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Six 600th anniversary PhD scholarships

As part of St Andrews' 600th anniversary, the University is funding six scholarships in computer science (and all our other Schools, for that matter).

Details are on our web site. There's no special application process, and the studentships are open to all qualified applicants. You'd be well advised to research potential research supervisors and discuss things with them ahead of applying. Most staff -- including me -- will be accepting students under this scheme.

MSc/PhD positions available in wireless location systems

UCD Dublin is looking for potential PhD students interested in wireless location systems.

Ph.D. and M.Sc. Studentships in WiFi Location

UCD Dublin is currently potential Ph.D. and M.Sc. students in the Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory and the School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. The studentships are part of a collaborative international project to research and develop novel algorithms, solutions and applications for indoor localization based on WiFi.

The successful candidates will have obtained, or will expect to obtain, a 1st class or 2.1 Honours degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline. For the Ph.D. position, a Masters degree or commercial experience in a relevant area is an advantage. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Digital Signal Processing, Location Estimation, and Wireless Communications.

We expect that the Ph.D. positions will be funded for 4 years while the M.Sc. position will be funded for 2 years. All positions are full-time. The positions will include payment of a tax-free student stipend and fees. The anticipated starting date for the positions is 1st October 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Enquiries should be sent to Dr Chris Bleakley, Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory (CASL), School of Computer Science and Informatics (CSI), University College Dublin (UCD), Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland; email:; tel: +353 1 716 5353.

[Updated 13Aug2012 with final confirmation of the grant.]

Brazilian "Science without Borders" studentships available

The School of Computer Science has a number of opportunities available for Brazilian students through this programme.

The Brazilian government is funding studentships for Brazilian nationals with a range of international universities and disciplines. The studentships are "co-tutelle", being split between an international and a Brazilian host university, and aim to improve international collaboration as well as enhancing the student experience.

A number of Schools at St Andrews are part of this programme, ranging across the physical and biological sciences in areas in which we have international-quality research. In Computer Science, we have a wide range of project proposals on offer covering all our main research activities. Interested students should contact the supervisors offering the proposed projects to check on suitability and availability. All students will be subject to the University's usual rules on quality and eligibility.

Studentships available

We have around six fully-funded PhD studentships available across computer science.

The School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews has funding for students to undertake PhD research in any of the School's research areas:

We are looking for highly-motivated research students with an interest in these exciting areas. Our only requirements are that the proposed research would be good, we have staff to supervise it, and that you would be good at doing it. We have up to six funded studentships available for students interested in working towards a PhD. The studentships offer costs of fees and an annual tax-free maintenance stipend of about £13,590 per year for 3.5 years. Exceptionally well qualified and able students may be awarded an enhanced stipend of an additional £2,000 per year. Students should normally have or expect at least an upper-2nd class Honours degree or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.

For further information on how to apply, see our postgraduate web pages. The closing date for applications is March 1st 2012 and we will make decisions on studentship allocation by May 1st 2012. (Applications after March 1st may be considered, at our discretion.) Informal enquiries can be directed to or to potential supervisors.