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  School of Computing Science


 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow is offering studentships to support PhD research for students starting in October 2024 or shortly thereafter. Funding is available to support tuition fees for both home and international students, and in most cases to support living expenses at the recommended UKRI rate with an annual stipend (£18,622 [tbc] for session 2024-25). In particular, the following studentships are available:

  • Minerva Scholarships. These are 5-year scholarships to support part-time PhD students spending two thirds of their time on research and one third of their time on teaching. They support tuition fees at the home level and a remuneration package of at least £20,188 per year for living expenses. More information is available here.
  • School of Computing Science Studentships. These studentships support tuition fees at the home level and living expenses at the recommended UKRI rate with an annual stipend.
  • Excellence Bursaries. These bursaries support a tuition fee waiver for home students and a £10k fee discount per annum for 3 years for international students. More information is available here.
  • College Scholarship. Stipend and fees (home/international) available for 3 years.
  • James McCune Smith PhD Scholarship. Fund Black UK domiciled students to undertake PhD research at the University in any research area in which we can offer supervision. More information is available here.
  • Other available funding opportunities and Scholarships are available, please click here.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2024

How to apply: Apply online, you must select “Univ of Glasgow Scholarship” as the funding source when submitting your application in order to be considered for a scholarship.

PGR Information Session: Wednesday 29 November 2023 at 10 AM (UK time) via zoom: Meeting ID: 823 4746 2603 / Passcode: 085230

Postgraduate students benefit from the best possible support and supervision, and on graduating, they are well qualified to take up key posts in industry and academia.

More generally, the School is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the UK. It is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA). This is a collaboration of Scottish universities whose goal is to develop and extend Scotland position as a world leader in Informatics and Computing Science research and education.

Our areas of research:

Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms (FATA)

  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Formal Methods 
  • Programming Languages 

Glasgow Interactive SysTems (GIST aka HCI) 

GLAsgow Systems Section (GLASS) 

  • GPG (Glasgow Parallelism Group) 
  • Networked Systems 
  • Systems Engineering 
  • Cyber Security for Cyber-Physical Systems 

Information, Data and Analysis (IDA) 

  • Knowledge & Data Engineering Systems Group
  • Information, Dynamics and Interaction
  • Information Retrieval
  • Computer Vision and Autonomous Systems 

Centre for Computing Science Education (CCSE)

Education and Practice (EAP)

  • Computing Science Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Professional Skills and Competencies
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We also undertake research in the following cross-cutting themes: 

We are seeking research students who are creative and passionate about their subject. Entry requirements are normally an upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent), or a master’s degree, in computing science or a related discipline. 

Students can apply for admission to PhD study at any time, but to be considered for the studentships we are offering at this round, we must receive your application by 31 January 2024. For more information, see the following web pages: 

The School will be hosting a PGR Information Session on Wednesday 29 November 2023 at 10 AM the session will give more information on the University, School and available Scholarships as well as short presentations from academic staff members, there will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions. This event will take place via zoom: Meeting ID: 823 4746 2603 / Passcode: 085230

For further information please email .  We can help to match you to a potential supervisor if you describe your general area of interest.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

Register your interest for this programme