PhD Studentships

Postgraduate Studentships

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

PhD Studentships 2018/19

A number of Postgraduate Research Studentships are available within the School of Electronics Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for home, EU and international students enrolling in 2018.

Further information on potential projects which may be successful for an award are listed below.

Please note that not all projects are subject to internal QUB funding.

If you have a project of your own, then you should contact a possible supervisor about its viability.

Academic Requirements

A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or relevant degree is required.

More information on funding of a PhD can be found at


There are a number of PhD studentships available for applicants in the UK, EU or International countries who wish to undertake full-time research at Queen's. These 3 year and 4 year PhD studentships, potentially funded by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) or Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council commence on 1 October 2018.

In some instances, conditions on awards with eligibility for both fees and maintenance (£14,786 in 2018/19) depends on the applicants being either an ordinary UK resident or those EU residents who have lived permanently in the UK for the 3 years immediately preceding the start of the studentship. Non UK residents who hold EU residency may also apply but if successful may receive fees only.

Applications are also welcome from International students.  Applicants are required to meet the English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test or equivalent. 

Applicants should apply electronically through the Queen’s online application portal at:

The applications will be considered and accepted on a rolling basis.  


Queen's University/China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships 2018

A maximum of ten studentship places for the joint QUB-China Scholarship Council awards for PhD research will be funded for 2018-19. 

Full details on these can be viewed by clicking here.

INTERREG VA Storage Platform for the Integration of Renewable Energy (SPIRE 2)

MHLS / ECIT Collaboration

ECIT / WanDisco Collaboration

Centre For Data Science And Scalable Computing (DSSC)