Unless otherwise indicated, scholarships and awards listed below are managed by organisations external to Imperial College London. Imperial College London has no direct involvement in these awards and we provide this data for information purposes only. 

Please follow the links and contact each organisation directly for information on scholarships and application procedures.

Prospective undergraduate students

Amazon Future Engineer Bursary

Supporting women A-level and BTEC/OCR (or Scottish equivalent) students from low-income households who wish to study computer science or related engineering courses at UK universities.

Eligibility: a woman;

  • currently studying computing at college or at least one A Level or Scottish Highers in science, technology, engineering, or maths
  • have received an offer (conditional or unconditional) to study an eligible computer science or related engineering course at a university in the UK
  • be resident in the UK and eligible to pay ‘home’ fee rates
  • be enrolling at a UK university and commencing study at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year
  • have been eligible for free school meals from the date you started your post-16 studies and/or have at least one parent or guardian in receipt of state benefits (not child benefit where this is the only benefit being received)

Award: £5,000 per year for up to four years

Find out more and apply

 

Doris Chen Undergraduate Scholarship (Imperial College London)

For prospective Joint Maths and Computing (JMC) home students, honouring and recognising exceptional talent.

To be eligible, candidates must have attained the three requirements below:

  1. Have a conditional firm or unconditional offer of admission from the College to study an undergraduate course in the Department of Mathematics
  2. Possess a Home fee status, and
  3. Have been assessed for financial support through Student Finance England (SFE) or equivalent funding authority, with an SFE verified household income of less than £60,000 per annum

Award: £10,000

Find out more and apply (currently unavailable)

IET Diamond Scholarship

Awarded to UK residents about to commence an IET accredited undergraduate degree programme in the UK

Criteria: Achieving any of the following grades:

  • A Level: A,B,B or above
  • Advanced Highers: A,B,B or above
  • Highers: A,A,A,A,B or above
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 36 points or above.

Award: up to £4,000 

Find out more and apply

IET Horizons Bursary

For prospective and current students facing financial difficulty

Award: Up to the value of £4,000 spread across four years 

Find out more and apply

IET Power Academy Scholarship

For prospective and current undergraduate home students (not final year). An IET Power Academy scholarship is a brilliant opportunity for students to discover what they’re interested in, develop work-based skills and even secure a position to build a career in the power industry, all while receiving financial support that allows them to focus on their studies.

Award: £2,750 bursary, £250 book allowance and summer work placement

Find out more and apply

Kingsbury Scholarship (Imperial College London)

The Kingsbury Scholarship is awarded to one outstanding candidate each year who has not undertaken undergraduate study before. Eligible candidates must agree one or more internship or placement working in a UK engineering industry, either before their start at Imperial, as part of their course or in two or more summer breaks.

To be eligible, candidates must have attained the conditions below:

  • have an offer to study a 4-year MEng or MSci course in Imperial’s Faculty of Engineering (excluding MEng Design Engineering);
  • be a Home/UK student who has been assessed for financial support through Student Finance England (SFE) (or equivalent funding authority), with a SFE verified household income of less than £60,000 per annum;
  • agree to one of the industry placements or internships (listed in the ‘Working in industry’ section);
  • Submit a statement explaining how and why you intend to seek employment in a UK engineering industry upon graduation.

Total award of £21,750: £9,250 towards tuition fee and £12,500 cash bursary

Find out more and apply (currently unavailable) 

Lord Bhattacharyya Higher Education Bursary

For prospective students from low income households, and those who are under-represented in the engineering sector. The Lord Bhattacharyya HE Bursary Scheme aims to support the progression of A-level, BTEC and OCR students from eligible programme schools, academies, and colleges across the West Midlands who wish to study degree level engineering at a UK university.

Award: £15,000

Find out more and apply

President's Undergraduate Scholarship (Imperial College London)

Designed to reward students of any nationality who demonstrate the highest academic excellence and potential.

To be eligible for these awards, applicants must:

  • be a first-time undergraduate applicant;
  • not be a Graduate Entry Medicine student; and
  • must have received an offer of admission.

