2018 University College Dublin CONSUS PhD Scholarships (Ireland): Apply Now

Applications are ongoing for the University College Dublin CONSUS PhD Scholarships at School of Computer Science, to work with the vast quantities of rich agricultural data to which Origin Enterprises provides access.

The University College Dublin (UCD), together with Origin Enterprises Plc is establishing a new research programme, for a four-year period to study in Ireland. CONSUS, focuses on the application of precision agriculture to crop production with a particular emphasis on optimization of agri-food production systems leading to more efficient food production with lower environmental impacts.

CONSUS is a collaborative programme including the Schools of Computer Science, Agriculture & Food Science, Biology & Environmental Science, Biosystems & Food Engineering and Industry Partner, Origin Enterprises.

Scholarship Type:

Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme

Field of study:

Computer Science, Agriculture & Food Science, Biology & Environmental Science

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship is for a four-year period, and offers a tax-free stipend of €18,000 per annum, plus an annual contribution to tuition fees of €5,500 per annum.

To be taken in(Country):


Scholarship Number:

Not Specific

Eligible Countries:

International students are eligible to apply.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

To be eligible, Students must meet the following:

  • First or upper second class honors Bachelor’s Degree and/or Masters Degree in Computer Science or a relevant subject.
  • Candidates are to finish their relevant degree in the summer of 2018.
  • Applicants must satisfy the UCD Minimum Language Requirements.
  • Students should have experience and interest in data science, machine learning, software engineering, artificial intelligence, knowledge discovery in databases, advanced information systems, and/or data analytics.

How to Apply for the Scholarship: 

 Please send your CV (maximum length 5 pages including names and contact details of three referees), a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (maximum 2 pages), and an example of your writing (publication, thesis, report, dissertation, etc.).

Applications should be sent by email to Grainne Ní Nualláin (grainne.ninuallain@ucd.ie) and include the following text in the subject line: “CONSUS Ph.D. Application”.

Scholarship Link

Application Deadline:

23rd Nov 2018.

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