Key Information

Start date: 1 October 2019 

Swansea University’s Department of Physics has a call for an EPSRC funded scholarship in antimatter research. The successful candidate will be stationed at CERN and will be working with the ALPHA collaboration on precision studies of matter-antimatter symmetry with trapped antihydrogen.

Applications should be received before 30 June 2019, with interviews taking place as soon as possible thereafter. 


Candidates must have a first, upper second class honours or a Masters degree with Merit (or equivalent), in a relevant discipline. Informal enquiries and queries on eligibility (including residency eligibility) for this programme may be directed to the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Professor Markus Müller (, or Professor Stefan Eriksson ( from the Antimatter research group. 

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.

Studentships funded by EPSRC are subject to UK/EU residency eligibility.  


Each scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £25,000 per annum [this includes cost-of-living support for work at CERN).

How to Apply

To apply for this studentship, please download the College of Science research scholarship application form and return it to the College of Science with the following:

  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the application deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates - academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the application deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  • A recent CV
  • Applicants should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to indicate, in broad terms, their motivation and research interests within the activities of the Antimatter research group.

Please email the documents to or post them to:

Recruitment and Marketing Team
College of Science
Wallace Building
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP