EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant (DTG)

The EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant is a fully funded studentship awarded to outstanding students that covers fees for three years and an annual tax-free stipend at the standard Research Council rate (starting at £14,553 for 2017/18). Grounds on which funding may be awarded include academic excellence and potential, as well as alignment to significant research directions of the department.

Candidates can either choose one of the suggested research proposals listed on our PhD Studentships page OR contact potential supervisors directly, and develop a research proposal jointly with the potential supervisor(s) (see www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/phd/researchtopics/ for a list). 

Entry Requirements

To be considered for this funding you must:

  • possess outstanding academic ability - normally, a Bachelors: Honours 1st or equivalent or Masters: Distinction or equivalent, though applicants with strong subsequent academic or industrial careers will be considered

  • be a native speaker, or educated in English, or IELTS at level 6.0 with no element below 5.5

  • meet EPSRC eligibility criteria

Application procedure

  • You must apply online for a full-time PhD in Computer Science 

  • Specify which of the suggested research proposals you wish to study or include a 2 page research proposal that evidences good academic writing and referencing styles, which can be prepared in conjunction with the proposed supervisor(s) 

You will be expected to attend an interview, and demonstrate:

  • an appreciation of the nature of PhD study and of both independent and collaborative research

  • clear motivation for undertaking PhD study, in York, in the chosen area, with the chosen supervisor(s)

  • evidence that you have, or can develop, the skills required to start the proposed research 


The closing date for the receipt of applications is midnight (GMT) on Friday 19 January 2018.

Funding decisions will be announced during February 2018.

Application enquiries


+44 (0)1904 325404