Informatics Global PhD Scholarships
If you have a strong academic record of accomplishment at undergraduate or Masters level, and are highly motivated to pursue a PhD programme in the School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, you could be selected to receive a full PhD scholarship.
Applicants who submit a programme application to one of the eligible Informatics PhD programmes will automatically be considered for this scholarship.
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
• An annual stipend at the rate set by the UKRI (indicatively, stipend levels for 2023/24 are £18,662; amount TBC for September 2024 entry);
• 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.
Applicants who submit a programme application to one of the eligible Informatics PhD programmes will automatically be considered for this scholarship; there are no restrictions based on nationality or domicile.
Applicants must have applied to study full-time on one of the following eligible programmes within the School of Informatics:
- PhD Informatics: AIAI: Automated Reasoning, Agents, Data Intensive Research, Knowledge Management
- PhD Informatics: ANC: Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Computational Biology
- PhD Informatics: LFCS: Foundations of Computer Science, Databases, Software & Systems Modelling
- PhD Informatics: ICSA: Comp. Architecture, Compilation & System Software, Networks & Communication
- PhD Informatics: IPAB: Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Animation
- PhD Informatics: ILCC: Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition
Candidates must also meet certain minimum requirements for English language competency.
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.
We are keen to increase our PGR community of under-represented minorities at the Informatics Graduate School and particularly welcome applications from female and black applicants and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Eligible applicants will be considered automatically for the Informatics PhD Scholarship as part of the School’s PGR selection process.
Applicants wishing to be considered for the IGPS (for entry in the academic year 2024/25) must submit a programme application via the EUCLID application portal. The deadlines for submitting an application are:
EUCLID application deadline: Friday 24 November 2023
EUCLID application deadline: Friday 26 January 2024
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 complete and submit 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.
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 23 February 2024 and Friday 22 March 2024 respectively. Applicants will be notified via the contact email address provided in their application form.
You can access further information about the PhD application process at the Informatics Graduate School.
You can access further information about the PhD application process in the links below or you can contact the Informatics Graduate School.