PhD Scholarship at University of Sheffield

PhD Scholarship at University of Sheffield

The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering is inviting talented and excellent graduates for a PhD Scholarship at the University of Sheffield.

The programme is open to students from all over the world who wish to study PhD degree in Medical and Surgical Robotics and commence in September 2019. The goal of the studentship is to develop bionic and biomedical robots that support sustained autonomous operation for long-term adaptive healthcare.

The position is funded for 3.5 years. The scholarship covers Research Council UK (RCUK) fees at the EU/UK level plus stipend and a Research Training and Support Grant (RTSG) of £1000 per annum.


Candidates should have a background in the following fields: Mechanical Engineering (mechanism designs, actuators, fabrication, and mechanics modeling), Electrical Engineering (sensors, remote communication, microcontrollers, circuit design), Material Engineering (materials modelling, characterization and fabrication, biomaterials), Control (bio-machine interaction, optimization, estimation), Mechatronics or Robotics, or a related field.

  • applicants to have a minimum undergraduate Honours degree (UK 2:1 or better) or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant Science or Engineering subject from a reputable institution.
  • Guidance is available for overseas candidates about equivalent qualifications provided by the University International Office.
  • Applicants with other qualifications or experience should contact the Department’s Research Support Officer so that we can check on your eligibility.
  • An approved English Language qualification such as IELTS (a minimum overall score of 6.5 (with 6 in each component) is required) or TOEFL (a minimum overall score of 88 is required with at least 19 in Listening, 19 in Writing, 20 in Reading and 22 in Speaking). Full information about what we accept can be found here.

Evidence of your potential to carry out a research study successfully. This may come from any of the following:

  • Your research proposal
  • Excellent marks in a substantial research project/dissertation undertaken as part of your undergraduate or masters course (including detail of any awards and/or prizes)
  • Academic references which clearly demonstrate your strengths as an independent research
  • Authorship of academic papers in internationally recognized journals or conferences

How to Apply

In order to apply for this program, you need to take part in a PhD degree at the university. After being enrolled at university they can fill the application form through an online portal.

The deadline for applications: July 28, 2019.

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