School of Computing

Funding Opportunities

School of Computing Scholarships

Each year the School of Computing offers PhD scholarships. These are open to postgraduate research students from:

  • UK,
  • EU,
  • and overseas.

To qualify, you must:

  • Satisfy the entry requirements,
  • have made a formal application to the University.

All figures on this page are for 2019/20.  These will change over the period of the scholarship.

The School of Computing scholarships provide a bursary of £15,009 plus fees at the home/EU rate at £4,327 making a total of £19,336 in 2019/20. 

Scholarships are normally awarded annually for three years (36 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.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Some scholarships are awarded as Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA). GTAs are both registered students, in receipt of a scholarship, and employees of the University with teaching responsibilities.  GTAs will hold two mutually dependent contracts providing a combined package of fees, salary and maintenance grant. 

Tuition fees at the home/EU rate will be paid by the School of Computing on behalf of the student. Students from overseas will receive the same contribution to their fees (£4,327 in 2019/20) but will need to demonstrate that they can fund the difference between overseas and home fees totalling £19,336.

Other funding sources

The Alumni Research Scholarship, for alumni of the University of Kent, is open to applicants from any subject. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, achievements to date in their chosen field, their communication skills and their contribution to the life of the University community.

For other sources of funding you will need to verify the details and applications procedure from those particular organisations. Other funding sources are listed on the University website.


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

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Last Updated: 20/02/2019