Joint PhD Scholarships

Academic year 2024


Joint PhD Scholarships are offered by the King's Centre for Doctoral Studies for joint PhD programmes between King’s College London and four of its international partner universities (listed below) for the 2024/25 academic year.

Partner Universities:

  • The University of Hong Kong

  • Humboldt University, Berlin

  • The National University of Singapore

  • The University of Sao Paulo

Award value

The scholarship covers the following:

  • Full Tuition Fees (at home or international rate)

  • Annual Stipend: at the UKRI rate (was £20,622 for the year 2023/24)

  • Annual Research Grant: £1,000 - £5000, depending on the research project whilst at King’s

Eligibility criteria

Applicants MUST:

  • be due to commence a full-time joint PhD programmes run in collaboration between King’s College London and a stated partner (The University of Hong Kong, Humboldt University, Berlin, The National University of Singapore, or The University of Sao Paulo) during the 2024/25 academic year.

  • have applied to King’s College London as the home institution;

  • have provisional agreement from supervisors at both King’s and the partner university;

  • have submitted all the required application materials by the funding deadline, including references transcripts, confirmation from the King’s supervisor to supervise you, and the Travel Plan form, which can be found online or obtained via the King’s Admissions office.

Please note that:

  • scholarships cannot commence prior to October 2024;

  • the funding is only offered for full-time study;

  • applications for joint PhD programmes must be approved by both King’s College London and the partner university before a formal admissions offer can be made. As such, the process may take longer than for a single PhD programme. Students are able to apply for the scholarship whilst their application is being considered in order to meet the set deadline;

  • students are required to spend a set minimum amount of time at the partner university (12 months for the Humboldt, NUS and USP partnerships and 50% of the overall time for the HKU partnership). Candidates must therefore note their potential periods of candidature in the Travel Plan form mentioned above.

Application closing date: 25 February 2024.


Application will close on 25 February 2024


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