Type of Funding
High performing undergraduate or Masters student who wish to undertake PhD programme at Imperial College London in AY 2019-2020 may apply for the President’s PhD Scholarships. Up to 50 scholarships will be awarded to research students with great potential to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.
The earliest start date for funded places is 1 August 2019 and the latest start date is 1 November 2019.
The scholarship provides for financial support for up to 3.5 years as follows:
- 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 and
- A programme of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School
Applicants can be of any nationality and from anywhere in the world, but only new PhD applications are eligible. Current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s PhD Scholarship.
Applicants 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. Those with a standalone Masters qualification should have achieved a distinction or 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 (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 Masters qualifications should have achieved a distinction in the one most relevant to their PhD study.
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.
Applicants should be confident that they are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme. Previous successful recipients of the scholarship have ranked highly in their class, often achieving grades of 85% or higher in their degree(s).
Applications are to be done online. There are 3 deadlines for the 2019-2020 PhD programmes: 9 November 2018, 18 January 2019 and 22 March 2019.