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University of Edinburgh Informatics Global PhD Scholarship, UK for 2024

Application is now open for the University of Edinburgh Informatics Global PhD Scholarship. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Edinburgh and Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh, or University of Edinburgh in Scots, is a distinguished public research institution in Edinburgh, Scotland. Established in 1582 by the town council under King James VI’s royal charter, it holds the distinction of being one of Scotland’s four ancient universities and the sixth-oldest continuously operating university in the English-speaking world.

For those with a strong academic record at the undergraduate or master level, coupled with a keen interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, there’s an opportunity for a full Ph.D. scholarship. Simply by applying to one of the eligible Informatics PhD programs, applicants are automatically considered for this scholarship. This streamlined process aims to support highly motivated individuals with a passion for advancing knowledge in Informatics.


Details about the University of Edinburgh Informatics Global PhD Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Edinburgh, UK

Scholarship Value: Fully Funded

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): University of Edinburgh, UK


  • Complete payment of all tuition.
  • A yearly stipend of 15,609 pounds
  • An extra 2,000 pounds will be added to the research support fund annually for the first three years.

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Edinburgh Informatics Global PhD Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the University of Edinburgh Informatics Global PhD Scholarship:

  • There are no restrictions based on country or place of residence; candidates who apply to a recognized Ph.D. program in informatics will be considered for this grant immediately. 
  • To be considered for full-time enrollment in any of the qualifying programs offered by the School of Informatics, candidates must have completed the application process.
    • IPAB: Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Animation PhD in Informatics
    • PhD in Informatics: ILCC: Information Retrieval, Speech, Language Processing, and Cognition 
    • Doctorate in Informatics: AIAI: Knowledge Management, Data-Intensive Research, Agents, and Automated Reasoning
    • ANC: Computational Neuroscience, Computational Biology, and PhD Informatics 
    • PhD in Informatics: LFCS: Databases, Software, Systems Modeling, and Computer Science Foundations
    • PhD Informatics: ICSA: Networks & Communication, Architecture, Compilation & System Software

Note: Each applicant must also meet certain minimum prerequisites for English language competency.

Selection Criteria

Candidates’ chosen research institute will review those who meet or are anticipated to meet the eligibility conditions. Typically, this will entail an interview, which could happen in person or over a video conference. The recipients of the scholarships will be notified of their success; however, the scholarships may be contingent upon the recipients meeting the expected conditions.

Application Procedure for the University of Edinburgh Informatics Global PhD Scholarship

As part of the School’s PGR selection procedure, qualified applicants will be automatically considered for the Informatics PhD Scholarship. Using the EUCLID application portal, applicants must submit a program application to be considered for the IGPS (for enrollment in the academic year 2024–25).

Before applying using the EUCLID PhD application form, you should Contact an Academic Supervisor in the School of Informatics about your area of research interest, and get their permission to work as your supervisor. After selecting a supervisor, you need to fill out and submit an application for admission to a PhD program at the supervisor’s research institute.

The applicable PhD application form can be accessed by selecting your preferred institute from the table below.

Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute 

Automated Reasoning, Agents, Data-Intensive Research, Knowledge Management 


Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience, Computational Biology


Computer Architecture, Compilation & System Software, Networks & Communication


Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition


Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics & Animation


Foundations of Computer Science, Databases, Software & Systems Modelling 

You will require your University username and password to log into MyEd. Please get in touch with Student Systems if you need assistance if you are having trouble using the EUCLID system to access or submit your application, or if you have not received your UUN.

You can get more details about the PhD application procedure by contacting the Informatics Graduate School or by clicking on the links below.

Plan Submission of your Informatics PGR Application

How to Apply to Informatics

You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: April 26, 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other UK scholarships here.