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International PhD Studentships in Dissecting Genetic Drivers of Obesity-Related Metabolic Diseases in UK

The University of Edinburgh Centre for Cardiovascular Science and University of Copenhagen are jointly offering International PhD Studentships in Dissecting Genetic Drivers of Obesity-Related Metabolic Diseases.

The funding program aims to support students from any country and want to undertake their PhD degree at the university for the academic year 2022-2023.

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Overseas students have a great funding opportunity to complete their PhD studies.

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The University of Edinburgh is Scotland’s most prominent and oldest university, offering courses in the arts, humanities, and computer science. It offers international students a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Why study at the University of Edinburgh?  Students can advance their careers by participating in leadership training at the university. Students will be able to study in a variety of ways, including on-campus taught programmes and online part-time study.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Edinburgh Centre for Cardiovascular Science and University of Copenhagen
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Awards: £15,609
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: International students
  • The award can be taken in the UK

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD degree coursework in Dissecting Genetic Drivers of Obesity-Related Metabolic Diseases
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Must have a solid background in computer architectures and machine learning.
  • Proficient skills in C, C++, and Python.
  • Must have a 1st class Bachelor’s degree and/or Distinction Master’s degree in computer science or highly related subjects.
  • Knowledge of deep learning, optimization, distributed systems, and high-performance computing is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with Dr. Mai’s recent AI system research.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To be considered for the opportunity s, applicants first have to take admission in a PhD degree programme at the Edinburgh School of Informatics. After that, candidates should apply via the online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: Students must submit all degree transcripts and certificates (and certified translations if applicable), a short research proposal (max 2 pages), a full CV and cover letter describing your background, suitability for the PhD, and research interests (max 2 pages) and two references.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission, students must have to check the entry requirements of their chosen program.
  • Language Requirement: If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. For more information go through the English language requirements

Benefits

The successful applicant is expected to spend a substantial period in Copenhagen (based flexibly on 2Y:2Y model). The studentship comes with an international fee waiver, 4 years of UKRI-level stipend (£15,609 in 21/22, with yearly increments), £5K pa APCs and £400 pa for travel.

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