Interested applicants are invited to visit the following department web page which provide a list of example projects which fall within the interests of the four department research groups:
Example projects within the department research groups are:
The scholarships are for a three year period and will waive the difference between full-time overseas student fees and full-time UK/EU student fees per annum.
The scholarships will not support part-time PhD studies. Based upon the fees for the 2007-2008 academic year (£10,275 to be confirmed), then the value of the scholarship is £7,035 for this year.
Please note that an Overseas PhD Scholarship does not provide funds for living expenses (i.e. a maintenance grant), and successful applicants will have to pay full-time UK/EU student fees for the duration of the scholarship (£3,240 for the academic session - to be confirmed).
Applicants should have a first class or upper-second class honours degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences.
Applicants may wish to contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office for advice regarding the comparability of their qualifications.
To apply for an Overseas PhD Scholarship, forms can be obtained by visiting the UWA Postgraduate Admissions Office web. Please follow the 'Application' link, and use the Research Programmes (PhD, MPhil and LLM by Research) forms.
When you apply:
Under application form 'Section 4: Proposed Study at Aberystwyth', please provide a short (maximum 1000 words) research proposal.
This can relate directly to one of the example projects provided via the web links above, or to a project of your own choice.
(The request for a short proposal applies to this Overseas PhD Scholarship scheme, and not to a standard Computer Science research studies application.)
Under application form 'Section 5: Funding & Scholarships' please tick the 'Departmental funding (if available)' box and type the Reference Number: CS210.
Please make sure that one of your references is an academic from the institution where you last studied.
Return the application form to the Postgraduate Admissions Office by 1st March.
We will consider all candidates and select a short list by early May.
The three scholarships will be awarded to the best candidates under the following criteria:
relevance of the proposed research to the department’s research interests, and academic quality of the applicant.
All candidates will be informed as to the outcome of their application.
Founded in 1872, the University of Wales, Aberystwyth was the first university institution to be established in Wales.
Today, it has over 7,000 registered students, including over 1,100 postgraduates across seventeen academic departments.
The Department of Computer Science has an international reputation for high quality research and was graded 4A in the 1996 and 2001 UK Research Assessment Exercise.
For all general enquiries about the Overseas PhD Scholarship scheme, please contact:
Mrs. Margaret Anthony,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Wales, Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion, SY23 3DB, United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)1970 628536
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622421
Please quote Reference Number CS210 on all application forms and communications.
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.