President's PhD Scholarships

Academic year 2024
Amount £25,150

Overview

Overview

If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master's student and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world-class research institution, a President's PhD Scholarship could provide you with the outstanding opportunity to receive full funding for tuition fees and a generous stipend for a 3.5 year PhD place at Imperial College London.

The President’s PhD Scholarships allow students to undertake a research project of their choosing with the support of an excellent supervisor, alongside cohort-building opportunities with other President's PhD Scholars.

What the Scholarship Covers

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.

Check if you're eligible

This competitive scheme has higher than usual eligibility requirements, attracting candidates that show excellent academic performance and promising research potential. 

We accept applications from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality.

The scholarship applies to both full- and part-time study.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds, as we recognise that diversity not only benefits Imperial but also helps the sector to better represent the communities that we serve.

Academic Criteria

  1. Candidates must be in receipt of, or due to receive, a first class or equivalent in an undergraduate or integrated Masters degree; or if this has not been achieved

  2. Candidates must be in receipt of (or where this has yet to be received be able to provide evidence of high performance that will lead to) a distinction in a standalone Master’s qualification.

This allows candidates who have demonstrated excellence at Master's level, but not achieved a first class undergraduate degree, to be able to apply to the scheme.

Candidates with only a single undergraduate degree or integrated Master’s must still must be in receipt of, or due to receive, a first class or equivalent.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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Ishwar
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Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
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MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
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Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
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Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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