Alan Turing Institute Doctoral Scholarship

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 22/01/2019 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Alan Turing Institute and the University of Birmingham offer a number of places each year to motivated graduate students to complete a fully funded PhD. The Turing doctoral studentship scheme combines the strengths and expertise of world-class universities with the Turing’s unique position as the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, to offer an exceptional PhD programme.

Turing doctoral students spend approximately half of their time based at the Institute headquarters at the British Library in London. They will apply and register for their doctorate at the University of Birmingham, where they will spend the remainder of their time. Students will be supervised by faculty from [University Name] who are also Fellows of the Institute or substantively engaged with it.

Value of Award

To support students the Turing offers a generous tax-free stipend of £20,500 per annum, a travel allowance and conference fund, and tuition fees for a period of 3.5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

Normally students are expected to meet the following criteria*:

  • Candidates must hold or expect to hold a UK first or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline relevant to data science. 
  • Candidates will normally have relevant research experience gained through their Bachelor’s degree, Masters or work experience. 
  • At least two satisfactory academic or relevant work placement/employment references.
  • Successful admission to the University of Birmingham.  
  • Acceptable proof of legal right to study in the UK or ability to satisfy the current requirements of UK Visa and Immigration. 
  • Students must satisfactorily pass the Institute’s security screening process which includes a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  

*Please check eligibility criteria of your chosen department and university as these may differ slightly.

How to Apply

Students should apply through our direct application portal. All applications should be made directly to your chosen department and programme. In your application, and when choosing a supervisor, they should make it clear that they would like to be considered for the Turing doctoral studentship.

We will complete an initial assessment of your application and will refer selected candidates to the Institute in early February 2019. If successful, you will then be invited to attend a further interview at The Alan Turing Institute.


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