Department of Mathematics research students are funded by grants from EPSRC, the College, the Department, industry and other bodies.

Key figures:

  • Tuition fees
  • Research Council annual stipend for London: £16,553 (tax-free) - 2017-18 academic year
  • Research training support grant (annual allowance for conferences, books, laptop, etc.) – starting at £1,000 (much higher allowance might be provided depending on the scholarship scheme)

You can use the College scholarship search tool for a full list of other schemes not listed below, and also visit the non-Imperial scholarships page.

PhD Funding Opportunities

Roth Scholarship - Home / EU / Overseas

The Roth scholarship scheme is funded by the Department of Mathematics and named after Klaus Friedrich Roth.

Key facts:

  • Numbers: normally 4 full scholarships per year
  • The award covers 3.5 years: tuition fees + stipend + research training costs
  • Eligibility: Home, EU and Overseas applicants*
  • Selection criteria: the selection panel looks for the best academic performance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; strong endorsement from two referees; as well as published academic papers and academic prizes the applicant might have won.
  • How to apply: all applications are automatically screened for this scheme at assessment time. It does not require a separate application.
  • Outcome: the panel makes decisions at the end of each month (from January to May each year); applicants are normally informed about the scholarship award together with the offer of a place on the programme.

* Overseas applicants might be awarded this scholarship to cover part of tuition fees (Home/EU amount); or might be given joint fund in combination with another scheme (subject to availability).

EPSRC-DTP Scholarship - Home / EU / Overseas

Doctoral Training Partnership supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Key facts:

  • Numbers: subject to annual EPSRC allocation. There have been an average of 8 scholarships per year in the past 5 years.
  • The award covers up to 3.5 years: tuition fees + stipend + research training costs
  • EligibilityUK Residency, mainly in line with Home/EU fee status classification - limited relaxation of student eligibility requirements for non-UK resident applicants*
  • Selection criteria: the selection panel looks for the best academic performance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; strong endorsement from two referees; as well as published academic papers and academic prizes the applicant might have won.
  • How to apply: all applications are automatically screened for this scheme at assessment time. It does not require a separate application.
  • Outcome: the panel makes decisions at the end of each month (from January to May each year); applicants are normally informed about the scholarship award together with the offer of a place on the programme.

* EU nationals not resident in the UK are normally eligible for fee support only (EPSRC DTP pays fees and research costs but not stipend). The most outstanding applicants from EU countries, who do not meet the residency requirements for full studentship, are offered a stipend by the Department of Mathematics (subject to availability).

* Normally, one outstanding overseas applicant per year might be offered this scholarship (subject to College total grant allocation). The Department of Mathematics will cover the difference between home and overseas tuition fees.

Statistics/AMMP Sections Scholarship - Home / EU / Overseas

Statistics or Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics sections scholarship scheme is funded by the Department of Mathematics.

Key facts:

  • Numbers per year: STATS section = 2; AMMP section = 1
  • The award covers 3.5 years: tuition fees + stipend + research training costs
  • Eligibility: Home, EU and Overseas applicants*, whose supervisors are from either Statists or Applied Mathematics sections
  • Selection criteria: the selection panel looks for the best academic performance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; strong endorsement from two referees; as well as published academic papers and academic prizes the applicant might have won.
  • How to apply: all applications are automatically screened for this scheme at assessment time. It does not require a separate application.
  • Outcome: the panel makes decisions at the end of each month (from January to May each year); applicants are normally informed about the scholarship award together with the offer of a place on the programme.

* Overseas applicants might be awarded this scholarship to cover part of tuition fees (Home/EU amount); or might be given joint fund in combination with another scheme (subject to availability).

President's PhD Scholarships - Home / EU / Overseas

All applicants are authomatically considered for this scheme. No extra form is required.

Please visit the President's PhD Scholarships page for full information on the scheme, including applications deadlines and dates for the communication of outcome.

Schrödinger Scholarship - Home / EU / Overseas

Please visit the Schrödinger Scholarship page for further information on this scheme.

Key facts:

  • Numbers: 1 full scholarship per year
  • The award covers 3.5 years: tuition fees + stipend + research training costs
  • Eligibility: Home, EU and Overseas applicants*
  • Selection criteria: the selection panel looks for the best academic performance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; strong endorsement from two referees; as well as published academic papers and academic prizes the applicant might have won.
  • How to apply: all applications are automatically screened for this scheme at assessment time. It does not require a separate application.
  • Outcome: the panel makes decisions at the end of each month (from January to May each year); applicants are normally informed about the scholarship award together with the offer of a place on the programme.

* Overseas applicants might be awarded this scholarship to cover their tuition fees. The Department of Mathematics will cover the stipend and the research training costs.

CSC Imperial Scholarship - Chinese students

Imperial College London and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have created a scholarship programme to enable talented Chinese students to undertake a PhD programme at Imperial.

It does not require a separate application in the first instance. All Chinese applicants who have submitted a regular application by the end of January will automatically be screened for this scheme at assessment time.

If the proposed supervisor decides to nominate an applicant to this scheme, the applicant will then be contacted to consent their nomination to the selecting panel.

Please read the CSC Imperial Scholarship page for full information on this scheme.