PhD Students

Please read our detailed guide for potential PhD students. If you are interested in PhD research with one of the ICN Research Groups, the first step is to email the relevant Group Leader (you must attach both a brief outline of your interests/research plans, and a CV).

The ICN has a large and active community of PhD students (see below for a list of current students). We are an interdisciplinary Institute situated within the School of Life and Medical Sciences at UCL. Faculty at the ICN are drawn from many different research divisions and departments, including the Division of Psychology & Language Sciences, the Institute of Neurology and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging.

To apply follow this link: 

You will be guided through two pages of information regarding entry requirements etc. and then asked to press ‘submit’ when you are ready to start submission of your online application.

You can start this process and come back to it before final submission.

When prompted for ‘keywords’ enter ‘cognitive’ and select the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience with the appropriate application route: year of entry/ full-time, part-time.


The ICN is a central part of UCL Neuroscience, so we are able offer a wide range of potential PhD funding opportunities (see below). Some are associated with specific divisions and research departments, while others are broader based programmes of study. Please check with your potential supervisor which sources of funding you may be eligible for. All students should apply by 16th January to ensure that they are considered for these funding opportunities (please be aware that PhD programmes external to the ICN have their own prerequisites and deadlines).

UK/EU students applying at the ICN may be eligible for the following sources of funding. If you wish to be considered for these scholarships, or for Overseas Research Scholarships, the application deadline is 16th January.


Other sources of funding you may wish to consider

A list of UCL's neuroscience-related PhD programmes and scholarships is provided on the UCL Neuroscience website. Below are listed some of the more suitable prgrammes. Applicants must apply for these independent of the ICN application procedure. These schemes have their own requirements and deadlines, please visit the links above for relevant information.


See also: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research_programmes

Occasionally, Group Leaders may have positions available as part of a grant they hold, or through specific studentship awards direct to them (e.g. industrial collaborations). You should check with your potential supervisor whether any such positions are available.

The following programmes and scholarships accept applications from non-EU (i.e. “overseas”) students:

UCL-NIMH/NINDS Joint Doctoral Training Program in Neuroscience (US Citizens only)

The UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (all non-EU nationalities are eligible)

More “overseas” scholarship options can be found on the Graduate School Scholarships page.

For more details about funding and the application process in general, please read the guide for students. Please contact the Postgraduate Tutors at the ICN, Dr Mairead MacSweeney and Dr Joern Diedrichsen if you require any additional information.


Current PhD Students

Mr Oscar Aguilar
Ms Sharifa Al-Ragam
Dr Brianna Beck
Ms Elisa Canzoneri
Miss Caroline Charpentier
Mr Shih-Kuen Cheng
Mr Jack De Havas
Mr Steven Di Costa
Mr Javier Elkin
Mr Talfan Evans
Mr Jake Fairnie
Ms Elisa Filevich
Ms Delia Fuhrmann
Ms Megumi Fukuda
Miss Crystal Goh


Ms Joanna Hale
Mr Denny Yi-Jhong Han
Mr Christopher Hardy
Ms Chandni Hindocha
Ms Lone Hørlyck
Miss Teresa Iuculano
Mr Kyle Jasmin
Mr Raphael Kaplan
Dr Nima Khalighinejad
Miss Emma Kilford
Mr Nikos Konstantinou
Mr Raphael Koster
Mr Níall Lally
Ms Wen-Jing Lin
Miss Rebecca Lyness


Mr Daniel Manson
Mr Aaron Margolis
Ms Sophie Meekings
Ms Kathryn Mills
Miss Claire Mokrysz
Miss Katharine Molloy
Ms Agnes Norbury
Ms Camilla Nord
Ms Katharina Ohrnberger
Ms Beth Parkin
Ms. Heather Payne
Ms Dana Raveh
Mr David Robertson
Ms Flavia Schechtman Belham
Ms Nura Sidarus


Miss Chen Song
Mr Moritz Stolte
Mr Benjamin Suarez Jimenez
Ms Danying Wang
Ms Laura Wolf
Mr Hsuan-Chen Wu
Miss Nahid Zokaei



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