President’s PhD Scholarship for Brilliant Students at Imperial College London

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  • Apply Before : November 6, 2020
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree PH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSPTE Academic
  • No. of Opportunity 50
  • Fields of study Various
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 74765
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Opportunity Description


Applications are now open for the Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarship for the academic year of 2021/2022. This scholarship offers an outstanding opportunity for potential PhD students with string desire to study and undertake research at a world-class research institution.

The President’s PhD Scholarships provides up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research area with the support of an excellent supervisor. So, if you are a high-performing undergraduate or master’s student, you could secure this scholarship and shine in your postgraduate studies.


Application deadlines:

Applications put forward for this scholarship scheme are open throughout the academic year.

  • Applicants who apply before 6 November 2020and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 January 2021.
  • Candidates who apply before 8 January 2021and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 March 2021.
  • Applicants who apply before 19 March 2021and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 May 2021.

University: Imperial College London

Country: UK

Duration: 3.5 years

Start date:

The earliest: 1 August 2021

The latest: 1 November 2021


The president’s scholarship provides:

  • Full tuition fee funding
  • An allowance of £21,600 per year to assist with living costs
  • A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study
  • A program of bespoke opportunities and eventsdelivered by the Graduate School

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the stated criteria:

  • Applicants should make sure that they are able to show outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme.
  • Applications are open to highly qualified candidates worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality.
  • Applicants must be among the highest-achieving students in their undergraduate group, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK degree or its equivalent.
  • Candidates with a single Master’s qualification must have achieved a distinction or, be able to provide evidence of high performance that will result in distinction. They must also hold a first class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • 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 foreign institutions are strongly urged to make sure their scores/grades match with relevant eligibility criteria or their equivalent.
  • Before applying,candidates must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed on supervising their research project. Please note that supervisors are limited to supervise one student at any time.

To read about English language requirements of the university, go to this link.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit their application for admission at Imperial online. Then, the chosen department will put the application forward for the scholarship based on academic merit and potential.

Apply online

What you need to provide:

  1. Personal statement: where you must ensure that it consists of approx. 1000 words (maximum 2 pages_ a must) outlining your academic and research achievements to date, explaining in brief your planned research project.
  2. You may submit updated versions of this statement if required following application submission.
  3. 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.
  4. You must also meet any additional application requirements indicated by your department of choice

Selection process and criteria

This scholarship opportunity is extremely competitive, with higher than usual eligibility requirements, so your academic merit and potential matter the most.

Review of the application consists of a two-stage process.

First, the related departments review the applications and shortlist the very best candidates. Second, the department sends the list to the University’s Selection Panel to make the final selection.

The College’s Selection Panel evaluates applications against the following criteria:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Research potential
  3. Suitability of candidate

Successful candidates will receive written confirmation of their scholarship. Any offer of a PhD place will be contingent on final interview by the Department and (if appropriate) on the candidate receiving the predicted qualifications.

Should you have any questions regarding the scheme, please contact [email protected].

Visit the official link of the scholarship here.

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