School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Scholarships and funding

Supporting your study

We offer many funding opportunities to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a broad range of University of Essex scholarships and studentships.


Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensures that we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.

Alternatively search our scholarship finder to see the funding we have for you.

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PhD Studentships

Throughout the year we may advertise studentships that are available through the School, and through the Faculty of Science and Health. 

Please read the opportunity pages carefully for information on supervision, applicant criteria, and any funding that may be available.

Drive and Sort

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex is offering one PhD research Studentship for an exceptional student, starting in October 2024 studying PhD Computer Science or PhD Electronic Systems.


Level: Postgraduate Research

Year of entry: 2024-2025

Country: All

Department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Further information can be found here.

Adaptive embedded hardware systems for Net Zero

This PhD studentship aims to demonstrate the possibility of extending the lifetime of IoT devices from several years to several decades through a combination of novel hardware/software co-design approach and machine learning based self-healing techniques.

Department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering 

Closing date: 23rd May 2024

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Engineering Living Biological System Towards Artificial Embodied Intelligence

We offer two PhD projects that aim to advance biological embodied biocomputing systems that merge artificial intelligence with the innate adaptability and self-repair capabilities of biological entities, further promoting sustainability while running under at target carbon-neutral operation levels.

Department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering 

Closing date: 23rd May 2024

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Responsible AI

Working with UN agencies and other partners, this studentship will research responsible Al technologies in forced displacement contexts in relation to prediction, protection, and the reduction of vulnerability for people on the move.

The student will either work on AI Methods to detect and predict forced displacement or on privacy protected edge computing and machine learning to protect vulnerable people.

Department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering 

Closing date: 5th June 2024

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How to apply - PhD studentships

You should apply via the Essex postgraduate applications portal, ideally making contact with potential PhD supervisors before applying.

You can also find out more about our current areas of research on our staff profiles.

Questions and queries about the studentships should be sent to the School's Postgraduate Administrator (

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