There are a number of different routes you can take for applying to do a PhD with me at UCL. I have summarised the various routes on this page because the various routes can be a bit confusing, but feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
Main Funding Routes:
The UCL Statistical Science department PhD programme is a standard PhD programme most relevant if you are interested in doing a PhD on statistical or machine learning theory or methodology. The department has a list of scholarships available here, but this does not always contain all the information until applications for a particular scholarship have opened. Here’s a brief summary of what to expect:
- Departmental Teaching Assistant Scholarships This option is for either UK nationals or international students, and usually opens in February/March. The students get a full scholarship in exchange for a small amount of teaching throughout their PhD.
- UCL Research Excellence Scholarships: Another option for both UK nationals and international students is the UCL Research Excellence Scholarship. The deadline is usually in mid-January, and this caries no teaching load.
- Martingale Foundation Scholarships: For UK nationals, one option are the scholarships from the Martigale Foundation. The deadline is usually in October, and again there is no teaching load associated. This is a programme where students apply without a specific supervisor named, and can choose a supervisor once they have joined.
Alternative Funding Routes:
There are a number of other possible funding routes A list of possible options is provided here, and the following tool may be of help when searching for a scholarship you are eligible for. Depending on your country of origion, you may also be eligible for a fee partnership from UCL. Finally, one other option is the commonwealth PhD scholarships for “high-income countries” or “least developed countries and fragile states”.