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2013/14 Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Computer Science, University of Leicester, UK

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Microsoft Research Ltd is offering fully funded PhD studentship in Computer Science at University of Leicester in UK. The International, UK/Europe students can apply for this scholarship. Students should have a first-class or good upper second-class honors degree in computer science or a closely related discipline. English proficiency is required. Students should be a good programmer with knowledge of semantics. The studentship covers tuition fees for three years and includes an annual stipend. 

About Scholarship: The Department of Computer Science is pleased to offer this fully-funded studentship for October 2013 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. The studentship is funded by Microsoft Research Ltd. and will pay UK/EU tuition fees for three years and includes an annual stipend. 

Study: Courses offered by the department of Computer Science

Course Level: PhD degree

Scholarship By: Microsoft Research Ltd.

Location: UK

Duration: three years

Value: The studentship is funded by Microsoft Research Ltd. and will pay UK/EU tuition fees for three years and includes an annual stipend. 

Eligibility:

-Applicants must have a first-class or good upper second-class honors degree (or equivalent qualification) in computer science or a closely related discipline.

-Applicants must also meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements.

-While applicants are not required to hold a completed MSc degree, holding such a degree (or being in the process of obtaining one) would be an advantage.

-Ideally applicants should be a good programmer (with knowledge of one of the main functional programming languages such as OCaml, Haskell, SML etc), with background in semantics (particularly operational semantics), theorem proving, and verification.

-Applicants must have a strong interest in producing reliable systems.

-This studentship is open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants. Please note though that the award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. International applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates.

-The studentship is for full-time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2013.

-The Department of Computer Science is committed to the Athena SWAN programme and we welcome applications from suitably qualified female candidates. We also support flexible working to promote a balanced work/home life. 

Scholarship Open for: The International UK/Europe (Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City) students can apply 

Notification: The University envisages interviews taking place before the end of June, with notification before the end of June (if a suitable applicant can be found). Candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted by the University. If you do not receive a communication from the University within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. 

Apply: The mode of applying is Online and by Post. To apply, simply follow our three-point checklist:

-Draft a brief (up to 1,000 words) personal statement explaining why you would like to work in this area and describing any relevant research experience, including any research projects that you have undertaken – for example, as part of a previous degree – and listing any academic work you have published or which is currently in press awaiting publication

-Prepare your supporting documents

-Submit your online application or apply by post making sure to include your personal statement and supporting documents

Deadline: 2 June 2013

Further Information: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/funding/future-filesystems

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