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DPhil Computer Science, full and partial doctoral scholarships - Deadlines for application: 16th November 2012 and 18th January 2013.

Posted: 3rd September 2012

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for full and partial scholarships for DPhil (Oxford’s PhD) study to commence in October 2013, although it maybe possible to start in January or April.

The department offers a vibrant research environment, supported by £30M of research grants from research councils, EU and industry. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 80% of our research was judged 4* (world leading) and 3* (internationally excellent). Applications are invited in the following areas:

Computational Biology:  

Foundations, Logic and Structures:  

Information Systems:

Programming Languages:  

Software Engineering:  


Computer Security:

There is also the opportunity for cross-disciplinary research in areas such as Linguistics, Biology, Medicine, Quantum Foundations and Quantum Computation.

The scholarships typically include full or partial support towards college and university fees, as well as maintenance of at least £13,590 and up to £15,000 per annum. Several types of scholarships are available, some of which carry nationality restrictions.

Applications are made online and information about how to apply, including requirements and links to the online prospectus, colleges and university funding, is available from:

Scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before 16 November 2012, and must apply by 18 January 2013 at the latest. To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must have been accepted for doctoral study at Oxford. Applicants are asked to consider how their research interests correspond with the existing expertise in the department, and are asked to identify and approach potential supervisors directly, or enquire through the email address given below. Due to the high volume of applications we receive you should aim to submit your application two weeks before these deadlines. The scholarships are highly competitive.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and decisions are expected between March and May 2013.

When applying for these studentships, please quote the following studentship codes:

12-COMP-DEPT-WEB (if you are applying from the Department of Computer Science web pages) or

12-COMP-DEPT-JOBS (if you are applying via

12-COMP-DEPT-AP (if you are applying via Academic Positions)

Enquiries and requests for further information should be directed to: