The Imperial College London Scholarships is now open for the 2022-23 academic year; Students worldwide are invited to apply.
The President’s Ph.D. Scholarships provide up to 50 research students the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.
If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student and have a strong desire to undertake a Ph.D. program at a world-class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a Ph.D. place at Imperial College London
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Imperial College London, UK
Scholarship Type: Full Tuition Scholarship
Host Institution(s): Imperial College London, UK
Scholarship Worth: Full tuition + stipend of £21,600 per annum + other benefits (see benefits below)
Number of Awards: 50 scholarships available.
Study Level: PhD
Nationality: All Nationalities
Imperial College London President’s Ph.D. Scholarships | Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria: The following accounts for the eligibility conditions for getting the Imperial College London President’s Ph.D. Scholarships 2021-2022
- Applications are accepted by 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 Ph.D. study.
- Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria.
- Before 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.
- current registered Imperial Ph.D. students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s Ph.D. Scholarship.
Candidates are assessed by the Faculties and College Selection Panel against the following criteria:
- academic excellence – as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards, and distinctions. Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are 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 Master’s qualifications should have achieved a distinction or, where this has yet to be achieved, be able to provide evidence of high performance that will lead to a distinction.
- They should also hold a first-class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent. Previous successful recipients of the scholarship have often achieved grades of 85% or higher in their degree(s).
- Research Potential – as demonstrated by the candidate’s research experience to date, his/her interest in discovery, the research plan, and its potential contribution as described in their statement and the departmental justification.
- Suitability of candidate – as demonstrated by the strength of references, support from the proposed supervisor, and performance at the interview.
Scholarship Value and Benefits
Successful candidates for the Imperial College London President’s Ph.D. The scholarship will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:
- Full funding for tuition fees
- A stipend of £21,800 per annum to assist with living costs
- A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study
- A program of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School
How-to-Apply: 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.
- To be considered for the President’s PhPh.D.cholarship 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.
Application Deadline: Open through the Year