Ph.D. Scholarships in Computer Science

The School of Computer Science has a number of fully-funded scholarships for our Ph.D. in Computer Science. Every Ph.D. application, if accepted, will automatically be considered for these scholarships.

As the scholarships are by nomination only, there is no need for a separate application. Only students who have applied for a PhD place and received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place to study here will be considered. Thus the best way to win one of our scholarships is to make a strong PhD application that is relevant to the research done in the department and to apply in good time.

Payment for 2014/2015: £13,863 per year (subject to review) and tuition fees.

Applicants should apply as early as possible. Decisions on School of Computer Science scholarships are expected to be made in July 2014. Later applications may still be considered, but all available funding may already be allocated.

EPS Elite Scholarships for students from outside the European Union

A number of 'Postgraduate Elite Scholarships' will be awarded to students from outside the European Union by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), of which Computer Science is a part. The EPS scholarships cover overseas tuition fees and maintenance as well as some expenses for travel. To be considered, students must hold an (at least conditional) offer of a PhD place.

Applications are closed for 2014/15.

Teaching Assistantships

We also have a number of Teaching Assistant (TA) positions for PhD students from the UK or the rest of the European Union. Our Teaching Assistants are paid a studentship for up to four years.

The Li Siguang Scholarship

The University of Birmingham offers 18 PhD scholarships for students from China. For the Li Siguang Scholarship scheme, you first need to apply for a PhD place here. Once you have an offer for PhD study, you then need to make a separate application to the China Scholarship Council for the scholarship.

Scholarships for specific projects

In addition to departmental scholarships and Teaching Assistantships, some of our research projects also have funded PhD positions.