Imperial College Fully-funded Ph.D. Scholarships
If you're a high-performing undergraduate or Master's student aspiring to pursue a Ph.D. program at a world-class research institution, you have the chance to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a Ph.D. place at Imperial College London. The President's Ph.D. \ Scholarships aim to support up to 50 research students with remarkable potential in their chosen research field, providing them with the guidance of an excellent supervisor.
Eligibility and Benefits
Opportunities for Ph.D. funding through this scheme are highly competitive, with rigorous eligibility criteria. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic performance, often achieving grades of 85% or higher in their degree(s). The benefits of the scholarship include:
Eligible Countries and Locations
The Imperial College Fully-funded Ph.D. Scholarships are open to international candidates. Students from Imperial College London, the UK, and worldwide are welcome to apply. The scholarship is taken at Imperial College in London, UK.
The selection process for the President's Ph.D. Scholarships consist of two stages:
The Department to which candidates have applied will review applications from candidates who meet or are predicted to meet the eligibility requirements. The departments will shortlist the best candidates and present them to the Imperial College Selection Panel.
The Imperial College Selection Panel, comprised of the Vice-Provost (Research) and the Faculty Vice-Deans for Research, will make the final decision. The panel will consider shortlisted candidates from all faculties and select the recipients based on their potential.
Successful candidates will receive written confirmation of their scholarship. The offer of a PhD place is conditional on a final interview by the Department and, if applicable, the candidate receiving the predicted qualifications.
To apply for the Imperial College Fully-funded Ph.D. For scholarships, follow these steps:
Submit your application for admission to study at Imperial through the online admissions system. Your department will put you forward for the scholarship based on your academic merit and potential.
In the personal statement section, provide an approximately 1000-word statement (maximum 2 pages) outlining your academic and research achievements to date. Briefly explain your planned research project. Please note that statements exceeding the 2-page limit will not be considered by the selection panel. You may submit updated versions of the statement if required after submitting the application.
In the funding section of the additional questions tab within the online application form, select the option to be considered for the President's Ph.D. Scholarship scheme.
Make sure to meet any additional application requirements specified by your department of choice.
Please submit your application in English.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Are international students eligible to apply for the Imperial College Fully-funded Ph.D. Scholarships?
Yes, the scholarships are open to talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK, and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality.
2. How competitive is the selection process?
The selection process is highly competitive, and only candidates with outstanding academic performance and potential will be shortlisted.
3. What are the benefits of the scholarship?
The scholarship covers full tuition fees, provides a stipend of £21,400 per annum for living costs, and offers a consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study.
4. How long is the duration of the scholarship?
The scholarship is awarded for up to 3.5 years.
5. When will I be notified if I am awarded the scholarship?
Notification dates vary depending on the application timeline. Please refer to the specific dates mentioned in the application timelines section above.
6. Can currently registered Imperial Ph.D. students apply for the President's Ph.D. Scholarship?
No, the scheme is only open to new Ph.D. applicants. Currently, registered Imperial Ph.D. students are not eligible to be considered for the President's Ph.D. Scholarship.
7. How are the recipients of the scholarship selected?
The Department will review applications and shortlist the best candidates to present to the Imperial College Selection Panel. The final decision will be made by the panel, considering the shortlisted candidates from all faculties.
8. What should I include in my personal statement?
In your personal statement, include your academic and research achievements to date, and provide a brief overview of your planned research project. The statement should not exceed 2 pages.
9. Can I update my personal statement after submitting the application?
Yes, if necessary, you may submit updated versions of your personal statement after submitting the application.
10. Is there a specific scholarship application form?
No, there is no specific scholarship application form. Your application for admission to study at Imperial will be considered for the scholarship based on your academic merit and potential.