Apply For 2016/2017 Pompeu Fabra University DTIC PhD Fellowships in Spain

Apply For 2016/2017 Pompeu Fabra University DTIC PhD Fellowships in Spain

The Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra offers PhD Fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017. Both EU and non-EU researchers can apply for these fellowships.

The university provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.

Information and Communication Technologies Engineering (ETIC), is a young and energetic multidisciplinary department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona. UPF is ranked as the most productive university in Spain in research outcome and attraction of funds (THE2013) and 13th worldwide among young universities (THE2013, 100 under 50).

According to Spanish regulations regarding access to university studies, no specific certificates are required to prove their knowledge of Spanish. In general, students can prove their level of command of Spanish by presenting the results received at the DELE test (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera), by presenting the results from school studies or any other studies. Their university will check whether their level of Spanish is sufficient for them to be able to successfully pass their studies in Spain.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral degree programme.

Study Subject: Students will pursue doctoral studies in one of the Research Areas of the department which include Cognition, Computation and Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Theoretical Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Ubiquitous Computing, Information Retrieval and Data Mining, Cognitive Multimedia Technologies, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Image Processing for Enhanced Cinematography, Sound and Music Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Graphics and Educational Technologies, Network Technologies and Strategies, Wireless Communications, Information Theory and Coding, Computational Neuroscience, Instrumentation and Biomedical Electronics, Computational Imaging and Computational Physiology, Analysis of Biomedical Data and Non-Linear Signal Analysis.

Scholarship Award: There are 3 possible types of predoctoral contracts with established minimum gross monthly salary of 986, 76€. This amount can vary according to the research group:
-TEACHING: 1) including 60 teaching hours/academic year*. Fellowship fully paid by department
2) including 40 teaching hours /academic year* and research tasks. Fellowship funded between department and research group
-RESEARCH: 3) includes only research tasks and is funded ONLY by research group.
-Non-EU students will have a reduction of 24,75% the three first months (until December, if the contract starts in October). The corresponding taxes will be deducted from January when the new fiscal year starts.
* Teaching hours will be carried out at UPF undergraduate engineering degrees according to the PhD student background. A knowledge of Spanish or Catalan will be required after the first year of fellowships for those teaching in 1st or 2nd year.

Scholarship can be taken at: Spain

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for fellowships:
-Candidates must have submitted a PhD application. Only candidates accepted to the PhD program are eligible a fellowship (PRC). Hence, every fellowship application should be paired up with an admissions application into the PhD program. Admissions to the PhD program are handled by the University Admission Office.
-The Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra seeks doctoral applications from talented students with a strong interest in research. Candidates for PhD positions must hold an M.Sc degree or equivalent.

Nationality: Both EU and non-EU researchers can apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Candidates for PhD positions must hold an M.Sc degree or equivalent.

English language Requirements: According to Spanish regulations regarding access to university studies, no specific certificates are required to prove their knowledge of Spanish. In general, students can prove their level of command of Spanish by presenting the results received at the DELE test (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera), by presenting the results from school studies or any other studies. Their university will check whether their level of Spanish is sufficient for them to be able to successfully pass their studies in Spain.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted continuously with 5 application periods along the year, until June, 10th, 2016.

Scholarship Link

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