Fully-funded International PhD Studentship in Computer Science at University of Surrey in United Kingdom 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on May 3, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Computer Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    University Of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, United Kingdom. +44 (0)1483 300800

The University of Surrey in the United Kingdom invites all international students to join the International Ph.D. Studentship in Computer Science for the academic year of 2022-2023. The scholarship is to enhance the student’s experience and skills to apply for their career.

The scholarship aims to provide a full tuition fee and benefits to the eligible candidates who will be commencing their Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science. Up to 20 students with fully-funded awards will be given in 3.5 years duration.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey offers up to 20 fully-funded Ph.D. programs (at UK prices) to enhance research. Students are offered a 3.5-year period (or 7 years for 50% of the time) in all areas of their research portfolio including Cybersecurity and Cryptography, Distributed and Concurrent Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.

Successful candidates become part of a dynamic doctoral community and benefit from a solid research environment and the high international visibility of the department.

Scholarship Provider: University of Surrey 

About the Provider

The University of Surrey is a diverse community of passionate, creative, and friendly people. As a higher education research institute, it has been educating students since 1966. Located in a beautiful and unique environment in Guildford, England.

Surrey is the best option for students because it provides both an excellent learning environment and the resources need to achieve the long-term goals. It provides every student’s knowledge and skills with the tools and opportunities needed to excel in their chosen field.

The university aims to support every student with an exciting and new way of learning. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Surrey countryside, the campus is a beautiful green setting with carefully landscaped gardens, vibrant green playgrounds, and a scenic lake. In partnership with Surrey Wildlife Trust and Guildford Borough Council, a series of workshops were held with the local community to understand how investing in the world’s natural resources can lead to sustainable improvements in the quality of life.

The university recognizes the challenges of extending and renewing their ability to learn while reducing the overall impact on the environment. To mitigate these impacts, They seek to achieve net-zero emissions in their buildings while designing and implementing sustainability standards in all new building and renovation projects. The staff sustainability survey is part of a three-year study analyzing how best to improve the environmental performance of the University of Surrey and the colleges in general.

The university work in the community to better promote sustainability and engagements at the local, national and international level. A variety of events and community activities have been held and offered to the general public which also including the community days, green projects, and partnerships with the different establishments and universities.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicant’s Nationality: International
  • Degree Level: Ph.D. Degree
  • Field: Computer Science
  • Number of awards: 20
  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Scholarship Total Value: Fully-funded
  • Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes


Before proceeding with the scholarship application process, students are required to meet the eligibility criteria of the program.

  • The scholarship is open to both local and international students, the EU settled status or pre-settled status, or students with indefinite leave to remain.
  • The applicants must be holding a bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree with related courses in Computer Science or any other related discipline.
  • Must have good communication skills in oral and written English.

Application Process

The scholarship application can be made through an online portal provided by the University of Surrey and labeled on the Computer Science Ph.D. Program page. The applicants are required to identify the appropriate area of research and identify potential professors and submit a research proposal that can assist with the matching professors.

The application will be assessed on an ongoing basis until the scholarship award has been given, the university encourages all interested students to apply early. Students are required to take the admission for the Ph.D. degree, the application may require a confirmation to access the application forms.

Required Documents 

As part of the application process for the scholarship, the students are required to submit the following documents to better support their applications:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of recommendations
  • Degree Certificates
  • Transcript of Records
  • Two Referrals preferably uploading the two references along with the application
  • Research Proposal must be related to previous experience or work.

Language Requirements 

All international students who will be admitted to the University of Surrey are required to have good communication skills in oral and written English, students can submit the following to provide evidence of English language:


Assuming you present an assortment of proof skills in English, you might be decided on the latest proof. Nonetheless, assuming you have stepped through an IELTS Academic examination something like a half year before the finish of a degree course, this will outweigh certification study.

Assuming you register for an IELTS test yet pull out prior to stepping through the examination, the evidence will not be considered.

In remarkable conditions, you might in any case be thought of in the event that you don’t meet the English language prerequisites and you have adequate proof exhibiting your capability at the proper norm in every ability region such as reading, writing, speaking proof could incorporate your business history, past English language test results, or certificate level review that falls beyond this arrangement. As well as giving proof of continuous utilization of English, you will likewise be evaluated.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until May 16, 2022. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Benefits 

The University of Surrey will be awarding the following to 20 students:

  • Full tuition fees
  • A stipend of £16,062 plus £3,000 per annum for the full-time students.
  • £3,000 for the support of the related fees including conferences and other related fees at the university.

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