PhD Scholarship Programme in EMEA

Region: Europe


Each Microsoft scholarship consists of an annual bursary up to a maximum of three years or a maximum of four years for an EPSRC CASE award. The monetary value of the award varies by country to reflect local differences in costs and overheads. Payment is made directly to the institution. The amount of the scholarship is the maximum amount Microsoft Research pays to the institution. In addition, every Scholar receives a fixed hardware allowance and conference allowance.

  • By applying, the PI and university or research institute is willing to accept the PhD Term Sheet as the basis for the scholarship.
  • Microsoft has a pool of CASE awards that may apply. In these circumstances, EPSRC Term Sheet will apply.

PhD Contractual Information – update for this year

All PhD Agreements, Student Description Forms and Visitor Agreements will be issued via our online contracting processing service – Docusign In our efforts to reduce paper consumption and the amount of time shipping agreements can often take, we will be utilizing an online contract processing service, Docusign for execution of all PhD Agreements. This tool allows for the collection of legally verifiable eSignatures from designated authorized signers simultaneously. Once the agreement is signed in full, all parties on the record receive the fully executed PDF document via email for their files. If your organization is not comfortable electronically signing agreements the tool still allows for you to download the agreement, print, sign, scan and upload back into the tool. Once uploaded the agreement will be routed to the next signer on the list and again once signed in full, a fully executed PDF will be sent to all parties. Further information will be sent once the selection has been made. Note: All intellectual property rights associated with funded PhD projects are subject to the terms and conditions in the PhD Term Sheet and EPSRC Term Sheet where appropriate.

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The information provided in the application is used for making our decision for the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship only. We may pass this information to external academic reviewers who have agreed to help us review the applications. All information contained in the application shall be considered by Microsoft to be non-confidential. Universities should not submit information that is confidential, restricted, or sensitive in any way and Microsoft assumes no responsibility for protecting or disclosing any such information, once submitted. Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy. Read the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement.