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PhD Scholarship in Computer Science & Informatics (PhD Studentship)

Reference Number: R2378
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Duration: 3 years
Funding Amount: UK/EU tuition fees plus stipend and further funds
Level of Study: Postgraduate Research
Regions: EU (Non UK), International (Non EU), UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

Key Studentship Information

PhD Scholarship in Computer Science & Informatics 2015

Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship in Computer Science & Informatics. The successful candidate will be registered for a full-time 3 year PhD, commencing on 1st October 2015, in one of the School’s research areas:

  • Distributed & Scientific Computing
  • Informatics
  • Visual Computing

The Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics is a research-led School in one of the UK’s premier universities with a leading, international reputation for excellent teaching and research activities. Read more about the School.

Your Research

Candidates should include a research proposal of approximately 500 words with their application. Lists of example projects in each research group and further information about the School’s PhD programme are available to help guide your application in the three main research areas.

Start Date: 1 October 2015


The successful candidate will receive an annual stipend in line with the currently recommended EPSRC rate (£13,863 per annum in 2014/15), and the School will pay full-time tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £3,996 per annum in 2014/15). An overseas candidate would need to fund the remainder of fees (currently £17,000 per annum in 2014/15).

The scholarship includes provision of a laptop or desktop computer, and funds attendance at one national and one international conference during the three years of study. To develop your teaching and research skills, and aid career development (either within or outside academia), a wide range of training courses and workshops are available to our postgraduate students.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to supplement the stipend by undertaking teaching assistance within the School. Research students may undertake up to six hours per week, for which payment would typically be between £60 and £120 (at 2014/15 rates) depending on the type of session. Such activities may include supervising tutorial and practical computing classes, and course administrative duties.

Number of Awards Available: 1


Residency: Open to all students of any nationality without further restrictions.

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.

Academic Criteria:

  • either have (or expect to have by Autumn 2015) a good honours degree in a relevant discipline (minimum 2:1);
  • or have (or expect to have by Autumn 2015) a masters degree with distinction in the research dissertation in a relevant discipline;
  • or have professional qualifications deemed by Cardiff University to be equivalent to the above;
  • or be over 25 and have relevant work experience in a position of responsibility.

Degree level mathematics (or equivalent) may be required for some research areas. If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of competence in English. Our standard requirement is an overall IELTS result of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and a minimum of 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading.

How to Apply

Applications must be supported by full documentation, including certificates and transcripts, two academic references, and English language test certificate as appropriate.

Please apply online following the “Instructions to Applicants” at
Mark your application “PhD Scholarship in Computer Science and Informatics” in the application form Funding field.

Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science & Informatics) (October) Full-time 01 October 2015 (Please indicate which Programme & start date to apply for, see

For information on preparing a proposal and identifying a prospective supervisor, please see our “Instructions to Applicants” webpage: