If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London.
Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:
- Full funding for tuition fees.
- A stipend of £21,200 per annum to assist with living costs.
- A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study.
HOW MANY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?
The President’s fully funded PhD Scholarships aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.
IS SCHOLARSHIP ANNUAL?
Fully funded PhD Scholarships are awarded yearly to international graduate students to study in the United Kingdom (UK). You are strongly advised to visit this website regularly to see more scholarship opportunities.
Important Information: Applicants should note that some universities funding scholarship require that they must apply for admission to the University or be existing students of the university before they can be considered for a Scholarship. Most Universities funding scholarships are unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at the university while some other universities automatically award scholarships to international students whom have an admission offer of a place in the university.
Fully funded PhD Scholarships are open to students of any nationality. There are no restrictions on nationality.
WHERE CAN SCHOLARSHIP BE TAKEN?
Scholarships can be taken at Imperial College London, United Kingdom (UK).
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Applications are accepted from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality.
- Candidates must be among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK degree or equivalent.
- Candidates with a standalone Master’s qualification must have achieved a distinction or, where this has yet to have been achieved, be able to provide evidence of high performance that will lead to a distinction. They must also hold a first class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent (integrated Masters that form part of an undergraduate degree, e.g. MEng, MSci, M.Math, are assessed by Admissions as an undergraduate qualification when determining eligibility). Candidates with multiple standalone Master’s qualifications must have achieved a distinction in the one most relevant to their PhD study.
- Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria
- Prior to applying candidates must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise their research project. Please note that supervisors are limited to supervise one scholar at any time. Please review the President’s PhD Scholarships – Unavailable Supervisors page for more information. Please note: current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s PhD Scholarship. The scheme is only open to new PhD applications.
HOW TO APPLY
There is not a specific scholarship application form for the Fully funded PhD Scholarships. You should submit your application for admission to study at Imperial through our online admissions system and your department will put you forward for the scholarship based on academic merit and potential.
- When prompted for a personal statement you must ensure that it consists of approx. 1000 words (maximum 2 pages) and outlines your academic and research achievements to date, explaining in brief your planned research project. The selection panel will not consider statements exceeding the 2 page limit. You may submit updated versions of this statement if required following application submission.
- To be considered for the President’s fully funded PhD Scholarships scheme, applicants must select this option in the funding section of the additional questions tab within the online application form.
- You must also meet any additional application requirements stated by your department of choice.
Eligible candidates will be advanced to the next review and selection process; please see the deadlines below.
WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT A DECISION ON MY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION?
Applications put forward for this scholarship scheme will be considered throughout the academic year.
- Applicants who apply before 9 November 2018 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 January 2019.
- Applicants who apply before 18 January 2019 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 30 March 2019.
- Applicants who apply before 22 March 2019 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 May 2019.
As specified above.