Post Doctoral Scholarships and Studentships


The Faculty of Natural Sciences is seeking highly motivated and talented PhD students to conduct cutting-edge research in our various departments and multidisciplinary centres. We offer a wide-range of scholarships for home, EU and overseas students. Please visit our postgraduate page to find out about our current opportunities.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is also the host to several Centres for Doctoral Training that each offer 10 fully funded studentships every year. These Centres offer cross-disciplinary PhD-level research combined with a strong taught programme in partnership with industry.

The President's PhD Scholarship Scheme

Imperial College offers its own generous scholarship to outstanding students every year. If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master's student, and have a strong desire 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. The scheme aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Visit the President's PhD Scholarship Scheme to find out how to apply.

China Scholarship Council Scheme

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. The scholarships build on Imperial's existing relationship with China. Imperial has extensive research links with Chinese research institutions and Universities. The CSC Imperial Scholarships are supported jointly and equally by both Imperial and the CSC. There are 15 full scholarships per year available for students to start a PhD. Students can apply for a PhD in any subject area offered by Imperial.

Visit the CSC web site for more information about these scholarships.

Schrödinger Scholarship Scheme

This award is open to the most outstanding students who have made an application for admission to study for a full-time PhD, starting in October 2016, in the Departments of Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physics at Imperial College. This scholarship is only open to new students, and not to students already registered for a PhD at the College.

Visit the Schrödinger Scholarship Scheme to find out how to apply.