Scholarship Overview

Applicants are invited to apply for the PhD Studentships in Physical Layer Algorithm Design in 6G Non-Terrestrial Communications offered by the University of Surrey.

University of Surrey PhD International Studentships will include both theoretical and applied research in the well-equipped 6GIC/ICS. Future wireless communication networks are expected to provide a much more satisfying service to people by building uninterrupted and ubiquitous connectivity to everyone, everything, and everywhere with ultra-high data rate, extremely high reliability, and low latency.

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020, the University of Surrey is a renowned leading university ranked 378th globally and 33rd in the United Kingdom. Its mission is to provide excellent education while also advancing and disseminating knowledge.

Scholarship Benefits

The selected PhD candidates for University of Surrey PhD International Studentships, will be provided with international (home) tuition, living expenses, and international conference trip costs at the University of Surrey.

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Scholarship Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities are eligible for University of Surrey PhD International Studentships.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Physical layer algorithm design in 6G non-terrestrial communications
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be the UK or international students holding a relevant master’s degree qualification.


  • How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via the Information and Communication Systems programme page on the “Apply” tab.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Scanned copies of signed/stamped qualifications (certificates or transcripts)
  • A copy of your passport
  • A personal statement
  • A research proposal
  • Contact details of two referees
  • Research proposal
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants should have a master’s degree with distinction in one of Telecommunications; Electrical Engineering; Applied Mathematics.
  • Language Requirement: Students must have an IELTS minimum of 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.
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