£15,609 University of Sussex 2022 PhD in Construction of the First Error Corrected Quantum Computer, UK

Written by David on May 24, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Computer and Information Sciences
  • 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

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    University Of Sussex Sussex House, Falmer Brighton, BN1 9RH United Kingdom

As part of Innovate UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, a collaboration led by University of Sussex spin-out Universal Quantum was awarded a £7.5 million grant to develop a quantum computer that can rectify its own faults and apply the technology to high-impact problems in the aerospace industry. You can learn more about this project by visiting this page. For this objective, a team at Sussex will adapt an existing quantum computer prototype and carry out significant proof-of-concept demonstrations in partnership with a variety of commercial partners to prove important operating principles. The student will assist in the creation of the UK’s first error-correcting quantum computer as part of this studentship. In addition to demonstrating ion transport and quantum gates, as well as making changes to the control systems of a quantum computer, this includes the automation of an ion trap apparatus.

For trapped-ion quantum computing and simulation, Ion Quantum Technology Group is one of the leading centers in the world. The UK Hub on Quantum Computing and Simulation includes the members of this group. Six postdoctoral fellows, 14 PhD students, the senior scientist, and the head of the group are all part of the current group.


About the Scholarship:

Brighton, England’s south coast, is home to the University of Sussex, which was founded in 1961. There are currently more than 18,000 students from more than 120 different countries enrolled at the University, which has continuously ranked highly in the International Student Barometer. If you’re looking for a university with a unique location, look no further. With a variety of top 100 topics, including business and economics, social sciences, psychology and law in the top 160, Times Higher Education has named the University of Sussex as the 160th greatest university in the world. 82% of Sussex students say they are satisfied with their education and city life, according to the National Student Survey, while Brighton was named the happiest city in England for students, with 93% saying they are “very satisfied” with education and city life at the University of Brighton or the University of Sussex. Among its faculty members are Nobel Laureates, Royal Society and British Academy Fellows, and members of the British Academy and Royal Society. 


As the student body continues to grow, the university’s main campus just underwent a massive £100 million refurbishment. By establishing centers for the study of consciousness science, corruption and Middle Eastern studies, recent investments have strengthened Sussex’s scientific prominence. University of Sussex is the UK’s 4th most influential university in terms of research output. The Teaching Excellence Framework gave Sussex a Silver award for its teaching excellence, putting it among the top universities in the world. More than half of Sussex students who finish their degrees go on to highly-skilled jobs or additional education. Additionally, students at Sussex have a rating of 82% in the National Student Survey. During their first year at the University of Sussex, overseas students are guaranteed university-owned housing. 


The majority of the 5,500 available rooms are located on campus, with a few student residences in Brighton making up the rest of the total. The bulk of the rooms are en suite, and all of the lodging is self-catering. There are additional options for sharing a room. Off-campus housing is serviced by a regular bus service, and the Student Union can help students discover private rented housing as an additional resource for off-campus living. Brighton, England’s south coast, is home to the University of Sussex, which was established in 1961. There are now around 18,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries, and the university frequently performs strongly in the International Student Barometer, with paid work placements as part of its student support and degree programs. It is the only institution in the UK to be situated within a designated National Park.


 The Times Higher Education has ranked the Institution of Sussex as the 160th best university in the world, with a number of subjects in the top 100, including business and economics, social sciences, psychology, and law. With 16,820 full-time equivalent students, the University of Sussex has nearly a quarter of them enrolled in postgraduate programs (2017-18 full-time equivalent figures). Our student body consists of 76% students from the United Kingdom and the European Union, and 24% students from other countries. In 2018-19, the University employed 3,925 persons, or 2,564 full-time workers. Some 1,803 participants who worked as teachers or teachers and researchers were involved in this study (equivalent to 1,032 full time employees). The rest of the workforce was devoted primarily to research or professional services A Crafoord Prize winner, three Nobel Prize winners, and 12 British Academy Fellows were among the professors at Sussex University.

 The institution has 12 schools and research groups. Almost all levels of study are represented here, including associate, bachelor, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The University of Sussex has 16,820 undergraduate and graduate students, with one-quarter of them being postgraduates. 76 percent of the student population is made up of students from the local area, while just 24 percent is made up of international students. More than 2,200 people make up the faculty, including 1,803 teachers and more than 300 researchers. International students and professors participate in university programs. More over a third of the university’s workforce is from outside the United States. Students and faculty of the university’s Departments of Social Science and Humanities are well-known for their work. Involvement in community activities and services is a common occurrence for the organization. As a result of the university’s global perspective, alumni have found jobs in nearly every field both domestically and internationally. Among the school’s distinguished alumni are diplomats, heads of state, politicians, leading scientists, and activists. Nobel Laureates, British Academy members and the Crafoord Prize winner have all taught there. Music is a way of life in Brighton. It’s possible to run meet legends from both the past and the present if you take a stroll around the city. A wide variety of performances are offered every night of the week, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Brighton Festival is England’s largest arts festival; The Great Escape is Britain’s leading showcase for new music; and there are countless other events to select from.



Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Sussex

Scholarship Country: United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth:  £15,609

Study Level:  PhD

Nationality: International Students



Scholarship Offer:

The following privileges and opportunities will be made available to those PhD candidates who are chosen to study at the University of Sussex:

  • tuition and fees paid in full for the next three and a half years.
  • A grant that will cover your living expenses tax-free for the next three and a half years. As of the 22nd of October, this is anticipated to be 15,609 pounds per annum.
  • A travel and conference assistance award in the amount of £1,650 per year for a total of three and a half years.
  • Applicants for “Home Fee” status in the UK Higher Education system and EU residents who meet the residency requirement of three years are the only ones who are eligible.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

    • A UK upper second class degree (or non-UK comparable qualification) in Physics or a closely related field is required of applicants, as is a UK lower second class degree followed by a relevant Master’s degree, or an equivalent qualification outside the UK.
    • Only those with “Home Fee” status in the UK and EU citizens who have been in the EU for three years are eligiblerequirements.


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The University of Sussex 2022 PhD in Construction of the First Error Corrected Quantum Computer, UK is open to all International Students



Application Procedure

Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit your application to the University of Sussex, please visit www.sussex.ac.uk.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for University of Sussex 2022 PhD in Construction of the First Error Corrected Quantum Computer, UK  is June 1, 2022

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