PhD studentships in computer science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is offering up to 6 fully funded PhD studentships (at UK/EU rates) to strengthen its research.

Start date

1 April 2021


36 months

Application deadline

Funding source

The University of Surrey

Funding information

Stipend: £16,000 per annum.

FeesStudentship Fees are covered for UK /EU citizens only.


Studentships are available for the duration of 3 years for specific projects across the Department’s core research areas in cybersecurity and cryptographydistributed and concurrent systemsartificial intelligence and machine learningcomputational neuroscience and bioinformatics, amongst others. 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.  

Find out more about the PhD research projects available

Eligibility criteria

We expect successful applicant 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.

These studentships are available to UK, and EU students. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply but will have to cover the difference in Overseas Tuition Fees

IELTS requirements: The standard requirement is for a score of 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category, in an IELTS Academic test taken in the last 2 years. Find out more about equivalent qualifications.

How to apply

Applications must be made online via the Computer Science PhD programme page.

To apply please upload your CV; copies of all degree certificates and transcripts; the contact details of two referees (or arrange for their letters of recommendation to be emailed separately to; and a covering letter explaining which projects you are applying for (include project number and title) and why you would be a suitable candidate for this studentship, according to the essential and desirable criteria.

Interviews will be conducted remotely over Zoom.

Studentship FAQs

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

Application deadline

Contact details

Applicants are welcome to approach mentioned supervisors using the provided contact details to seek more information about the projects.


Studentships at Surrey

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