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London, UK.

(Fully Funded)


President’s PhD Scholarships academic year 2019-2020

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, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London.

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The President’s PhD Scholarships aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Opportunities for PhD funding via this scheme are extremely competitive, with higher than usual eligibility requirements. Applicants should be confident that they are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme. Previous successful recipients of the scholarship have ranked highly in their class, often achieving grades of 85% or higher in their degree(s).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

All academic departments offered by the Imperial College of London are available for the scholarship

Faculty of Engineering

  • Aeronautics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computing
  • School of Design Engineering
  • Earth Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Medicine

  • Institute of Clinical Sciences
  • Department of Medicine
  • National Heart and Lung Institute
  • School of Public Health
  • Department of Surgery and Cancer

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Centre for Environmental Policy

Imperial College Business School

Center for Languages, Culture and Communication

  • PhD in Arabic, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish Studies
  • PhD in science communication studies
  • Global Challenge institutes

If you have an idea for a PhD that falls within the remit of one of Global Challenge institutes please contact them directly to discuss before making a formal application to the College.

  • Data Science Institute
  • Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment
  • Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering
  • Institute for Security Science and Technology
  • Institute of Global Health Innovation

To find further information about the PHD programs offered click Here.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3.5 years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applications are accepted from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality.
  • Candidates must be among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK degree or equivalent.
  • 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. They must also hold a first class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent (integrated Masters that form part of an undergraduate degree, e.g. MEng, MSci, M.Math, are assessed by Admissions as an undergraduate qualification when determining eligibility). Candidates with multiple standalone Master’s qualifications must have achieved a distinction in the one most relevant to their PhD study.
  • Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria
  • Prior to applying candidates must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise their 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.

Please note: Current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s PhD Scholarship. The scheme is only open to new PhD applications.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:

  • Full funding for tuition fees;
  • A stipend of £21,200 per annum to assist with living costs;
  • A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study;
  • programme of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School.

How to Apply

First Step: There is not a specific scholarship application form.  You should submit your application for admission to study at Imperial through the online admissions system and your department will put you forward for the scholarship based on academic merit and potential.

  • Create your own account and choose your desired PhD Area through registration.
  • Activate your account from verification message sent to your e-mail, check your e-mail.
  • Log in using your username and password.
  • Click ”Start New application”.
  • Complete your application form, then ”Submit”.

Second Step: After creating an account the application will pass through:

  • Proposed studies and personal information;
  • Academic experience;
  • Additional qualifications;
  • Confidential information;
  • Marketing information;
  • Submission.

Please note that:

  1. When prompted for a personal statement you must ensure that it consists of approx. 1000 words (maximum 2 pages) and outlines your academic and research achievements to date, explaining in brief your planned research project. The selection panel will not consider statements exceeding the 2 page limit. You may submit updated versions of this statement if required following application submission.
  2. To be considered for the President’s PhD Scholarship scheme, applicants must select this option in the funding section of the additional questions tab within the online application form.
  3. You must also meet any additional application requirements stated by your department of choice.

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