Department of Informatics

Funding and Scholarships

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

Postgraduate Research

Award amount

£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.

Application procedure

Applicants must make an online application for a PhD place and specify in the form that they wish to apply for a School Scholarship:

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.

Further information

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:

Contact details

For further information about the Department, the specific application requirements and contact details for enquiries go to: