The Alan Turing Institute is inviting motivated graduates to apply for its fully funded doctoral studentship scheme in the University of Warwick in the UK, commencing October 2019.

The Alan Turing Institute offers a number of places each year to graduate students to complete a PhD through the Institute and one of their university partners. Their doctoral studentship scheme combines the strengths and expertise of our partners with the Turing’s unique position as the UK’s national institute for data science, to offer an exceptional PhD programme.

Turing doctoral students split their time between their home university and the Institute headquarters at the British Library in London. They will apply and register for their doctorate at one of the university partner institutions, where they will also spend time over the course of their PhD. Students will be supervised by faculty from the partner universities who are also Fellows of the Institute or substantively engaged with Turing.

Each year the Alan Turing Institute and Warwick offer a number of places to motivated graduate students to complete a fully funded PhD. The University will shortlist up to 3 applicants with at least one guaranteed scholarship at Warwick. Students will be expected to spend the majority of their time-based at the Alan Turing Institute at the British Library, in London and the remainder at Warwick. Studying at the Alan Turing Institute offers students a unique opportunity to undertake a data science focused PhD in a multidisciplinary environment.

Worth of Award

To support students, the Turing Institute offers a generous tax-free stipend of £20,500 per annum, a travel allowance and conference fund, and tuition fees for a period of 3.5 years.


The Institute will look to award studentships across a wide range of disciplines across their 13 university partners. Students will be expected to meet the admissions, progression and training requirements of that department and university.

Normally students are expected to meet the following criteria*:

  • Candidates must hold or expect to hold a UK first or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline relevant to data science.
  • Candidates will normally have relevant research experience gained through their Bachelor’s degree, Masters or work experience.
  • At least two satisfactory academic or relevant work placement/employment references.

*Please check eligibility criteria of your chosen department and university as these may differ slightly.

  • In line with the Institute’s cross-disciplinary research community, they particularly welcome applications from graduates whose research spans multiple disciplines and applications. Candidates are advised to read the studentship application guidance before applying.
  • The studentships are open to home/EU and international students. A limited number of studentships include fully funded international tuition fees or a partial contribution towards international tuition fees.

All students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Successful admission to one of the partner universities’ PhD programmes.
  • Acceptable proof of legal right to study in the UK or ability to satisfy the current requirements of UK Visa and Immigration.
  • Students must satisfactorily pass the Institute’s security screening process which includes a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to Apply

  • This year all applications should be made directly to the candidate’s chosen university PhD programme.
  • Candidates may choose the department and supervisor most applicable to their project but should consider the research areas of the Turing and supervisors associated with the Institute.
  • Please contact your university for detailed deadlines; all candidates are encouraged to apply early. Candidates should make it clear in their application and discussions with their potential supervisor that they would like to be considered for a Turing studentship.
  • Your chosen university will complete an initial assessment of your application and will refer selected candidates to the Institute in early February. If put forward, you will then be invited to attend a further interview at The Alan Turing Institute. Successful candidates will be awarded the Turing studentship.
  • Candidates are advised to read the studentship application guidance when preparing their application and to answer any questions.

Deadline: The deadline for applications to Warwick is January 18, 2019, 23:59 UK time.


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