Studentship Information

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow is offering studentships to support PhD research for students starting in October 2023 or shortly thereafter.  Funding is available to support tuition fees for both home and international students, and in most cases to support living expenses at the recommended UKRI rate with an annual stipend (£18,022 [tbc] for session 2022-23).  In particular, the following studentships are available:

  • Minerva Scholarships.  These are 5-year scholarships to support part-time PhD students spending two thirds of their time on research and one third of their time on teaching.  They support tuition fees at the home level and a remuneration package of at least £20,188 per year for living expenses.  More information is available here.
  • College Studentships.  These studentships support tuition fees at the home level and living expenses at the recommended UKRI rate with an annual stipend.
  • Excellence Bursaries.  These bursaries support a tuition fee waiver for home students and a £10k fee discount per annum for 3 years for international students.  More information is available here.
  • Graduate School Scholarship.  Stipend and fees (home/international) available for 3 years.
  • Other available funding opportunities and Scholarships are available, please click here.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023

How to apply: Apply online, you must select “Univ of Glasgow Scholarship” as the funding source when submitting your application in order to be considered for a scholarship.

PGR Information Session: Register to attend here, Wednesday 07 December 2022 11:00 AM (London)

Postgraduate students benefit from the best possible support and supervision, and on graduating, they are well qualified to take up key posts in industry and academia. 

More generally, the School is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the UK.  It is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA). This is a collaboration of Scottish universities whose goal is to develop and extend Scotland position as a world leader in Informatics and Computing Science research and education. 

Our areas of research are organised according to the following sections and groupings: 

Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms (FATA) 

  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Formal Methods 
  • Programming Languages 

Glasgow Interactive SysTems (GIST; HCI) 

  • MIG: Multimodal Interaction Group 
  • Human-Centered Security
  • Social Robotics and Social Signal Processing
  • Public and Performative Interaction
  • SUMgroup: Social, Ubiquitous, Mobile
  • Visualisation Evaluation 

Glasgow Systems Section (GLASS) 

  • GPG (Glasgow Parallelism Group) 
  • Networked Systems 
  • Systems Engineering 
  • Cyber Security for Cyber-Physical Systems 

Information, Data and Analysis (IDA) 

  • Knowledge & Data Engineering Systems Group
  • Information, Dynamics and Interaction
  • Information Retrieval
  • Computer Vision and Autonomous Systems 

Centre for Computing Science Education 

We also undertake research in the following cross-cutting themes: 

We are seeking research students who are creative and passionate about their subject.  Entry requirements are normally an upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent), or a master’s degree, in computing science or a related discipline. 

Students can apply for admission to PhD study at any time, but to be considered for the studentships we are offering at this round, we must receive your application by 31 January 2023.  For more information, see the following web pages: 

The School will be hosting a PGR Information Session on Wednesday 07 December 2022 at 11:00 AM, the session will give more information on the University, School and available Scholarships as well as short presentations from academic staff members, there will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions.  To register for this event please click here.

For further information please email  We can help to match you to a potential supervisor if you describe your general area of interest.