The University of Southampton

The majority of our PhD students are supported by scholarships and grants from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the University of Southampton, the department of Electronics and Computer Science, and UK government and industry.

Find funded PhD StudentshipsPhD studentships are advertised on the University’s recruitment site

Electronics and Computer Science Research Studentships

Subject Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering
Level PhD
Number offered Around 25 each year
Length typically three years, full-time
Eligibility Successful applicants for above subjects
Value Tuition fees and a minimum stipend of:
£13,590 per year
Application By postgraduate application
Deadline 1 May

Mountbatten Studentships, Zepler and Barron Scholarships, pay tuition fees and provide maintenance of £13,590 per year. These are available for UK, EU, or international students. Mountbatten Studentships are primarily intended for research in electronics, and focus on key growth areas such as nanotechnology and systems design.

EPSRC (DTA) Doctoral Training Awards are open to UK/EU students and pay tuition fees and provide a tax-free maintenance grant of £13,590 per year.

Commonwealth Scholarships are available for candidates from Commonwealth countries. Applications must be made to the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in the country in which the applicant has their permanent home.

I am working with Dr Steve Beeby developing a miniature silicon pressure sensor in partnership with an industrial sponsor. This sponsorship means that I am able to work towards achieving a functional, commercially viable product at the end of my studies. Hopefully this practical aspect, along with the excellent reputation of the School, will stand me in good stead when I venture out into industry.

Andrew Frood - PhD student in the Electronic Systems Design group

PhD Studentships

Details of current PhD studentships are advertised on the University’s job opportunities web page.

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