Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship

PhD Scholarship

How to apply for a Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship

The PhD Scholarship Programme recognizes and supports exceptional students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to science and computing.

This programme supports PhD students in computing and those working at the intersection of computing and the sciences.

Only PhD supervisors should apply.

If their project is selected, the supervisor has up to a year to find the best possible student for the project.

Joint applications by two supervisors from different disciplines are especially encouraged.

Eligibility Criteria

Microsoft research usually considers only one application per university department or per laboratory of a national research institution.

Only applications from countries in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East will be considered.

Some additional criteria apply in some of these countries.

Only applications in research areas relatively close to the ones researchers at Microsoft Research in Cambridge focus on will be considered.

These areas are:

  • Computational Science
  • Computer-Mediated Living
  • Constraint Reasoning
  • Machine Learning and Perception
  • Online Services and Advertising
  • Programming, Principles, and Tools
  • Systems and Networking


  • Application deadline: 16 September
  • Notification of results: December
    For more information and application, visit: Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Website
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