DCU-CSC PhD Scholarship


To further strengthen our research collaboration with Chinese partner universities, the School of Electronic Engineering in Dublin City University is pleased to announce PhD scholarships to cover four years tuition fees for full-time study towards a PhD in DCU.

Selected high calibre students from our partner Chinese universities who also receive a China Scholarship Council PhD scholarship (to cover living cost) will be enrolled in a PhD programme in one of the following research Centres in the School:

  • High Speed Devices and Systems (HSDS)
  • Image Processing and Analysis (IPA)
  • Content Analysis in Context 
  • Next Generation Networks (NGN)
  • Modelling & Simulation

All of these Centres have research activity funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Under the supervision of SFI-recognised investigators, the School aims to provide a first-class research training experience for all of the students coming to DCU under this scheme.


To be eligible to receive this fees-only PhD scholarship, the applicant should also be in receipt of the China Scholarship Council PhD scholarship to cover four years living cost and return air tickets.

Application and Selection Process

Applications with the required documents should be sent by email to the School of Electronic Engineering at wangx@eeng.dcu.ie . The following information should be included in the email:

Required Documents

  • Title of proposed research project and a brief description
  • Transcript of results
  • Proof of English language level, i.e. IELTS, TOEFL etc.
  • Certificate of degree(s) awarded
  • Two academic references
  • A brief CV including contact email address and phone number
  • Other information that your feel will strengthen your application
  • Completed Postgraduate Research Application Form PGR1.


Queries should be directed to

Dr Xiaojun Wang

School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland



Dublin City University has very active research collaboration links with a number of prestigious Chinese universities particularly in the Information and Communications Technology area. DCU is ranked amongst the top 300 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education Supplement. It currently has over 10,000registered students, including over 300 Chinese students, accross undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.

In the last four years, there were six projects jointly funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). These research projects involved collaboration with Tsinghua University, Beijing University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harbin Institute of Technology and Northeastern University. A number of very talented Chinese students have come to pursue their PhD research in DCU under various scholarship schemes.  

Together with our Chinese partner universities, the School of Electronic Engineering and the Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)  in DCU have jointly hosted the China-Ireland ICT Conference (CIICT 2006) conference in Hangzhou and CIICT 2007 conference in Dublin. CIICT2008 was held in Beijing in September 2008. CIICT2009 will be held in Maynooth, Ireland.  The Chinese Ambassador HE Zhang Xinsen addressed the CIICT 2007 in DCU, and the Irish Ambassador HE Delecan Kelleher addressed the CIICT 2008 in BUPT.

The School of Electronic Engineering in DCU and the International School of Software in Wuhan University have jointly established a successful collaborative masters program in 2006. The School has also research collaboration with Tsinghua University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Hangzhzou Dianzi University (HDU). The School has hosted visiting academic staff from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) and China Three Gorges University (CTGU) for between six months and one year.