Applicants are reviewed by their academic departments as part of the admission process and nominated on the basis of academic excellence and potential.

Award: £1,000 

Find out more and apply

The Royal Television Society: Technology Bursary

The Royal Television Society: Technology Bursary provides £1,000 per annum to new or first-year undergraduates with gross household income below £35,000 who are intending on pursuing a career in the television industry. Applicants must be studying Computer Science or Engineering Science and must have a Home fee status.

Award: £1,000. Benefits of the bursary include: industry mentoring and placement opportunities, free membership of the RTS and affiliate membership of The Hospital Club. 

Find out more and apply

The Treïs Scholarship (Imperial College London)

To be eligible, candidates must have attained the three requirements below:

  1. Have a conditional firm or unconditional offer of admission from the College to study an undergraduate course in one of the following eligible departments: Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Possess a Home fee status, and
  3. Have been assessed for financial support through Student Finance England (SFE) (or equivalent funding authority), with a SFE verified household income of less than £60,000 per annum

Award: £7,000 per annum

*Departments will assess academic merit from UCAS applications predicted A-Level results, and will shortlist the best candidates. The shortlisted applicants from each department may be invited to submit an essay and or attend an interview with the donor. 

World Scientific Scholarship (Imperial College London)

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

To be considered for the World Scientific Scholarship you must:

  • be a citizen of: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam
  • have received an offer of admission from the College to study an undergraduate course starting in October

Award: A £5,000 contribution towards maintenance costs

Eligible students who have received an offer of admission to study at the College will be contacted via email and asked to complete a World Scientific Scholarship application form in order to apply for the scholarship.

Current undergraduate students

Bain True North Scholarship for Women

For exceptional penultimate year female students to support and encourage them to enter a field where women are traditionally underrepresented. 

Award: The scholarship winner receives a one-time stipend of £10,000, a Bain mentor and a possible offer for an Associate Consultant or Associate Consultant Intern role (varies by office).

Find out more and apply

Generation Google Scholarship (Europe, Middle East and Africa)

The Generation Google Scholarship: for women in computer science was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership, and academic background.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university in Europe, Middle East or Africa for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology

Award: Selected students will receive a 7,000 EUR award (or local equivalent) for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Find out more and apply

Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarships

Scholarships and funding for students, faculty and women of color in tech to attend the annual Grace Hopper Celebration. 

Find out more

IET Horizons Bursary

For prospective and current students facing financial difficulty

Award: Up to the value of £4,000 spread across four years 

Find out more and apply

IET Power Academy Scholarship

For prospective and current undergraduate home students (not final year). An IET Power Academy scholarship is a brilliant opportunity for students to discover what they’re interested in, develop work-based skills and even secure a position to build a career in the power industry, all while receiving financial support that allows them to focus on their studies.

Award: £2,750 bursary, £250 book allowance and summer work placement

Find out more and apply

Palantir Global Impact Scholarship

Palantir launched the Global Impact Scholarship to celebrate and support students from across the globe who are beginning careers in technology.

The Global Impact Scholarship is open to students who:

  • Are undergraduate or master’s students actively enrolled in an accredited university outside of the United States of America during the academic years that the scholarship is awarded i.e. you must be enrolled in both the current and upcoming academic years
  • Are majoring in or plan to major in the fields of Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Have not been a Palantir scholarship recipient in the past

Award: $5,000

Find out more and apply

RAEng Engineering Leaders Scholarship

For second year undergraduates. These Royal Academy of Engineering scholarships help ambitious and inspiring undergraduates in engineering and related disciplines, who want to become leadership role models for the next generation of engineers, to undertake an accelerated personal development programme.

To be eligible for an Engineering Leaders Scholarship, you:

  • Must be completing an undergraduate degree at a UK Higher Education Institution
  • Need to be studying engineering or a related discipline
  • Will have completed at least one year (full-time equivalent) of your degree, and have at least two years full-time equivalent (including the current year) left until graduation
  • Will usually be resident in the UK and eligible to pay UK home fees (you may be asked to provide evidence)

Award: £5,000 to be used over three years towards career personal development activities

Find out more and apply

Student Activity Award (Imperial College London)

Application for these awards is made within each department, in response to a notice distributed during each Spring Term by the Senior Tutor. Students are required to provide a brief statement as to why they feel they should qualify, based on their level of extra-curricular activity.

Each Department then provides two nominations to the OC Trust, and the names have to be ratified by the Trust Board. The awards are then made available at the commencement of the next Autumn Term, provided that the students concerned have satisfactorily registered for the next year’s study.

Award: £750

Find out more

The Royal Television Society: Technology Bursary

The Royal Television Society: Technology Bursary provides £1,000 per annum to new or first-year undergraduates with gross household income below £35,000 who are intending on pursuing a career in the television industry. Applicants must be studying Computer Science or Engineering Science and must have a Home fee status.

Award: £1,000. Benefits of the bursary include: industry mentoring and placement opportunities, free membership of the RTS and affiliate membership of The Hospital Club. 

Find out more and apply

UK Electronics Skills Foundation Scholarship

For undergraudate UK home students not in their final year of study

To be eligible, students should:

  • Be registered at a UKESF partner university on an IET accredited (or on track to be accredited) BEng or MEng degree which contains a substantial amount of Electronics or Electronic Engineering
  • Not hold any sponsorship/scholarship funded by a single commercial organisation
  • Qualify as a UK student for your tuition fees, or be a British National or EU student who was resident in the UK prior to December 2020.
  • Students beyond the first year must have achieved an overall average of at least 60% from their most recent end of year assessment (earlier end of year assessments do not count).

Award: An annual bursary of £1,000 per annum, paid summer work placements, a paid-for place at a residential UKESF Scholar Workshop Connections with leading employers in the Electronics sector, mentorship and networking opportunities.

Find out more and apply

UK Naval Engineering Science & Technology (UKNEST) Scholarship

For current students who are interested in pursuing a career in the UK Maritime Defence Sector.

The Scholarship provides:

  • Funding of £1,500
  • Mentoring from a UKNEST Member Organisation
  • UKNEST graduate buddy
  • The potential for work-placements with a UKNEST Organisation

Applicants will have to submit a short essay (500 words max.), a covering letter, a written academic reference from their university and their CV.

Award: £1,500 for one academic year only

Find out more and apply

Postgraduate taught students

Chevening Scholarship (Imperial College London)

Chevening Scholarships at Imperial College are awarded to scholars with a high level of academic excellence and outstanding leadership potential, from across the globe. The scholarship may be a full or partial scholarship and awarded to scholars for any master’s programme.

To qualify for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

  • be able to demonstrate that you have achieved a minimum English language requirement. 
  • be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of applying for the award, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study
  • hold a degree that is equivalent to at least a good UK second-class honours degree. 
  • have completed at least two years' work experience
  • plan to travel back to your home country after you have completed your studies
  • meet all requirements from their chosen university and secure an unconditional offer from one of their three course choices

Award: Full or partial cost of Overseas tuition fees, a full maintenance allowance, some additional costs, and return airfare to home country

Find out more and apply

DeepMind MSc Scholarship

DeepMind MSc scholarships are available to students with a confirmed place on the MSc in Artificial Intelligence or the MSc in Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning). The scholarships are aimed at encouraging and supporting wider participation, particularly from women and those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

To be eligible, candidates must either, or both: (i) identify as a woman; (ii) be black and/or minority ethnic.

The scholarships cover:

  • full payment of tuition fees,
  • a maintenance grant of £16,140,
  • an equipment grant of £1,500,
  • a travel grant of £2,000 for attendance at conferences.

DeepMind scholars also receive invaluable guidance from personal mentors within DeepMind, and attend educational and career events.

Find out more and apply

GREAT Scholarship (Imperial College London)

To be considered for a GREAT Imperial College London Scholarship you must:

  • be a citizen of Kenya, Nigeria and Thailand
  • have been classified as Overseas for fee status
  • have received an offer of admission to study for a one-year full-time Master's Course from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Business School or Science Communication Unit by Monday, 14 March 2022.
  • be available to commence your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2022

You are not eligible if:

  • You hold dual British citizenship
  • You apply for an MBA course
  • Your course is an on-line/distance learning course
  • The duration of your course is longer than one year

Award: £10,000

Find out more and apply

Irani Family Scholarship (Imperial College London)

For Iranian nationals studying a full-time Masters course (MSc or MRes). The Irani Family Scholarship will provide £18,750 to the highest ranked eligible candidate, providing funding to cover the cost of living (stipend of £16,000) for the duration of a 1-year course, and £2,750 towards the cost of tuition fees. The scholarship will support one student who is facing financial challenges or would not be able to study at Imperial without financial support.

Applicants must:

  • Be an Iranian national
  • Have an offer of admission to study a 1-year full-time Masters (MSc or MRes) in the Faculties of Natural Sciences (FoNS) or Engineering (FoE)
  • Complete an application form to confirm financial need
  • Be academically excellent

Award: £18,750 (Fees contribution of £2,750 and stipend of £16,000 p.a. for one year)

Once you have recieved an offer of admission to study a masters course at Imperial College London, you can apply for this scholarship.

The Presidential Scholarship for Black Students

The Presidential Scholarship for Black Students was established to improve access and opportunity for Black students at Imperial.

As part of the College's £5 million commitment to scholarships for minority and underrepresented students from the UK, the scholarship will support one Master’s and one undergraduate student with Home Fee status from each Faculty. The first recipients of the award will be selected in the academic year 2022. As part of this scholarship, wrap around support will be provided for the students including mentoring advice and guidance.

We continue to seek support from alumni and friends to match this funding and help us go even further to ensure access to an Imperial education.

The Presidential Scholarship for Black Students follows the Lara & Biodun Olanrewaju Scholarship in fostering the College’s commitment to providing financial support to outstanding students from all backgrounds, and helping remove barriers to studying at a world-leading institution. We realise that we are currently failing to attract and retain sufficient numbers of Black students, and are determined to resolve this. This initiative is part of a wider strategy to tackle racial inequality at Imperial.

“We are a university committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. I am determined to not just talk about solidarity, but to listen to all members of our community so that we are better placed to enact change. We all have the responsibility and opportunity to contribute our excellence toward addressing racial inequality and injustice.  We can all do more and we will.” President Alice Gast

Women in Computing Master’s Scholarship

There is one scholarship available in the Department of Computing aimed at benefiting women undertaking a one-year full-time MSc in the Department of Computing.   
 
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must:
  • Be assessed as Home fee status.
  • Be available to commence a one-year full-time MSc in the Department of Computing at Imperial by the start of the academic year in September/October 2022.
  • Have an offer of admission to study a one-year full-time MSc in the Department of Computing at Imperial by 11:59 (UK local time), Tuesday, 31 May 2022.
  • Identify as female.

Award: £32,785 contribution towards fees in the first instance, with any balance payable towards supporting the scholar's maintenance costs.

There is no separate application form that you need to complete in order to apply for this scholarship. However, you must have submitted an application for one of the eligible master’s degree through the standard College application procedure as soon as possible and have an offer of admission by the deadline of 11:59 pm (UK local time), Tuesday, 31 May 2022.

Postgraduate research students

EPSRC doctoral training studentships

UK Students and EU Students Satisfying the Residency Requirement

The Department of Computing has six competitive EPSRC DTP studentships available for suitably qualified students who also meet the EPSRC residency criteria starting in October 2022. More details for EU nationals on how Brexit affected residency criteria can be found on the UKCISA website.

A studentship covers home fees, a bursary of about £17,609 and £1,000 towards travel and equipment per annum for 3.5 years. We expect students to have completed, or expect to complete before October 2020, either a first class Masters MEng degree, or a first class Bachelors degree and distinction MSc, in an appropriate subject.

