Imperial College London 2021/2022 Presidents PhD Scholarships UK
Imperial College London invites applications from students worldwide for a chance to be awarded the President’s PhD Scholarships for the academic year 2021-22 to study at the institution. Imperial College London will be awarding up to 50 of the President’s PhD Scholarships for research students with great potentials.
About Imperial College London
Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.
Aim and Benefits of President’s PhD Scholarships
Successful candidates for the Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarship will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON 2021/2022 PRESIDENTS PHD SCHOLARSHIPS UK
Full funding for tuition fees
A stipend of £21,600 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
Requirements for President’s PhD Scholarships Qualification
The following accounts for the eligibility conditions for getting the Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarships 2021-2022
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.
Current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s PhD Scholarship.
Selection Criteria: Candidates are assessed by the Faculties and College Selection Panel against the following criteria:
Academic excellence – as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions. Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are 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 Master’s qualifications should have achieved a distinction or, where this has yet to be 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. Previous successful recipients of the scholarship have often achieved grades of 85% or higher in their degree(s).
Research Potential – as demonstrated by the candidate’s research experience to date, his/her interest in discovery, the research plan and its potential contribution as described in their personal statement and in the departmental justification.
Suitability of candidate – as demonstrated by the strength of references, support from the proposed supervisor, and performance at interview.
How to Apply
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.
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.
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.
You must also meet any additional application requirements stated by your department of choice.