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International PhD Studentships in Next Generation Distributed Systems

   School of Computer Science

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  Dr B Varghese  Applications accepted all year round  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project


The School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews hosts the Edge Computing Hub ( The Hub conducts world-class research for addressing systems-oriented challenges in edge computing and at its intersection with machine learning. Multiple studentships are available for exceptional PhD applicants to join our team and shape the activities of the Hub. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Applications from aspiring leaders of any nationality who have or shortly expect to obtain a first-class undergraduate (including integrated Masters) degree or MSc distinction (or international equivalent) in computer science or engineering are encouraged. Enthusiasm for research in distributed systems or at its interface with machine learning, an ability to think and work independently, excellent programming and analytical skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. 

Applications must include 

  • A CV that includes information on education and employment to date, projects developed or contributed to (any links to software repositories), technical and non-technical skills, any publications/presentations, and any other relevant items. 
  • A Research Proposal of no longer than two sides of an A4 paper that includes a potential title, objectives, methodology, expected output (software/publication plans), your experience in the proposed area, and ways you will contribute to the Edge Computing Hub. A generic proposal will be considered ineligible. 
  • Two signed academic references. 
  • Academic transcripts and degree certificates.

How to apply

The above documents and applications must be submitted via the University of St Andrew’s Postgraduate Research Application Portal: Also, refer to the information on English language requirements. 


Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Blesson Varghese ([Email Address Removed]). More about the supervisor can be found at

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