Please note that MINDS CDT is no longer taking on new students. However, a new CDT called SUSTAI will be taking on students for September 2024.
For further details please visit https://sustai.info/
The programme of study
Students participating in the UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Sustainability – or SustAI for short – undertake a four-year (FT) integrated PhD at the University of Southampton in one of five themes:
Funded students will receive an enhanced stipend which is tax free, plus UK tuition fees for four years (conditions apply). Part-time study is also possible. EU students and those from Horizon associated countries are now also eligible for UK fees for this PhD programme.
How to apply
There will be multiple application rounds with the first one closing on 30 January 2024. Applications are not yet open but will be available very soon. In the meantime, you can register your interest through the following form:
Appropriate adjustments will be made to ensure that students with additional needs can access and benefit from the range of learning and teaching offered throughout the programme. Student needs will be assessed by the University’s Enabling Services team, and the CDT Management team will ensure that these needs are met. The University and CDT will ensure that additional needs are appropriately funded, including UKRI Disabled Students’ Allowances scheme funding.
The studentship will cover UK course fees and an enhanced tax-free stipend of approx. £21,500 per year for 4 years along with a substantial budget for research, travel, and centre activities.
We are pleased to announce that students from EU countries and other Horizon associated countries are now also eligible for a full studentship (covering tuition fees and living expenses stipend). For any questions regarding the funding eligibility, please get in touch with email@example.com
We are also happy to accept applications onto the programme from those who have a funded scholarship from another source or are able to self-fund (proof of funds will be required).
We are also happy to accept an application from you if you already have a funded scholarship from another source or are able to self-fund (proof of funds will be required).
The AI for Sustainability CDT is multidisciplinary, and we welcome applicants from diverse disciplines, including but not limited to: engineering, social science, business, computer science, mathematics, electronics and physical science. Students should have aninterest in multidisciplinary research, and an aptitude for data analytics as well as other skills relevant to one or more of the core themes within the CDT.
Applicants must already have, or expect to shortly graduate with, a very good undergraduate degree or Master’s degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree) - or an equivalent international qualification from a high ranking university -in a relevant subject.
Academic attainment is only one of our criteria for selection; we equally value the ability to work in teams, excitement for research, enthusiasm for the research focus of the CDT and the ability to communicate ideas.
EU and Overseas applicants should achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each competency.
If you’d like to ask any questions before applying, please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also arrange for a phone/zoom call from a current student who can tell you more about PhDs at ECS.