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Study for your PhD at the UK's University of the Year

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Your head start

If you are a high performing student and who wants to undertake a PhD programme at a world-class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London.

Our President’s PhD Scholarships provide the opportunity for 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.

Our scholars are talented students from all backgrounds and nationalities, undertaking research across a diverse range of topics from fundamental science to societal and global challenges.

Imperial College London is a global top 10 university. Unique in the UK for its specialist focus, our courses open doors to the latest thinking in engineering, science, medicine, business and technology.

We’re focused on building a better world through world-leading research, transformative teaching and life-changing innovation.

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Your door to the future

  • Join a global community of world leading researchers, delivering globally influential research.
  • Gain a breadth of skills to enhance your employability via free professional development courses.
  • Enjoy lifelong access to a global alumni network, including entrepreneurs and leaders in every sector.
  • Benefit from professional careers guidance that is tailored to your specific career goals.
  • Test an idea or tackle a pressing social or environmental challenge, with a raft of practical support from our Enterprise Lab.
  • As a President’s PhD Scholarship recipient, take part in a programme of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School.
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Your award-winning student experience

  • Over 350 student-led clubs, societies and projects
  • A range of student-led volunteering projects in the UK and overseas
  • Lunchtime music concert series, bringing world-class performers to campus every week during term-time
  • Free fine art classes tailored to different approaches
  • Evening classes covering arts, humanities, science and a wide range of languages

Your unrivalled location

The majority of postgraduate study takes place on our main London campus in South Kensington, which is well served by two Tube lines and many buses.

An on-going development, our new White City Campus provides a hub for sciences, tech and creative businesses, education and research.

Nearby Hammersmith Campus allows unique opportunities to further the College’s extensive work in healthcare translation and collaboration with the NHS.