Looking for a PhD in Geophysics in Europe

posted
12-Dec-16, 23:46
by Xay
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posted about 3 years ago
Hi,

I recently finished my MSc in Geophysics and I am looking for a PhD somewhere in Europe (preferably). I have spent a lot of time searching for positions at many universities and, so far, I have found a fair amount of very interesting projects... in the UK. However, I am quite concerned about applying and getting a position there, as many of the offers I have seen say EU students might end up being left with no funding after Brexit is made effective. Others say non British EU students can only get free tuition fees but no stipend.
I have tried finding something else in a different country, but I have found very little. Can any of you recommend a research group or a University that carries on research in seismology, volcanology, seismic hazards or something like that?

Thanks in advance!
posted
13-Dec-16, 14:11
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posted about 3 years ago
Check out Bristol, I think they might. And I think they've got some sort of assurance to EU students on their website somewhere.
posted
13-Dec-16, 15:34
edited about 2 seconds later
by Xay
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posted about 3 years ago
Thank you for your answer, TreeofLife, but I have already checked several universities in the UK: Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Imperial College, etc. I have already found many very interesting PhD offers there but most of them state that conditions and funding for non British students might change after Brexit, so I am quite concerned about this...
posted
13-Dec-16, 19:55
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posted about 3 years ago
Try contacting the academics on the advert and asking them?
posted
14-Dec-16, 10:37
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posted about 3 years ago
If you are pursuing a funded PhD programme, in most cases the funding bodies pay those funds in advance to the University. These funds pay your stipend, tuition fees, purchase of consumables for your entire PhD duration.My understanding is that EU students already enrolled in UK universities at the time the UK ceases to be a member of EU will continue to pay home fees. Only those who will enrol AFTER the UK has formally left the EU may be required to pay tuition fee at international rates. Lest we forget, UK is still a member of the EU. Just to give you a practical scenario, when UK universities decided to increase tuition fees from £3000/£4000 to about £9,000 (for UK/EU students), this increment only affected future students. Students who had already enrolled continued to pay the old rate, save for the annual inflation-adjusted increments. Just go ahead and apply.

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