Information on Funding your Postgraduate Research Degree
Department of Informatics, PhD Scholarships (2015)
The School of Engineering and Informatics invites applications for up to nine Doctoral Scholarships: four in the Department of Engineering and Design and five in the Department of Informatics. The scholarships are for either topic-specific projects or for research projects proposed by applicants.
See this web page for the topic-specific projects in the Department of Informatics:
Projects proposed by applicants must fit within the areas of research in the School; applicants with interests that span both Departments are particularly welcome.
The research groups in the Department of Engineering & Design are:
- Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group
- Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group
- Sensor Technology Research Centre
- Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre
The research groups in the Department of Informatics are:
- Cognitive and Language Processing Systems
- Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems
- Foundations of Software Systems
- Interactive Systems
For further details see the research web pages for the respective Departments:
Type of award
£13,863 tax free stipend plus fees according to status (see additional information below).
Applicants should have at least a good 2:1 bachelors degree (or equivalent) relevant to their area of study.
Applicants must make an online application for a PhD place and specify in the form that they wish to apply for a School Scholarship: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/2015entry
Applicants for topic-specific Scholarship projects must include a file with a statement that explains their particular interest, knowledge and skills in relation to the chosen project. The filename format should be your surname plus "personal_statement".
Applicants submitting their own Scholarship project proposal should read the advice about finding a potential supervisor and how to write a proposal on these web pages:
The closing date is 23 February 2015.
Scholarships will normally include a three year stipend at standard postgraduate rates (currently £13,863 per annum) and fees as follows: (a) for Home/EU applicants, full fees; (b) overseas applicants, a contribution of up to £12,000 towards overseas fees, depending on qualifications.
For further information on fees visit:
For further information about the Department, the specific application requirements and contact details for enquiries go to: