Funding and scholarships

Funding your PhD

We offer a fully-funded Doctoral programme at the Business School. This includes a full tuition fee waiver (Home/EU or Overseas fees) plus a living stipend for up to five years through the Business School Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship. Funding for a sixth year can be considered on a case-by-case basis, with the potential to undertake a teaching or research assistant studentship with one of the Business School's research centres.

Some of our scholarship funding comes from EPSRC and ESRC for candidates who meet Research Councils UK’s academic and residential eligibility conditions. During the MRes you will have a discussion with our team to find out whether you are eligible to move onto any of these awards.

Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarship

In addition, there are also opportunities to apply for the prestigious Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarship which offers additional funding such as a consumables fund of £2000 per annum.

If you are successful in receiving a President’s PhD Scholarship or research council funding then this will replace your Business School Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship for the duration of your studies. All scholarships and awards are contingent on continuing satisfactory academic progress.

Additional support

The Business School offers students financial support to help enable them to present their work at international conferences or attend specialist external training that is relevant to their thesis work.

Accommodation and living cost

The cost of living in London varies widely. For more information, please see our guide to living costs.

Imperial College offers accommodation options for our postgraduate students. If you decide to seek private accommodation, a popular option with our students, the College can also help by providing you with advice and guidance for renting privately in London. See the accommodation website for more details.

What our students say

“A combination of excellent supervisors, generous funding, and perfect school location makes the Doctoral programme at Imperial College Business School an ideal choice for me and others interested in academic careers.”
Jingyu Zhang
Doctoral student, Department of Finance
Read our student profiles