President’s Scholarships at Imperial College

Field of Study: All subjects
Country of scholarship: UK


The President’s Ph.D. Scholarships Scheme at Imperial College London offers an outstanding opportunity for talented potential Ph.D. students worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality. 

The President’s Ph.D. Scholarships allow students to undertake a research project of their choosing with the support of an excellent supervisor, alongside cohort-building opportunities with other President’s PhD Scholars.

For 2023-24, candidates applying to the President’s Ph.D. Scholarships will also be considered for the Sir Michael Uren Engineering Scholarship and the Sir Michael Uren Medicine Scholarship, which support interdisciplinary research across medicine and engineering. These scholarships provide the same support package as the President’s Ph.D. Scholarships. 

Each of the 50 President’s Ph.D. Scholarships available provides the following support during the 3.5 years of study:

– Full funding for tuition fees.

– A stipend of £22,900 per annum to assist with living costs.

– A consumables fund of £2,000per annum for the first three years of study.

– A program of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School.

Deadline: Applications will be considered at three points during the academic year: 4 November 2022, 6 January 2023, and 3 March 2023.


  • Candidates must be in receipt of, or due to receive, a first class U.K. degree or equivalent; and/or 
  • Candidates with a standalone master’s degree 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.
  • Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions should check with the relevant Admissions team if their scores/grades are equivalent to the scholarship entry criteria.

How to Apply: 

There is not a specific scholarship application form. 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.

To be considered for the President’s Ph.D. Scholarship programme, applicants must select this option in the funding section of the Additional Questions tab within the online application form.

When prompted for a personal statement, you must ensure that it consists of approximately 1,000 words (maximum two pages), outlines your academic and research achievements to date, and explains in brief your planned research project. The selection panel will not consider statements exceeding the two-page limit.

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