Apply for Fully funded UKRI CDT Scholarship

Swansea University’s fully funded UKRI CDT Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Advance Computing

Swansea University is offering three fully funded PhD scholarships under this competitive scholarship program.

A wide range of STEMM disciplines are represented in the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Advanced Computing (AIMLAC) initiative, which aims to develop the next generation of AI innovators. Advanced multidisciplinary training is offered by the CDT in a welcoming, compassionate environment where each student is encouraged to reach their greatest potential. Candidates with a variety of backgrounds who may contribute favorably to the future of our society are urged to apply.

The UK Research and Innovation ( UKRI CDT Scholarship) fully-funded scholarships include all necessary training, research, and conference support in addition to the usual annual UKRI stipend of £17,668.

Funding provider: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Subject areas: Biological and Health Sciences; Mathematics and Computer Science; Physics and Astronomy

Project start date: 1 October 2023 (Enrolment open from mid-September)

Aligned programme of study: Various PhD (Physics, Medical and Healthcare Studies, Computer Science)

Mode of study: Full-time only

Project description:

This is a competitive scholarship scheme, and three fully funded PhD scholarships are available at Swansea University.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Advance Computing (AIMLAC) aims at forming the next generation of AI innovators across a broad range of STEMM disciplines. The CDT provides advanced multi-disciplinary training in an inclusive, caring, and open environment that nurtures each individual student to achieve their full potential. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a diverse background who can positively contribute to the future of our society.

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) fully-funded scholarships cover the full cost of tuition fees, a UKRI standard stipend of £17,668 per annum, and additional funding for training, research, and conference expenses.

The scholarships are available to both UK and international applicants.

Its partner institutions are Swansea University (lead institution), Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, the University of Bristol, and Cardiff University.

Training in AI, high-performance computing (HPC), and high-performance data analytics (HPDA) plays an essential role, as does engagement with external partners, which include large international companies, locally based start-ups and SMEs, and government and Research Council partners. Training will be delivered via cohort activities across the partner institutions.

Positions are funded for 4 years, including 6-month placements with external partners.

AIMLAC CDT Project titles:

Description of research projects and more information can be found at the UKRI CDT Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Advanced Computing (AIMLAC) website.

Please click on the link for the project you are interested and complete the APPLY online form. Please quote the project code (e.g. RS191 – AIMLAC1) for queries and within the application. If you wish to apply for more than one AIMLAC project, please complete a separate application for each project.

Eligibility for UKRI CDT Scholarship

Please see individual project adverts for more information on eligibility.

This scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality.

NB: If you are holding a non-UK degree, please see Swansea University degree comparisons to find out if you meet the eligibility.

If you have any questions regarding your academic or fee eligibility based on the above, please email with the web-link to the scholarship(s) you are interested in.


The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend of £17,668.

Additional funds will be available for research expenses.

How to Apply for UKRI CDT Scholarship

To apply, please visit the individual scholarship advert page.

For enquiries, please contact Roz Toft (

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