Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarships
Imperial College London: If you are a high-achieving undergraduate or Master’s student with a strong ambition to pursue a Ph.D. program at a world-class research institution, you may be chosen to receive full tuition costs and a good stipend for a Ph.D. position at Imperial College London. The President’s Ph.D. Scholarships seek to provide up to 50 high-potential research students with the chance to work on their chosen research subject with the assistance of an exceptional supervisor.
This scheme’s Ph.D. funding opportunities are exceptionally competitive, with higher-than-usual eligibility standards. Before applying for this scholarship program, applicants should be confident in their ability to demonstrate superior academic performance. Previous scholarship recipients have excelled in their fields, frequently obtaining 85% or better in their degree(s).
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About Imperial College London
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Brief Program Details
Sponsor(s): Imperial College London President’s Scholarship
Study Institute: Imperial College London
Benefits: Fully Funded
Eligible Countries: International (Worldwide)
Application Deadline: Open
Full Benefits of Imperial College Scholarships
Each of the 50 scholarships available provides the following support during the 3.5 years of study:
- Full funding for tuition fees
- A stipend of £25,150 (2024-25 rate) per annum to assist with living costs
- A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study
- A programme of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School
You will also have access to the full range of support available to postgraduates at Imperial, including tailored support for disabled and international students, and the wider Graduate School programme of professional skills courses.
- For the 2024–25 academic year, the earliest start date for funded places is 1 August 2024, the latest start date is 1 November 2024.
- When prompted for a personal statement you must include a 2-page document:
- the first page should be a personal statement (motivations for applying to Imperial and the scholarship, and any other supporting information not included elsewhere on the form that you feel will enhance your application)
- the second page should be your research proposal. You may submit updated versions of this statement if required following application submission if your department shortlists you for the scholarship. You are encouraged to write in the first person.
- When prompted for the names of two academic referees, these should be people who can provide an academic reference in support of your application (e.g. your personal tutor or your thesis supervisor). You should not include your proposed PhD supervisor. You are encouraged to share this guidance with your two referees, noting, in particular, the recommendation to use ‘they/them’ language (rather than gender pronouns).
- To be considered for the President’s Ph.D. Scholarship scheme, you must select this option in the funding section of the additional questions tab within the online application form.
Eligibility Requirements of the Imperial College Scholarship
- 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 supervising one scholar at any time. Please review the President’s PhD Scholarships Supervisors page for more information. Please note: currently 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 PhD applications.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should follow the instructions below to apply.
- You must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise your research project.
- Supervisors are limited to supervising one scholar at any time. Please review the President’s PhD Scholarships – Unavailable Supervisors page for more information.
- There isn’t a specific scholarship application form.
- 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.
Scholarship-specific instructions for the admissions process are below; you must also meet any additional application requirements stated by your department of choice.
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