The competitions are open to all eligible candidates who otherwise do not have guaranteed funds and who have applied before the last departmental deadline. The allocation is usually made by the last two weeks of June. There is no need to formally apply, as we will automatically consider you if you meet the above criteria.

We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Fees: £4,500 per year 
Bursary: £17,609 per year

Doctoral teaching scholarships

The Department of Computing will award up to four doctoral teaching scholarships for PhD applicants starting in 2022/23. The period of the scholarship is four years six months.

For home fee and international students the scheme covers full fees and a full PhD scholarship of approximately £24,000 per annum in total. Doctoral teaching scholarships are also available to
overseas students.

In addition to academic excellence, applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching in higher education. They will be expected to build up a portfolio comprising a wide variety of teaching experiences. As well as completing their PhD scholars will complete the Certificate of Learning and Teaching offered by the Educational Development Unit of Imperial College. It is expected that the teaching activities will be equivalent to approximately 15 months full-time spread over the time of the scholarship and including work for the Certificate of Learning and Teaching.

The shortlisting process is in two phases: first the candidate must be accepted for a PhD with a named supervisor; second a shortlist of accepted candidates is made and shortlisted candidates will normally be invited for interview during June. (*) It is recommended that applicants apply well before the deadline. 

How to Apply:

Please contact Anandha Gopalan.

*For already qualified applicants (ie you have completed an MEng or MSc degree) who apply early and are accepted with a named supervisor the interview date may be earlier than June.

We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

President's and CSC scholarships

The College offers a range of awards for PhD students. Please see the student finance website for further details. 

50 research scholarships are now being offered by the college for highly talented students. For more information please visit the President’s PhD Scholarships page. Please note that, when the departmental deadline is earlier than the President's scholarship deadline, then you are asked to apply by the departmental deadline to ensure full consideration at the following President's scholarship round.

Note that these are very competitive and the Department is able to nominate up to two students for each President's scholarship funding round. 

In addition, the Chinese Scholarship Council and Imperial College London have created a scholarship programme (CSC Imperial) to enable talented Chinese students to undertake a PhD programme at Imperial. Visit the CSC Imperial Scholarships page for more information. The department can also provide support letters for a direct application to the CSC scholarship from China. To do so, you will need first to be accepted by a supervisor in the department. Please note that neither Imperial nor the department are involved in this scheme and therefore the only financial support available is the one offered by the CSC funder.

Further information

We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

EPSRC CDT scholarships in smart medical imaging

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging at King's College London and Imperial College London continues the successful partnership of two world-class institutions, to provide PhD training within an embedded hospital environment in Central London, with state-of-the-art research laboratories across the Universities, and in close interaction with the healthcare industry.

The CDT in Smart Medical Imaging will adopt a flexible training approach. However, most students will normally follow a 1+3 pathway (1-year MRes at King's, followed by 3-year PhD at King's or Imperial). Over the four years of study within the CDT the aim is to equip students with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to explore a range of career options in research and academia.

The CDT offer fully funded PhD studentships, starting every year in September, including generous research consumables and conference travel, with exposure to international imaging labs and healthcare industry placements.

For more information about the CDT programme and how to apply, please check the CDT website.

We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Data Science for All / Women

Data Science for All / Women is a unique fellowship program that helps female students and professionals develop into data-driven leaders of tomorrow.

The program is designed both for early-career practitioners who aspire to transition from academia to industry, as well as for mid-career leaders who aspire to confidently lead teams that use data and analytics. The program includes seven weeks of free world-class technical training, professional development workshops, and mentorship from senior industry leaders.

Find out more and apply

DeepMind PhD scholarship

The department has one DeepMind PhD scholarship available to students conducting their doctoral research in artificial intelligence or machine learning.

Recipients of the DeepMind PhD scholarship will receive funding to cover fees and maintenance (stipend of £17,500 ca in the first three years and £8,750 in the fourth year) for the duration of their doctoral studies - usually up to four years.  The scholarship also includes a one-off equipment grant of £1,500 and an annual travel scholarship of £2,000.  For students with Overseas rate of tuition only, the scholarship will also include a one-off reallocation grant of £1,700.

