The Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) at the University of Kent is calling for applications for three batches of PhD studentships (2+3+20). Five of these studentships will be funded by the University of Kent fully. There are up to 20 more studentships for all academics of the University of Kent, to be funded jointly by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Kent.

The 5 University of Kent funded studentships provide full funding for 3 years with an annual stipend at the EPSRC rate (£15,009 p.a. for 2019-20), and a waiver of the home student fees (£4,327 p.a. for 2019-20), totaling £19,336 p.a. (based on 2019-20 figures). The full funding is for “home” students only (eligibility and detailed fees regulations in the UK can be found here.

Candidates who do not meet the “home student” criteria are still eligible to apply, but will need to bring additional funding to cover the financial gap between the overseas fees (£19,000 p.a. for 2019-20) and the home fees.

The 20 CSC funded studentships provide full funding for (Chinese) applicants who are eligible for PhD studentships from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) only. The full funding for CSC funded (Chinese) students include a stipend of £1,200 per month (£14,400 p.a. for 2019-20) provided by CSC and a waiver of full overseas fees (£19,000 p.a. for 2019-20) by the University of Kent, totaling £33,400 p.a. (based on 2019-20 figures). The CSC will also cover a return flight ticket from China to the UK, medical insurance, and one-off UK visa costs. All successful candidates are expected to start in September 2020. Further details on all studentships and how to apply can be found here. The first set of deadlines are in January 2020.

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