The President’s Ph.D. Scholarships aims to provide up to 50 research students with high potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.Opportunities for Ph.D. funding via this scheme are extremely competitive, with higher than usual eligibility requirements.
- 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 an award. 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. Please note that supervisors are limited to manage one scholar at any time. Please review the President’s Ph.D. Scholarships – Unavailable Supervisors page for more information. Please note: current registered Imperial Ph.D. students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s Ph.D. Scholarship. The scheme is only open to new Ph.D. applications.
Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:
- Full funding for tuition fees
- A stipend of £20,800 per annum to assist with living costs
- A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first three years of study
- A program of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School
How to apply for the President’s Ph.D. Scholarship
There is not a specific scholarship application form. You should submit your request 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 two pages) and outlines your academic and research achievements to date, explaining in brief your planned research project.
- To be considered for the President’s Ph.D. Scholarship 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.
Location: Imperial College London
Level of study: PhD
Deadline: May 31, 2017