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.
For 2023-24, candidates applying to the President’s PhD Scholarships will also be considered for the Sir Michael Uren Engineering Scholarship and the Sir Michael Uren Medicine Scholarship, which support interdisciplinary research across medicine and engineering. These scholarships provide the same support package as the President’s PhD Scholarships.
Level of Scholarship
Imperial College London
Level/Degree of study
Full funding for tuition fees
A stipend of £22,900 (2023-24 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
An 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.
Candidates must be in receipt of, or due to receive, a first class or equivalent in an undergraduate or integrated masters degree; and/or
Candidates with a standalone Master’s qualification must have achieved a distinction or, where this has yet to have been achieved, be able to provide evidence of high performance that will lead to a distinction.
Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions should check with the relevant Admissions team if their scores/grades are equivalent to the scholarship entry criteria.
Applications are accepted from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality, although some departments may be unable to support international candidates.
The scheme is only open to new PhD applications. Current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s PhD Scholarship.
The President’s PhD Scholarships provide a generous financial package and bespoke support for PhD students. The President’s PhD Scholarship scheme considers applications at three points across the academic year (see ‘Timing’). Prior to applying you must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise your research project. Please note that supervisors are limited to supervise one scholar at any time. Please review the President’s PhD Scholarships – Unavailable Supervisors page for more information.
There is not a specific scholarship application form. You should submit your application for admission to study at Imperial through our online admissions system and your department will put you forward for the scholarship based on academic merit and potential.
Deadline: Applicants who apply before 4 November 2022 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 23 January 2023.
Applicants who apply before 6 January 2023 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 20 March 2023.
Applicants who apply before 3 March 2023 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 22 May 2023.
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