Imperial College London (officially Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. Its founder, Prince Albert, envisioned a cultural area composed of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and the Imperial Institute. His wife, Queen Victoria, laid the foundation stone for the Imperial Institute in 1888. In 1907, the college joined the University of London, before leaving it a century later. In 1988, the Imperial College School of Medicine was formed through a merger with St Mary's Hospital Medical School. In 2004, Queen Elizabeth II opened the Imperial College Business School.
The main campus is located in South Kensington, with a new innovation campus in White City. Imperial is organised through faculties of science, engineering, medicine and business. The university's emphasis is on technology and its practical application.
In 2018-19, Imperial is ranked 8th globally in the QS World University Rankings, as well as 9th in the THE World University Rankings and 24th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It was ranked by Reuters as the most innovative university in Europe. Imperial is also ranked as the second most difficult university to get into in the UK by The Complete University Guide.As of October 2018, 14 Nobel laureates, 3 Fields Medalists, and 1 Turing Award winner have been affiliated with Imperial College London as alumni, faculty or researchers, in addition to 74 Fellows of the Royal Society, 84 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and 85 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Chances for doctoral funding through the President doctoral scholarships at Imperial College London are extremely competitive for there are higher than usual entry requirements. Candidates must be confident that they have the ability to demonstrate excellent academic performance prior to applying for this award call. To paint a picture, previous scholarship holders have ranked highly in their class, often attaining grades of 85% or above in their degrees. Students could be chosen to receive a generous stipend or full tuition fees for a PhD place at this institution. This scholarship call intends to fund 50 qualified research students who possess great potential. They will also have the opportunity to work in their preferred research field and have support from a remarkable supervisor.
- Full coverage for tuition fees
- A stipend amounting to £ 21, 200 annually to help with living expenses
- A program of bespoke events and opportunities offered by the Graduate School
- A consumable fund amounting to £ 2,000 each year for the first three years of study
- Students of all nationalities are welcome
- Must be among the highest academic achievers in their bachelor studies and hold or plan to obtain a first class UK degree/equivalent
- Students who possess a standalone master’s qualification are required to have obtained a distinction or if it hasn’t been achieved, candidates must submit proof of high performance that will result in a distinction. Students must also be in possession of a first class UK undergraduate degree/equivalent. More details can be found HERE
- Students whose degrees obtained overseas must determine if their grades or scores are equivalent to the Acceptable Criteria
- Before applying, students must have made contact with a supervisor at Imperial College London in an academic department. This supervisor must have had agreed to supervise your research project. Review this LINK for more information
Candidates do not need to make a separate application form. When you submit an application for admission though Imperial Admissions System, the respective department will put you forward for the award by taking into account your academic potential and merit.
During your online application, the personal statement must not exceed 1,000 word count (2 pages max.) and it must explain your academic as well as research achievements to date, outlining in short your planned research project. Statements exceeding the two page limit will not be considered. Note that you must choose this scholarship option in the funding section of the additional questions tab available in the online application form in order to be considered for the President doctoral scholarships at Imperial College London.
Date to Apply:
- If applying before November 9,2018, successful applicants will be notified by January 31, 2019
- If applying before January 18,2019, successful applicants will be notified by March 30, 2019
- If applying before March 22 ,2019, successful applicants will be notified by May 31, 2019