Informatics Global PhD Scholarships
Applications are invited from exceptional students of all nationalities who want to pursue a full-time PhD in the School of Informatics from September 2021.
Applicants should have a strong academic track record at undergraduate or Masters level and be highly motivated to pursue a PhD.
Informatics Global PhD Scholars will receive full financial support for the duration of their PhD studies, for up to 3 years. This will include:
- Full funding of all tuition fees, including overseas fees if applicable
- A stipend of £15,585 per year
- An additional research support fund of £2,000 per year for the first three years. This can be used for a variety of purposes approved by your supervisor including, but not restricted to, purchase of a laptop, attending conferences where you present a paper, and specialist software or equipment.
Applications will be accepted from all candidates; there are no restrictions based on nationality or domicile.
Candidates should be in receipt of, or expected to obtain, a high academic award from their most recent degree. In practice, this means a 1st class UK degree or a distinction at UK Masters level in a relevant discipline. Students with non-UK qualifications should check the equivalence of their degrees. Candidates must also meet certain minimum requirements for English language competency.
We are keen to increase our PGR comuunity of under-represented minorities at the Informatics Graduate School and particularly welcome applications from female and black applicants and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
How to apply / Deadlines
Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application
The application is a two-stage process; if you wish to be considered for a scholarship to support your PhD studies then you must submit both a EUCLID programme application and a scholarship application via the online form.
- The first round deadline for submission of a EUCLID admission application is Friday 27 November 2020. The deadline for submitting an IGPS application is Friday 18 December 2020.
- The second round deadline for submission of a EUCLID admission application is Friday 29 January 2021. The deadline for submitting an IGPS application is Thursday 12 February 2021.
Stage 1 - EUCLID programme application
Before applying via the EUCLID PhD application form, you should ideally contact an academic supervisor in the School of Informatics, discuss your research interest, and obtain their agreement to supervise you. When you have found a supervisor, you must first complete an application for PhD admission in the research institute of your chosen supervisor.
You can select your chosen institute from the table below to access the relevant PhD application form.
Automated Reasoning, Agents, Data Intensive Research, Knowledge Management
Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Computational Biology
Computer Architecture, Compilation & System Software, Networks & Communication
Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition
Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics & Animation
Foundations of Computer Science, Databases, Software & Systems Modelling
Once you have submitted your EUCLID PhD application, you will receive an email confirming your Universal User Name (UUN). Please note that this number is generated automatically by the EUCLID application system and may take a few days to receive. It is advisable therefore, to submit your application in advance of the formal deadline.
Once you have received your UUN, you must then apply separately for an Informatics Global PhD scholarship using the online form.
Stage 2 - Scholarship application
Once you have received your UUN, you can apply for an Informatics Global PhD application using the online form.
When logging into MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you have problems accessing or submitting your application via the EUCLID system, or do not receive your UUN, please contact Student Systems who will be able to help.
Candidates who meet or are expected to meet the eligibility requirements will be reviewed by their selected research institute. This will normally involve an interview, which may take place in person or via video conference.
Successful candidates will receive notification of their scholarship, which may be conditional on candidates achieving the predicted qualifications.
Notification of decisions
Applicants who apply before the first and second-round deadlines, and who are selected to receive an IGPS scholarship (or been placed on a reserve list), will be notified by Friday 26 February 2021 and Friday 26 March 2021 respectively. Applicants will be notified via the contact email address provided in their application form.
Find out more
You can access further information about the PhD application process from our FAQ, or contact the Informatics Graduate School.