School of Computing

Funded PhD in Computer Science

Applications for the School of Computing three-year PhD scholarship for 2018 are now closed. Applications for 2019 will open in September 2018

The scholarship, co-funded by EPSRC and the University, is for UK residents only. By UK residents, we mean people who "have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship." For a more detailed explanation from EPSRC, please go to this web page.

The Project

The School of Computing has five research groups. We welcome applications for projects in any of these groups.  You can follow the links below for information on supervisors of each group, and their suggested topics:

Start Date and Funding

The expected start date is 1 October 2018.

The scholarship will cover a bursary (£14,777 per year, 2018/19 rate) and the fees for home (UK/EU) students (£4,260, 2018/19 rate). The scholarships will be awarded annually for four years (42 months) for a full-time PhD student, subject to satisfactory progression through each year of study. They are awarded on a competitive basis and interview performance will be taken into account.

Support for research students includes:

  • regular supervision meetings
  • a research training programme
  • computer equipment
  • a desk in an office
  • funds for conference travel


How to Apply

Deadline: 31 May 2018

Applications should be made through the: University of Kent online admissions form with the PhD Project text, given above, pasted into the "Reasons for study" section.

We will need to receive from you:

  • Certificates and transcripts (with course marks/grades) of all university degree studies,
  • Research proposal on a selected topic including a mini literature review, a proposed methodology, a work plan and a bibliography,
  • Properly formatted CV, including your full list of publications (if any) and
  • The names and email addresses of two academic referees


For queries regarding the application procedure, email the PG-Research admissions officer: Laura Bocchi

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824180 or contact us.

Last Updated: 01/06/2018