Cyberspace of Shujun LI >> Call for CSC Funded PhD Applicants
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Dr Shujun Li, a Deputy Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, is calling for PhD applicants who will be funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC, 国家留学基金管理委员会) to study under his supervision. Although not currently on the list of CSC's UK partners, the University of Surrey's Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS) has recently decided to offer tuition fees only scholarships (which is currently £18,000 p.a. for overseas students) for a number of successful applicants. With both a CSC scholarship and a Surrey tuition fees only scholarship, there will be full funding for a PhD student to study at Surrey.

In addition to the above CSC scholarships, there are also other funding opportunities for PhD students. More details can be found at

University of Surrey is one of Top 10 universities in the UK according to all major national league tables, and is very keen to promote research collaborations between the University of Surrey and China. Surrey's research in Computer Science has been ranked World Top 150 according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) consistently since 2012. See for more details about world and national rankings of Surrey's research in Computer Science.

Dr Li has broad interests in cyber security, multimedia computing, human-centred computing (including social computing), and applications of artificial intelligence in the above areas, and are open to discuss other related research topics. Example topics Dr Li is interested in working with the PhD applicants and a list of more concrete short-term research projects (as part of a large PhD project) can be found on his website at His overall research profile can be found at

If you are interested, please send a CV with your education background, work experience and a publications list, transcripts and the research topic you want to work on to Dr Li via email ( or You will be explained how to submit a formal application after an initial check of your qualifications and research interests.

General entry requirements for PhD students of the University of Surrey's Computer Science PhD programme can be found at Please note that people with a good banchelor degree only are also eligible for our PhD programme. In this case, you will need an equivalent degree to UK first or upper second-class 2.1 degree (requiring your average grade of all related technical modules to be above a set threshold). The English requirement is IELTS 6.5 or above and each component 6.0 or above. When you send your application, you don't have to meet the requirement, but you need to do so to start your study.

Dr Li is also in charge of PhD admissions for the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, so please also feel to contact him for general enquries about all PhD study opportunities at Surrey Computer Science.

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