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Microsoft PhD Scholarship Program (EMEA) 2020

Microsoft PhD Scholarship Program (EMEA) 2020

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Applications are now open for the Microsoft PhD Scholarship Program (EMEA) 2020. Microsoft PhD scholarships consist of an annual bursary up to a maximum of three years for PhD supervisors also students to do collaborative research projects with Microsoft Research Cambridge.

Moreover, Each year, PhD supervisors from academic institutions in EMEA are invited to submit their proposals for collaborative research projects with Microsoft PhD Research Cambridge. Applications are then peer-reviewed and a number of projects selected for funding. PhD students are to the selected projects also begin their research in the following academic year under the supervision of their academic supervisor, with co-supervision from a researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge.

The Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) was in 2004 and has so far supported more than 200 PhD students from more than 18 countries and 51 institutions. Some of the Scholars may also be offered—at the sole discretion of Microsoft Research—an internship in one of the Microsoft Research laboratories. Internships involve working on a project alongside and as part of a team of Microsoft researchers. Scholars are paid during their internship—in addition to their scholarship bursary.


Each Microsoft scholarship consists of an annual bursary up to a maximum of three years. Also,  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 direct 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.


  • Applications must not be by students but by PhD supervisors, who must have been nominate by Microsoft Research prior to the submission deadline.
  • Only applications from institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will be considered.
  • The institute agrees to the terms and conditions in the PhD Term Sheet and EPSRC Term Sheet where appropriate and there will be no negotiation once the selections have been made and communicated.
  • Applicants must be by a Microsoft supervisor to be eligible to submit an application.
  • The proposed research must be closely related to our research themes at Microsoft Research in Cambridge:
    • All Data AI
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Confidential Computing
    • Future of Work
    • Game Intelligence
    • Healthcare Intelligence
    • Biological Computation


Microsoft actively seeks to foster greater levels of diversity in its workforce and in its pipeline of future researchers. Further, they are always looking for the best and brightest talent and pride themselves on their individuality.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline21 September,2019
Open toAll
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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