Ph.D PhD Scholarships in Computer Science

at University of Kaiserslautern in Germany

Research topic:
The Software Engineering: Analysis of Quantitative Aspects (AQUA) group is a newly founded research group which focuses on integrating statistical concepts into practical software engineering.

We are having PhD positions open specifically for European students (which are encouraged to apply) but also one position for international students.

We require:
We are interested in PhD students who have a good academic record (first class honours or equivalent with marks above 80-85%) with background in one or more of the following areas:

  • probabilistic logics and probabilistic verification
  • quality attributes such as performance, reliability, availability, safety, and security
  • software engineering (in the areas of embedded systems, robotics, etc. )
  • formal methods in system design
  • statistics
  • machine learning
  • mathematics

Since the projects involve working with other PhD students and industrial partner, communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are especially required.

Basically, the benefits can be summarised as follows:

  • You will work on real-world research problems. (There will always be opportunities to cooperate with major software and systems engineering companies, especially in the automotive and avionic domain.)
  • You will be trained in all skills that are required to successfully finish you research project. Our goal is to help you develop the skills, connections, and opportunities required, that ensure a successful postgraduate career.
  • You will create research outputs at the highest standards. In today’s world, it is not only enough to be good, students must be great and competitive compared to other graduate students. Please have
    a look at our own research outputs.
  • You will get optimal and continuous supervision. Our goal is to give you strong support on your research from a technical side. However, we also try to help our students to develop their personal
  • You study in a friendly and cooperative environment. Kaiserslautern is known for its friendliness.

The scholarship carries a value of around 18,000 Euro p.a., with tuition fee exemption for both German and international students. The selection process will be competitive. If you are interested in a research project, please provide the following information (for the first selection round) via email to by apply now .

  1. a detailed curriculum vitae
  2. a short description less than 1 page of your research interests and why do you think they fit with the mission of the AQUA group.
  3. an electronic copy of undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts (we normally require marks above 80-85% or a GPA 3.70/4)
  4. evidence of English proficiency for non-native English speaker (the official language of the group is English).

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