PhD studentship in Integrated Waveform and Intelligence (IWAI) for Sustainable 6G

   School of Engineering

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  Dr Tongyang Xu  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Award Summary

Home students: 100% fees covered and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate).

International students: 100% international fees covered, but no living allowance will be provided. You will need to cover this using other funding sources.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Communications Systems Lab (Com-Sys Lab) directed by Dr Tongyang Xu in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University. You will have a valuable opportunity to undertake an EPSRC project ‘Integrated Waveform and Intelligence (IWAI): Physical Layer Solutions to Sustainable 6G’, focusing on the fundamental communication signal waveform explorations, signal processing, machine learning algorithm development, and experimental validation.

You are expected to develop advanced communication signal waveforms using Matlab, design machine learning algorithms for advanced communication systems using Python/Matlab, conduct the experimental test using our 6G massive-MIMO testbed, and develop a novel intelligent communication system for high spectrally efficient 6G.

Number Of Awards


Start Date

8th January 2024

Award Duration

3.5 years PhD program


Newcastle university


Dr Tongyang

Eligibility Criteria

You must have, or expect to gain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed PhD project such as Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Communications, Computer Science

Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills. With the MSc study in English, the IELTS requirement can be removed

The studentship covers fees at the Home rate (UK and EU applicants with pre-settled/settled status and meet the residency criteria).

International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme. 

How To Apply

You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal 

Once registered select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’.  

Please apply for the 2023 academic year for January 2024 start  

Use ‘Course Search’ to identify your programme of study:  

·        Search for the ‘Course Title’ using the programme code: 8060F

·        Research Area: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

·        Select PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering (full time)' as the programme of study 

You will then need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Details’ section:  

·        A ‘Personal Statement’ (this is a mandatory field) - upload a document or write a statement directly in to the application form  

·        The studentship code ENG122 in the ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ field  

·        When prompted regarding your research proposal - select ‘Write Proposal’. You should then type in the title of the research project from this advert. You do not need to upload a research proposal.  

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