15 Fully-Funded PhD studentships in the Department of Informatics, King’s College London

King’s College London


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Qualification Type: PhD 

Location: King’s College London 

Funding for: UK Students, International Students 

Funding amount: Tuition fees, tax-free stipend set at UKRI rate plus London weighting, allowance for research-related travel 

Hours: Full-time 

Application deadline for the third round: Friday 30 June 2023

Please note that applications received after this deadline [30 June 2023] will be considered if vacant studentship positions remain.

The Department of Informatics at King’s College London conducts internationally-leading research in a broad spectrum of Computer Science areas, including Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Software Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Foundations of Computer Science and multidisciplinary research involving engineering, mathematics, social sciences, medical sciences and business studies.

See the Research section on the departmental website for the full scope of the research. 

The department invites applications for 15 studentships to start 1 October 2023 (earlier starts can, also, be considered). The studentships are funded for 3.5 years and include tuition fees, a stipend at the UK Research Council rate (2023/24 – £20,622.00) plus, London weighting, and an allowance for research consumables and travel. 


Applicants should have a first-class undergraduate degree, or a distinction at MSc level in Computer Science, or another discipline relevant to their PhD project proposal (for example, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Physics). In exceptional cases, other qualifications and experience may be considered and all applications will be assessed on their merit as appropriate to the individual case. 

The eligibility criteria of most of the available studentships include the requirement that an applicant is classed as a home student. Up to 10% of studentships are available to outstanding international candidates. 

How to apply 

Applicants should start by identifying potential supervisors and contacting them with a summary of the applicant’s academic background, research interests and general ideas for their PhD research.

Information about potential supervisors and their contact details can be found on the departmental website.

  • If the potential supervisor suggests proceeding with the formal application, then two separate applications should be made:
  • (1) an application for entry to the PhD programme via the university’s online admissions system, following the Guidelines for Applying to Research Courses;
  • (2) and an application for a studentship in a form of a “Studentship Application Statement” sent to the Department PGR Officer at
  • When completing an application on King’s Apply. Please in the Funding Check section, select ‘Applied to a King’s funding scheme’ and add the code ‘NMES_Inf2324’ within the Scheme Code textbox.

Further guidelines for the application process, including guidelines for preparing Studentship Application Statements are available here

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