President's PhD Scholarships, Imperial College London 2020-21

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EligibilityPhD applicants
RegionUnited Kingdom
AwardFull tuition fee waiver and a stipend of GBP 21,400 per annum
DeadlineAlways Open

About the Program


Imperial College London invites applications for President's PhD Scholarships 2020-21 from high performing undergraduate or Master's students who wish to enrol for a PhD programme. Up to 50 research students will be selected for this scholarship. They will receive a tuition fee waiver and a generous annual stipend. 

  • President's PhD Scholarships, Imperial College London 2020-21
    DeadlineAlways Open

    To be eligible for these scholarships, an applicant must:

    • Be a talented candidate from Imperial College London, UK or any country worldwide
    • Be among the highest achievers in his/her undergraduate cohort
    • Be in receipt of or due to receive a first-class UK degree or equivalent
    • Have achieved a distinction (for candidates with a standalone Master's qualification)
    • Have obtained scores/grades equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria (for overseas students)
    • Have already made contact with a supervisor at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise the research project

    Candidates selected for the scholarships will receive the following benefits for a duration of up to 3.5 years:

    • Full funding for tuition fee
    • An annual stipend of GBP 21,400 to assist with living costs
    • An annual consumables fund of GBP 2,000 for the first 3 years of study
    • Personal statement outlining the academic and research achievements to date and the planned research project (in approx. 1,000 words and maximum 2 pages)
    • Academic transcripts
    • References
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply:

    Step 1: Visit the online application portal
    Step 2: Select the relevant program.
    Step 3: Log in or create a new account.
    Step 4: Access the application after verifying the email address.
    Step 5: Fill out the application form with the required details.
    Step 6: Upload the relevant documents.
    Step 7: Submit the application.

Important Dates

Application accepted throughout the year

Selection Criteria
  • The departments to which the applicant has applied will shortlist the eligible candidates and present them to the Imperial College Selection Panel for consideration.
  • The Selection Panel will then assess the candidates based on the following criteria:
    • Academic excellence
    • Research potential
    • Suitability of candidate
Terms and Conditions
  • Current PhD students are not eligible for President's PhD scholarships as the scheme is open to only new PhD applicants.
  • The personal statement should not exceed the 2-page limit.
  • While filling the online application form, candidates must select the President's PhD Scholarship scheme in the funding section of the additional questions tab.
  • Any offer of a PhD place will be conditional on the final interview by the Department and (if applicable) on the candidate receiving the predicted qualifications.

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