
  • Dr Simon Candelaresi,

Previous announcements on PhD positions go here.


* indicates required