Fully-funded PhD Scholarships at Imperial College

The President’s Imperial College offers Fully-funded phD Scholarships at Imperial College. This is an outstanding opportunity for potential international Ph.D. students for the 2020/2021 academic session

Are you a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student and have a strong desire to undertake a Ph.D. course 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. At imperial college, the President’s 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.

Opportunities for Ph.D. via this scheme in terms of funding are extremely competitive, with higher than usual eligibility requirements. The applicants should be confident that they are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme. However, Previous successful recipients of the scholarship have ranked highly in their class, often achieving grades of 85% or higher in their degree(s).

    • Applicants who apply before 8th November 2023 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 4th February 2023. 
    • Any applicant who applies before 10th January 2023 and are awarded a scholarship will now be notified by 31st March 2023.
    • Applicants who apply before 20th March 2023 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 29th May 2023
  • Offered annually? Yes
  • Number of Awardees: up to 50
  • Duration of Scholarship: up to 3.5 years
  • Award Provider: Imperial College
  • Eligible Countries: International
  • To be taken at (country): London, UK

Imperial College Fully-funded PhD Scholarships Eligibility: 

  1. Applications are accepted from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality.
  2.  The 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.
  3. Any applicant 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. M.Eng, M.Sci, M.Math. and are assessed by Admissions as an undergraduate qualification when determining eligibility). Any candidate with multiple standalone Master’s qualifications must have achieved a distinction in the one most relevant to their PhD study.
  4. Any candidate with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria.
  5. 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. It is imperative to note that supervisors are limited to supervise one scholar at any time. Also review the President’s PhD Scholarships Supervisors page for more information. However, any current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s PhD Scholarship because this scheme is only open to new PhD applications.

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by a two-stage process:

  1. Candidates meeting or predicted to meet the eligibility requirements will be reviewed by the Department to which they have applied. The finest candidates will be shortlisted by departments and presented to the Imperial College Selection Panel for review.
  2. The Imperial College Selection Panel will make the last call. The Vice-Provost for Research and the Faculty Vice-Deans for Research are the panel’s members. Candidates from all Faculties who have been shortlisted will be considered by the Panel. The applicants with the greatest potential will get scholarships.

The scholarship will be confirmed in writing to the chosen individuals. Any PhD position offer is contingent on the candidate passing the department’s final interview and (if applicable) meeting the prerequisites.

Those who don’t get the scholarship will be automatically considered for the PhD


How to Apply for the Imperial College Fully-funded PhD Scholarships: There is not a specific scholarship application form. The online admissions portal is where you should submit your application to study at Imperial, and your department will nominate you for the scholarship based on your academic standing and potential.

  1. When asked to submit a personal statement, make sure it is approximately 1000 words long (no more than two pages), summarizes your academic and research accomplishments to date, and briefly describes your intended research project.
  2. Statements longer than two pages will not be taken into consideration by the selection panel. After submitting your application, you may submit revised copies of this statement if necessary
  3. Candidates must choose this option in the funding section of the extra questions page inside the online application form if they want to be considered for the President’s PhD Scholarship scheme.
    You also need to fulfill any further

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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