President’s Ph.D. Scholarships at Imperial College London

President's Ph.D. Scholarships at Imperial College London
Country of scholarship: UK
Country of Citizenship: any

The President’s Ph.D. Scholarship provides up to 50 fully-paid scholarships to outstanding scholars who wish to study a Ph.D. programme at Imperial College London. The scholarship covers recipients’ full study and living costs during 3.5 years of study. Students from all over the world, including all Arab countries, are eligible to apply.

This competitive scheme has higher than usual eligibility requirements, attracting candidates who show excellent academic performance and promising research potential. 

The scholarship allows students to undertake a research project of their choosing with the support of an excellent supervisor, alongside cohort-building opportunities with other President’s Ph.D. Scholars. Explore doctoral courses at Imperial at this link.


 4 March 2024.


 3.5 Years


  • Full funding for tuition fees.
  • A stipend of £25,150 (2024-25 rate) per annum to assist with living costs.
  • A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first three years of study.
  • Research symposiums, career workshops, and other events delivered by the Graduate School.
  • Support and well-being programmes.


Candidates must:

  • Have a first class or equivalent in an undergraduate or integrated master’s degree; or
  • Have a distinction in a standalone master’s qualification.
  • Be a new Ph.D. applicant; current registered Imperial Ph.D. students are not eligible.
  • Meet all application requirements of their department of choice.

How to Apply

  • Before you apply, you must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise your research project (check supervisor availability).
  • Apply to a Ph.D. programme through the online admissions system.
  • To be considered for a President’s Ph.D. Scholarship, select this scheme in the funding section of the “additional questions” tab, and your department will forward the scholarship application based on academic merit and potential.
  • Your application must include a two-page document whose first page is a personal statement describing your motivation for applying to Imperial and the scholarship. The second page is your research proposal.
  • You must also supply the names of two academic referees who can support your application. Neither of these should be your proposed Ph.D. supervisor. (Please share the guidance at this link with your two referees.)
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