The University of Southampton
Apply NowUp to 18 Funded iPhDs in Machine Intelligence for Nano Electronic Devices & Systems

Applications for 2020 entry are now open

The University of Southampton are offering up to 18 students the opportunity to be part of a  4 year iPhD training programme.  We are well placed in the area of Machine Intelligence and Nano-Electronic Devices and Systems due to our experienced academic staff and facilities provided.  Applicants are asked to write a 2,000 word proposal based on the topic list provided. Please read through the sections below for detailed application requirements. 

The MINDS CDT is strongly committed to an enviroment that supports and encourages under-representated groups, promotes an inclusive culture and value diversity.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply as soon as possible to be considered for a place for September 2020 entry. All shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview at the University of Southampton. 

Please click here to apply. 

Application deadline 1 : 20th December 2019.  Interviews to take place w/c 27th January 2020

Application deadline 2: 20 March 2020. Interviews to take place w/c 20th April 2020

Please note that there will be two application rounds.



The MINDS CDT accepts applications from those who wish to receive a funded scholarship, those who already have a funded scholarship from another source, or self-paying applicants (proof of funds will be required).

Our funded scholars receive enhanced stipends, £3,000 above the UKRI National Minimum Doctoral stipend (2020 rate still to be confirmed).

Please note that the funding available will normally support Home/EU students with standard research council restrictions. EU students are only eligible for a full studentship if they have lived, worked or studied within the UK for 3 years prior to the funding commencing. We will consider applications from exceptional candidates not meeting these criteria according to the EPSRC rules on flexibility. More information can be found on the EPSRC Website.

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from future experts who have, or expect to shortly have, a very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent), in computer science, electronics, or other closely related subject such as mathematics or physics.

 EU and Overseas applicants should achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each competency. Click here for information on this and other accepted English language tests.

Contact Details

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