School of Informatics

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 2019.

Applicants should have a strong academic track record at undergraduate or Masters level and be highly motivated to pursue a PhD.

Funding

Informatics Global PhD Scholars will receive full financial support for the duration of their PhD studies, for up to 3.5 years. This will include:

  • Full funding of all tuition fees, including overseas fees if applicable
  • A stipend of £15,226 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, specialist software or equipment.

Eligibility

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.

Degree equivalence

English language requirements

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 an online scholarship application by the stated deadlines.

  • The first round deadline is 10 December 2018 (EUCLID application) and to accommodate recent technical issues, the scholarship deadline for round one has been extended to 17 December 2018 (scholarship application).

If you would like your application to be considered for the first round of scholarship allocations, please provide any outstanding documents (excluding references) by 17 December 2018 also.

  • The second round deadline is 1 February 2019 (EUCLID application) and 8 February 2019 (scholarship application).

 

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.

Contact an academic supervisor

 

You can select your chosen institute from the table below to access the relevant PhD application form.

ANC: Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Computational Biology

CISA: Automated Reasoning, Agents, Data Intensive Research, Knowledge Management

ICSA: Computer Architecture, Compilation & System Software, Networks & Communication

ILCC: Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition

IPAB: Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics & Animation

LFCS: 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 - Online scholarship application

Candidates must have first submitted an application for 2019-20 entry to a full-time PhD programme in the School of Informatics (see above) before completing the online scholarship form.

The application form is available here:

Informatics Global PhD Scholarship Application Form

For applicants who have made the relevant application for admission the scholarship application form is available online until the second closing date of 8 February 2019 (see 'notification of decisions 'section below).

 

Application problems?

If you have problems accessing or submitting your application via the EUCLID system, or do not receive your UUN, please contact studentsystems@ed.ac.uk who will be able to help.

 

Selection procedure

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 candidate will receive notification of their scholarship, which may be conditional on candidates achieving the predicted qualifications.

Notification of decisions

Applicants who apply before 10 December 2018 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 18 February 2019.

Applicants who apply before 1 February 2019 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 25 March 2019.

Find out more

You can access further information about the PhD application process from our FAQor contact the Informatics Graduate School.

FAQ

Contact the Informatics Graduate School