University College Dublin CONSUS PhD Scholarships at, Ireland, 2018


Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 06:17 pm

Applications are ongoing for a PhD fellowships in the UCD School of Computer Science, to work with the vast quantities of rich agricultural data to which Origin Enterprises provides access. A number of fellowships are available across a range of data-focused activities.

About University College Dublin-CONSUS

University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. It is Ireland’s largest and most diverse university with over 30,000 students  from approximately 124 countries.


The University College Dublin (UCD), together with Origin Enterprises Plc is establishing a new research programme, for a four-year period to study in Ireland. CONSUS, focuses on the application of precision agriculture to crop production with a particular emphasis on optimization of agri-food production systems leading to more efficient food production with lower environmental impacts.

CONSUS is a collaborative programme including the Schools of Computer Science, Agriculture & Food Science, Biology & Environmental Science, Biosystems & Food Engineering and Industry Partner, Origin Enterprises.

Scholarship Type:

Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme

Field of study:

Computer Science, Agriculture & Food Science, Biology & Environmental Science

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship is for a four-year period, and offers a tax-free stipend of €18,000 per annum, plus an annual contribution to tuition fees of €5,500 per annum.

To be taken in(Country):


Scholarship Number :

Not Specific

Eligible Nationality:

International students are eligible to apply.


To be eligible, Students must meet the following:

  • First or upper second class honors Bachelor’s Degree and/or Masters Degree in Computer Science or a relevant subject.
  • Candidates are to finish their relevant degree in the summer of 2018.
  • Applicants must satisfy the UCD Minimum Language Requirements.
  • Students should have experience and interest in data science, machine learning, software engineering, artificial intelligence, knowledge discovery in databases, advanced information systems, and/or data analytics.

Application Deadline:

23rd March 2018

Application Procedure: 

 Please send your CV (maximum length 5 pages including names and contact details of three referees), a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (maximum 2 pages), and an example of your writing (publication, thesis, report, dissertation, etc.).

Applications should be sent by email to Grainne Ní Nualláin ( and include the following text in the subject line: “CONSUS Ph.D. Application”.


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