Fully-funded PhD Studentships in Computer Science

Up to 20 fully funded PhD studentships in all research areas in Computer Science.

Start date

1 October 2022


3.5 years

Application deadline

Funding source

The Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey

Funding information

  • UKRI stipend (£16,062 from October 2022) plus £3,000 per annum for full-time students; 50% of these amounts for part-time students.
  • Tuition fees are also covered.
  • £3,000, total, to support conference attendance and other relevant costs.  


The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is offering up to 20 fully funded PhD studentships (at UK rates) to strengthen its research. Studentships are available for the duration of 3.5 years (or 7 years at 50% time) in all areas of its research portfolio, which includes in cybersecurity and cryptography, distributed and concurrent systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Successful applicants will become part of a vibrant PhD community and will benefit from the strong research environment and high international visibility of the Department. 

You may also be interested in our specific funded PhD projects in computer science.

Eligibility criteria

Open to UK nationals, those with EU settled or pre-settled status, or indefinite leave to remain

We expect successful applicants to hold a BSc degree (with at least UK 2:1 honours, or equivalent) or an MSc degree with distinction in Computer Science or a related discipline.

The standard English language requirement is for a score of 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category, in an IELTLS Academic test taken in the last 2 years. Equivalent qualifications are listed on our language requirements page.

How to apply

Applications should be made via the Computer Science PhD programme page on the “Apply” tab.

You would need to identify an appropriate area of research, and preferably identify one or more potential supervisors and provide a brief research proposal to assist in matching with supervisors. For research areas, visit the Computer Science PhD programme page.

Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis until all studentships have been allocated. We recommend you apply early.

To apply please upload your CV, copies of all degree certificates and transcripts, and the contact details of two referees (ideally, arrange for their letters of recommendation to be added to your application), and provide a covering letter identifying research area and preferably also potential supervisors and a brief research proposal.

Interviews will be conducted remotely over Zoom or Teams.

Studentship FAQs

Read our studentship FAQs to find out more about applying and funding.

Application deadline

Contact details

Applicants are welcome to approach potential supervisors using contact details from the Department website to seek more information in advance of applying.


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