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Maryam Mirzakhani Scholarship

The Mathematical Institute is delighted to offer, through a generous gift from founding and principal donor XTX Markets, a Maryam Mirzakhani Scholarship for female students of any nationality to complete a standard four-year DPhil in Mathematics beginning in 2023/24. 

This scholarship commemorates the life and work of Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017), who became the first female mathematician to win the Fields Medal, in 2014. This award is one of the highest global honours in mathematics, awarded to exceptional mathematicians under the age of 40 every four years.

Terms and conditions

The scholarships cover all tuition fees for the fee liability period of the course and provide a 4-year grant for living expenses at UKRI rates (£17,668 p.a. in 2022-23). 

How to apply

To be considered for the studentships, all you have to do is submit your completed application by the January deadline for the DPhil in Mathematics course. All successful female applicants will be automatically considered for funding and applicants of any nationality are eligible.


Queries may be addressed to the Mathematical Institute Graduate Studies Office (@email).

XTX Markets

XTX Markets is a leading algorithmic trading firm which partners with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income, Futures and Commodity markets. XTX has over 180 employees based in London, Paris, New York, Mumbai, Yerevan and Singapore. XTX is consistently a top 5 liquidity provider globally in FX (Euromoney 2018-present) and is also the largest European equities (systematic internaliser) liquidity provider (Rosenblatt FY 2020 & FY 2021). The company’s corporate philanthropy focuses on STEM education and maximum impact giving (alongside an employee matching programme). Since 2017, XTX has donated over £60 million to charities and good causes, establishing it as a major donor in the UK and globally. 

In a changing world XTX Markets is at the forefront of making financial markets fairer and more efficient for all.

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