President’s PhD Scholarships At Imperial College, London, 2017 (Tuition Free + £20,800/Yr)

President’s PhD Scholarships At Imperial College, London, 2017 (Tuition Free + £20,800/Yr)

The Imperial College through its President’s PhD Scholarships aims to offer opportunities to high performing undergraduate or Master’s student that have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution in the 2017/2018 academic session.

Scholarship Value

  • Full funding for tuition fees
  • A stipend of £20,800 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


  1. Applicants from any where in the world can apply. There are no restrictions on nationality.
  2. 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.
  3. Candidates with Master’s qualifications should 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 should also hold a first class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  4. Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria.
  5. 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.

Application Process

Applications will commence from early October 2016.

There is no specific application form for this scholarship. Applicants are to apply 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.

  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.

Application Deadlines

  • Applicants who apply before 11 November 2016 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 January 2017. 
  • Applicants who apply before 24 January 2017 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 March 2017. 
  • Applicants who apply before 28 March 2017 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 May 2017. 

For more information, visit the official page.