The Imperial College President’s PhD Scholarships provide a unique opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate or Master’s students aspiring to undertake a PhD program at a prestigious research institution. This competitive scholarship scheme is designed for students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and research potential. Here’s an overview of the key aspects of these scholarships:
About the Scholarship
- Number of Scholarships: Up to 50 research scholarships.
- Duration: 3.5 years.
- Funding: Includes full tuition fees, a stipend of £25,150 per annum (2024-25 rate) for living costs, and a consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years.
- Additional Benefits: Access to bespoke opportunities and events, full range of support available to postgraduates at Imperial, including tailored support for disabled and international students.
- Nationality: Open to candidates from Imperial College London, the UK, and worldwide, with no nationality restrictions.
- Academic Criteria: Candidates must be among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, with a first-class UK degree or equivalent. For Master’s qualification holders, a distinction is required, along with a first-class undergraduate degree.
- Research Experience and Proposal: Candidates must demonstrate research potential and have a well-defined research plan.
- Supervision: Prior to applying, candidates must have arranged a supervisor from an academic department at Imperial College London.
- Contact a Supervisor: Candidates must have agreed with a supervisor who will oversee their research project.
- Online Application: Apply for admission to study at Imperial through the online admissions system. The department will consider your application for the scholarship based on academic merit and potential.
- Documentation: Include a personal statement and a 2-page research proposal. Use ‘they/them’ language for references.
- Two Academic Referees: Names of two academic referees who can support your application.
- Two-Stage Review: Initially by the Department, followed by the Imperial College Selection Panel.
- Criteria: Academic excellence, research potential, and performance at interview.
- Notification Timelines: Varies based on the application submission date (end of January, March, or May 2024, depending on the application deadline).
- First Deadline: 6 November 2023.
- Second Deadline: 8 January 2024.
- Third Deadline: 4 March 2024.
- Start Dates: Funded places start between 1 August and 1 November 2024.
- Imperial College London: Known for its excellence in teaching and research, Imperial College London fosters interdisciplinary collaboration to address global challenges.
For more details and to apply, visit the Imperial College website.