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2019 School’s Doctoral Studentships

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering at City, University of London is offering 14 full-time, three-year doctoral studentships for 2019/20 entry. Applications are invited from exceptional and ambitious graduates wishing to pursue cutting-edge research in any of the School's key research areas.

Closing date: March 15th 2019. Note that scholarships may be offered before this date as applications are received and considered. We encourage you to apply as soon as you are able.

The School is investing in academic excellence following its success in the REF 2014 which highlighted the world class quality of its research.

What is offered

A doctoral studentship will provide:

  • An annual bursary (£16,000 in 2019/20)
  • Full tuition fee for students from the UK and within the European Union. We welcome applications from graduates of all nationalities, but those from outside the EU must make appropriate arrangements to cover the difference between Home and International tuition fees.


The studentships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting edge-research. Prospective applicants must:

  • Hold a good honours degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, if a first degree is not in a relevant subject area, we can consider applications from those with a good Master Degree or extensive professional experience in the area of their proposed research;
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of oral and written English;
  • Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must meet any one or a combination of the following:
  • A minimum IELTS average score of 6.5; with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components;
  • The award of a Masters’ degree, the teaching of which was in English from an English Speaking country.

How to apply

Consider the research undertaken in our School and identify an area in which you can make a contribution and a supervisor or Research Centre/Group with whom you could work. You will need to formulate a proposal and are strongly encouraged to discuss your ideas and application with a potential supervisor. Please visit the research degrees web pages below for further information.

The online application can be found in the “How to apply” section on each of the web links listed above and should include the following supporting documents:

  • Research proposal. Guidance for preparing your research proposal.
  • Copies of Degree Certificates and Transcripts in official English translation. The original will be requested before an offer is made.
  • Official work e-mail addresses (not private ones) for two referees (one of which must be an academic).
  • Proof of English Language proficiency as described above if English is not your first language.
  • Passport.

Further information


Visit: Doctoral studentships