A research degree for Ph.D. in the
School of Computing is usually about 3
yrs (though for some, four year scholarships are offered).
School scholarships have
been offered in the past and candidates should note that these
are highly competitive.
Scholarships are on offer
at the moment.
obtained by individual staff members through some of the academic
competitive schemes at national
and international level.
Information on these schemes and also on postgraduate
scholarship schemes are
available from the respective Web sites of the awarding bodies. See
All of these offer "project
funding" to university staff (and/or potential postgraduate students),
which covers postgraduate stipends and, in some cases, fees. Students
should contact potential supervisors in their area of interest to
ascertain if grant monies are available.
In some cases, EU fees only are
awarded and a non-EU student
be expected to find the
balance. Discussion with a potential supervisor by mail, would
normally be followed by a formal application from the student, if
feedback is positive. Information
on the areas of research interest for staff in Computing can be
found on http://www.computing.dcu.ie/research/index.html
In some cases, and with agreement
the supervisor, the School will make an offer to a student who
intends pursuing part-time research while in employment, so
self-funding may be an option.
where students have access to international scholarship
their own country or
global region, we encourage them to explore this route. We often find
that evidence of interest from this School, assuming academic
credentials and suitable supervision are agreed, is useful in
Application forms to do
postgraduate research at DCU are
from the DCU Web site under
the Office for the Vice President of Research. Completed
applications should be sent to the postgraduate desk in The Registry.
These PGR1 forms are
available at the Registry web site: http://www.dcu.ie/prospective/postgraduate_research.shtml