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University of Kent

Kent Research Institute PhD Scholarship for Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS)

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18622 GBP
United Kingdom
Not specified
Application deadline


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Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver + £18,622

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS) at the University of Kent is delighted to invite applications for a single doctoral scholarship starting in the academic year.

The call is open to candidates interested in pursuing a PhD programme within two participating schools of iCSS (School of Computing, and School of Engineering) on a research project directly linked to iCSS.

iCSS promote wide-ranging interdisciplinary research in cyber security and help enhance the cyber security skills and awareness of their students and the wider community. iCSS achieve this through a diverse range of cyber security activities, including research, education, and wider impact activities.

The external partnerships with industries, governmental bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) enable us to develop wide-ranging collaborations with the cyber security community in the UK and worldwide. iCSS represent the University of Kent as one of the 19 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR), jointly recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, part of GCHQ) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, part of UKRI – UK Research and Innovation). 

Applicable programmes


The successful candidate of the scholarship will receive the following:

Annual stipend at UKRI rates (£18,622 in 2023/24);

Annual tuition fees at Home rates (£4,712 in 2023/24).

This scholarship call covers full costs of Home (UK) applicants. EU and international applicants are welcome to apply but they must be willing to make up the fee difference between Home and International rates.


  • Applicants to a PhD programme should normally hold a good Honours degree (First or 2:1) or a Master’s Degree (at Merit or Distinction) in a relevant discipline, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution. In addition, programmes of study at individual schools have specific entry requirements that need to be fulfilled
  • The University of Kent requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

Applications for the Kent Research Institute scholarships will be student-led. The applicant is required to contact at least one of the following eligible PhD supervisors to discuss their proposed project topic and get one or more of them to agree as the named supervisor.

Applicants should follow the University of Kent’s online application process. As part of the process, you should include the following:

your reasons for study;

your research proposal;

how your research fits with iCSS’s research themes and cross-cutting topics;

details of your qualifications (including at least all university transcripts and degree certificates);

two academic references; and

other relevant information and supporting documentation.

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