Slovania – Fully Funded Scholarship for International Students at the University of Primorska, 2018

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The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT) is offering one fully-funded PhD scholarship at HICUP LAB.

We welcome applications from EU as well as International students who are enthusiastic about working as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on applied computer science research in the following areas:
• Human-computer Interaction
• Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
• Pervasive and Ubiquitous computing

The selected candidate will be offered a tailored research project at UP FAMNIT.

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Country of Study: Slovenia Institution/ University: University of Primorska
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018 Level of Study: Ph.D.

Institution(s)

University of Primorska is the third university in Slovenia. It is located in Koper, Izola, and Portorož and is named for the Slovenian Littoral region, where it is located.

Sponsor

University of Primorska

Scholarship Benefits

The selected candidate will receive a 36-48 month scholarship which includes:

  • Monthly payments between 700€ and 1000€ —  subject to the candidate’s academic performance and previous experience and expertise.
  • Tuition fees.
  • Research equipment and a working desk.
  • Yearly budget for other research costs for covering fieldwork and conference attendance.

Study Subject

Computer Science

Eligibility Requirement

Candidates should demonstrate outstanding academic potential with preferably a Master’s degree with distinction and need a strong first degree in Computer Science or related subject. Excellent technical ability, programming skills and proficient active and passive English language skills are essential. We seek a candidate with good prototyping skills and an inventive mind for problem solving. Specifically, we are seeking candidates with a very good knowledge in at least one of the areas of software engineering, 3D graphics, information visualisation, interaction design, computer vision, systems modelling, artificial intelligence, software development or similar. Applied mathematics or ability to learn such is also desirable.

Candidate’s obligations

Besides the regular coursework required for the doctoral study programme (more information available here http://www.famnit.upr.si/en/education/doctoral/computer-science/), the obligations of the selected candidate include 34 hours per week of research activities conducted at the HICUP lab (http://dist.famnit.upr.si/en/HICUP) as well as 6 hours per week of teaching assistant work (e.g. running lab sessions, consulting students, drafting and correcting coursework, etc.). The teaching assistant work is only conducted during term time (32 weeks per year).

If coming from outside of EU the selected candidate will need a proof of fluent English language ability (IELTS —  with min score of 6.5, ToEFL iBT —  with min score of 93 overall and min 20 in each skill or equivalent).

Selected candidates will start their studies at the latest on 1st of October 2018.

The selected candidate will progress annually, dependent on performance (successful progress into the next year of study and a positive evaluation of their work by supervisors). The selected candidate is expected to complete their doctoral studies in a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 years.

Duration

4 years

Application Procedure

Applicants for the scholarship need to include the following documents (if not in English or Slovenian all documents need to be officially translated and provided with documents in the original language):

  • A motivational letter (research proposal/personal statement).
  • A Curriculum Vitae (personal details, work experience, education and training, language skills, development skills, awards and recognitions, previous research work, publications). Maximum 4 pages.
  • Portfolio of previous research and/or development projects and/or DIY prototyping (e.g. mobile apps, web apps, DIY electronics, graphical designs, interface designs, system mockups,  DIY prototypes …)
  • A certified copy of any previously completed higher-level education degrees: e.g. bachelor degree, master degree, etc.
  • Course transcripts, GPA (grade point average) certificate of exams and tutorials, including explanations of the mark schemes used and, where possible, an indication of their class ranking/position in class.
  • Two reference letters (your two referees must be able to comment on your suitability for a research degree level of study, one of them must have been your academic tutor) originally sealed by referees.
  • If you will need a visa to study in Slovenia or UK, a copy of the page of your passport that gives your full name, passport number, etc.

Firstly, applicants should send this information in zip file to matjaz.kljun@upr.si.
In case of large files please use file sharing services such at Wetransfer (https://wetransfer.com/).

For further information regarding application, enrolment and other administrative procedures please readhttp://www.famnit.upr.si/en/education/enrolment#heading2, contact Student Services http://www.famnit.upr.si/en/education/student-services

or email Matjaž Kljun (matjaz.kljun@upr.si) or Klen Čopič Pucihar (klen.copic@famnit.upr.si).

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