£15,609 Annual Bursary and Tuition fee Awards for PhD Students in Philosophy at University of Hertfordshire 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on May 16, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Philosophy and Religion
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

The University of Hertfordshire is now accepting applications for the Dual Ph.D. Awards in Human and Activity Detection for the academic year of 2022-2023. The university is proud to offer the scholarship to help the EU and UK students in furthering their Doctoral Degree in Philosophy in one of the well-known universities in research in the United Kingdom.

The funding opportunity is to encourage the outstanding students to pursue their education journey in Ph.D. at the university without boundaries, as the university aims to create more leaders and students who can contribute to their communities and have the willingness to achieve their future career goals.

Scholarship Program Overview 

Their previous work on ACCOMPANY accompanyproject.EU and the recent collaboration with North Hertfordshire Council focus on discovering people and working on environmental scenarios using the environment. The next natural progression of this project is improving the readiness of systems technology to be deployed in both supervised and unsupervised environments.

This includes work on the accuracy of recognition algorithms and user interfaces to be used on the triad of care, dependents, relatives, and service providers. The aim here is to recognize people and objects and what people do with certain objects. This then will serve as a memory for activities that are automatically recognized to support independent living. The Ph.D. includes elements of artificial intelligence and robots, enabling accurate tracking of activities in robotic interactions.

Additional inspiration and abundance on this topic come from the dual award of this Ph.D. Candidates have the opportunity to be co-supervised by Professor Gu Fang from the University of Western Sydney to improve cutting-edge aspects of monitoring activities in industrial settings. Applicants must also complete their first and third years at the University of Hertfordshire and their second year of Ph.D. Studied in Sydney, Australia.

The applicants will be expected to have good programming skills and an exceptional experience utilizing the ambient sensors and the mobile robotic system devices, the candidates with an experience in the multisensor fusion are a bonus.

Scholarship Provider: The University of Hertfordshire 

About the Provider 

The University of Hertfordshire provides a highly stimulating environment and offers a wide range of specialist and interdisciplinary seminars, as well as general training and development opportunities for researchers. The university is located in Hatfield, in the green zone north of London.

With a legacy at the forefront of the British aviation industry, the University of Hertfordshire has been an innovative force in education since the 1950s. Today, they are home to a thriving community of more than 30,000 students studying options across 550 degrees in the vibrant, inclusive campus-based setting. Their strong industry links and award-winning career services complement high-quality education to ensure that the university admitted students gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their aspirations and be successful.

The University of Hertfordshire has been an anchor institution for the local economy and community since its inception. Through the incubator spirit and enterprise zone status of all campuses, the university provides hundreds of local businesses with the support and facilities they need to grow and learn annually. Has been partnered with an institution globally and continues to encourage both local and international students to undertake their higher degrees with the support they need to achieve their dreams and gain a positive impact to the community locally and internationally.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicants Nationality: EU, UK and eligible international students
  • Degree Level: PhD
  • Field: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Duration: Full time
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Scholarship Award:   £15,609 Annual bursary and Tuition fee
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes
  • Scholarship Country: Hatfield, United Kingdom


To proceed with the application process the students must check their eligibility for the program. As one of the competitive scholarships at the university, the scholarship panel requires that the students must meet the criteria needed for the scholarship evaluation.

  • The candidates must have a strong first degree honors in class 1 or 2 in a Master Research or Philosophy degree in Computer Science, Cybernetics, Electronics, and other related areas.
  • The student’s degree must equate to the Australian degree equivalent.
  • Good knowledge and skills are relevant to the project.

Application Process

Interested applicants must take the admission process in the Ph.D. degree program at the university and after they can access and fill out the online portal application forms provided by the University of Hertfordshire.

Please note that the application form can be downloaded on your computer and the completed form must be emailed to the Administrator of the University.

Required Documents 

As part of the application process, the students must include the following documents to support their scholarship application, the following documents must be emailed along with the application form.

  • Pre-qualification degree
  • Copy of academic transcript of records
  • Certificates and awards
  • Personal statements
  • Passport copy
  • Certificate of English Language proficiency
  • Other relevant documents

Language Requirements

The international and EU students must submit the minimum requirements of the English Language, and an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will be accepted. It is important that the students have a good communication skills in oral and written English, as all courses will be though in the English language.

Scholarship Awards

The scholarship will be a three-year project that will commence in 2022, the funding will be covering the student’s stipend and full tuition fee. The bursary will be amounting to up to £15,609 annually.

The starting date of the scholarship award will be negotiable but the university encourages all applicants to start their application early for the early evaluation.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until June 1, 2022. Late and incomplete applications will be automatically rejected.

The scholarship beneficiary must be able to maintain the required academic GPA and must read and agreed to the terms and conditions applied to the scholarship.

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