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International (Non EU) PhD Scholarship

in Computer Science & Informatics 2014

Applications are invited for a full-time 3 year PhD Scholarship in Computer Science & Informatics in one of the School's research areas:

Distributed & Scientific Computing (including, but not limited to, cloud & high-performance computing, large-scale data analytics, mobile & social computing)
Informatics (including, but not limited to, text analytics & data mining, data privacy, social & spatial informatics)
Visual Computing (including, but not limited to, computer vision, geometric computing, computer graphics, and image processing)

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 at

Your Research
This scholarship is only open to International (Non EU) applicants.

Candidates should include a research proposal of approximately 500 words with their application.  A list of prospective 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.

Applicants are encouraged to contact relevant staff within the School to refine and align their proposal with the research strategy of the School.

Stipend and other benefits
The successful candidate will receive an annual stipend in line with the currently recommended EPSRC rate (£13,726 per annum in 2013/14), and the School will pay full-time overseas tuition fees.

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.

Candidates should:

  • either have (or expect to have by Autumn 2014) a good honours degree in a relevant discipline (minimum 2:1);
  • or have (or expect to have by Autumn 2014) 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.

To apply
The studentship is available for the full-time 3 year programme commencing on 1st October 2014.  Applications must be supported by full documentation, including qualifications, two academic references and English language test certificate as appropriate. 

Applications will be assessed based on academic excellence and research potential.

Please apply online following the instructions at
Mark your application "International PhD Scholarship in Computer Science and Informatics". 

Closing date for applications: 9th June 2014

If you are an International applicant with any further queries, please contact our International Recruitment Officer Gemma Murphy: