The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has funding available which ranges from fully-funded EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards and Department scholarships to partial payment of tuition fees.


All applicants are automatically considered for Departmental funding.  There is no need to make a separate application.  You will be contacted by the Department if you are awarded funding. 

The Department's funding panel meets regularly from December onwards before the new academic year to shortlist and nominate candidates for central College scholarships and to make decisions on the awarding of EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards and Departmental Scholarships,

EPSRC and Departmental Scholarships

EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards

UK Students and EU Students Satisfying the Residency Requirement

The department has number competitive EPSRC studentships available for suitably qualified students who also meet the EPSRC residency criteria starting in October 2015. The studentship covers home fees, a bursary of about £16,500 a year for 3.5 years and a total allowance of £700 towards conferences and travel.

For students who qualify for EU fee status, but who do not meet the residency criteria, the department has a number of fees only studentships that will pay fees for 3.5 years and a total allowance £700 towards conferences and travel.

For overseas fee students the scheme offers one International PhD Doctoral Training Award which offers a bursary and full overseas tuition fees.  This is highly competitively sought after.

PhD Research applications must be received by the College by 31 May to allow time for research place offers to be made.

Departmental scholarships

The Department awards a number of scholarships.  The support can range from payment of 'home' fees, to partial or full payment of tuition fees and/or a maintenance grant up to a maximum of £16,500 for 3 years.

All eligible offer holders are automatically considered for these awards.  The Department's Award Panel  meets every regularly from December onwards.

PhD studentships for specific projects

Details of PhD studentships for work on specific projects can be found on jobs.ac.uk. These are usually only open to "Home" students.  Applications are made through Imperial College's job application portal. The successful candidate will also be asked to submit a PhD research application to the Registry at Imperial College to ensure they have met the College’s student admissions criteria

Centres for Doctoral Training

Fully funded PhD programmes are currently available (for UK / EU students with 3 years prior residency/study in UK) in High-Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems (led by Department of Computing, Imperial College), and Future Power Networks and Smart Grids (jointly with Strathclyde University).