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.

PhD Studentships

Studentships may be available through the School, and through the Faculty of Science and Health.

Bio-inspired robot vision

This project will leverage deep neurophysiological insights from the living world to develop new neuroscience-inspired methods capable of achieving advanced perception and navigation for future robots.

Lead department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Closing date: 15 January 2020

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Deep learning approach for demand management in e-retailing

This project aims to apply deep learning techniques to understand major cost/emission factors of vehicle routing subject to customer choices, so as to proactively adjust pricing to schedule customer demands.

Lead department: Department of Mathematical Sciences (in collaboration with the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering)

Closing date: 27 January 2020

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Privacy-assuring signal processing for the release of healthcare data

The development of wireless technology and data-driven apps has led to an influx in tools that can help track behaviour patterns, particularly in the health and wellbeing sector.

However any disclosure of personal health-related data to legitimate entities (such as healthcare providers) to receive some utility in return (e.g., in the form of better health monitoring services) comes at the expense of a possible loss of privacy, which may have unintended and potentially adverse effects to the patients/users.

This project is concerned with issues around data privacy in relation to the sharing of healthcare patient information/signal.

Lead department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (in collaboration with the School of Health and Social Care)

Closing date: 30 January 2020

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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. For CSEE you are also required to submit the School's application form.

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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