University of Mauritius MPhil/PhD Scholarship (Full-time) 2020/2021
This MPhil/PhD (MPhil transfer to PhD) scholarship is offered as part of the
funding provided by the Higher Education Commission (Previously Tertiary
Education Commission) for the project titled “A mesoscopic simulator for the optimisation of Light Rail Transit Systems”.
Application Deadline: 26th September 2020
About the Award: The proposed title for this MPhil/PhD study is “Optimising light rail transit systems using a multiobjective nature-inspired algorithm”.
Type: MPhil, PhD
Eligibility: Applicants must hold at least an Upper Second-Class Honours Degree in Computer Science/ Information Systems/ Applied Computing/ Software Engineering/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Engineering, or related fields,
from a recognised institution.
To be Taken at (Country): Mauritius
Number of Awards: 1
Value of Award: The Scholarship covers an annual tuition and registration fees up to a maximum of Rs 75,000 and a monthly stipend: MPhil – Rs 16,500; PhD – Rs 18,300.
Duration of Award: The beneficiary will be granted a maximum period of 3 years to complete his/her MPhil/PhD study.
How to Apply: A brief summary of your understanding of the subject will have to be submitted. The summary should not exceed 2 pages and should contain the following:
‣ Your understanding of the problem statement for this research;
‣ Brief literature review on optimisation algorithms applied in transport and light rail transits; and
‣ References using Harvard Referencing style.
Letter of application together with the brief summary and a detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V) as well as photocopies of qualifications, birth certificate, marriage certificates (if applicable), testimonials and equivalence of qualifications (where applicable) should reach the Dean of Faculty of Information, Communication and Digital Technologies (FoICDT), (Attention: Dr O.Gukhool), University of Mauritius, Réduit OR by email at [email protected] and copied to [email protected] (Dean, FoICDT), by 26th of September 2020, at latest.
The envelope should be clearly marked “Application for MPhil/PhD Scholarship (PV: T0104)” on the top right-hand corner. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. The University of Mauritius reserves the right:
‣ to call for interview only the most appropriate and best qualified applicants.
‣ not to make any appointment as a result of this advertisement.
‣ to conduct a written/aptitude test as and when required.
The successful award recipient must comply with the general scholarship terms and conditions, including compliance to a bond agreement.
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.