Eligibility criteria


In order to be eligible, applicants must:
- Identify as female and/or identify as of Black or other minority ethnicity
- Have previously exhibited exceptional academic merit or potential; and
- Have accepted an offer to study, a PhD with a focus on Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning at Imperial College London starting in the academic year of 2022-23

How to apply


Interested applicants should apply for admissions to the 'Computing Research' doctoral degree by Friday 7 January 2022. In order to be considered for this award, it is sufficient that the application clearly indicates that the applicant identifies as Identify as female and/or identify as of Black or other minority ethnicity.

Foundations of Persistent Programming

Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £17,285 per annum (2020/21 figure including London weighting plus home/EU fees)

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

Applications are invited for a PhD student to develop theoretical and practical foundations for persistent programming over the emerging non-volatile memory technology under the supervision of Dr Azalea Raad (http://www.soundandcomplete.org).

The aim of this project is to develop rigorous theoretical and practical foundations for the cutting-edge paradigm of persistent programming in the context of the emerging non-volatile memory technology. The project has both theoretical and practical components, such as devising a formal model for persistent programming in mainstream languages such as C/C++, as well as designing and implementing persistent programming support through higher-level libraries.

To apply for this position, you will need to have a strong background in at least one of the following areas:

Formal Semantics

Compilers

Computer Architecture

Specification and Verification

Concurrency Theory and Concurrent Programming

Applicants are expected to have a First Class or Distinction Masters level degree, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific or technical discipline, such as computer science or mathematics. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a stipend/bursary. The position is available to home/EU students.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please follow the application guidelines.

In the application form, please write Foundations of Persistent Programming in the “Proposed Research Topic” field, and Azalea Raad in the “Proposed Research Supervisor” field.

Early applications are encouraged. Informal inquiries about this position are also encouraged and can be directed to Dr Azalea Raad (azalea@imperial.ac.uk). For further information see http://www.soundandcomplete.org/projects.html.

This position will be based at the South Kensington campus in central London.

Applicants are advised to visit our PhD webpage for general information on becoming a PhD student in the Department of Computing.

We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Funded PhD position in Program Analysis, Verification or Systems

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher) and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Software Reliability Group, under the supervision of Dr. Cristian Cadar.

We are looking for motivated applicants interested in pursuing a PhD degree in program analysis, verification or software systems. The research will be part of the ERC Consolidator Grant Project PASS: Program Analysis for Safe and Secure Software Evolution, and will focus on helping software systems evolve safely and securely. PASS aims to take a holistic approach to the challenges of safe and secure software evolution, by combining offline program analysis to verify or comprehensively test software changes, with runtime mechanisms for keeping the software updated and secure against potentially erroneous changes that make it into the deployed system.

To apply, you will need to have a good background in compilers and/or operating systems and experience in building and working with large software systems and tools. You are expected to familiarise yourself with the research of the Software Reliability Group (see our projects and publications) particularly the KATCH and Shadow projects on the program analysis and verification side, and the Varan and Mvedsua projects on the systems side.

Applicants are expected to have a First Class or Distinction Masters level degree, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific or technical disciplines, such as computer science or mathematics. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a competitive stipend/bursary. The position is available to home, EU and overseas students.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please follow the application guidelines 

In the application form, please write Program Analysis, Verification or Systems in the “Proposed Research Topic” field, and Dr. Cristian Cadar in the “Proposed Research Supervisor” field.

Early applications are encouraged. Informal inquiries about this position are also encouraged and can be directed to c.cadar@imperial.ac. For further information see srg.doc.ic.ac.uk

This position will be based at the South Kensington campus in central London,  next to Hyde Park and the museums of South Kensington.

Applicants are advised to visit our PhD page for general information on becoming a PhD student in the Department of Computing.

We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Hardware and OS Support for Future Smart Data Center Disaggregation

PhD Scholarship in Hardware and OS Support for Future Smart Data Center Disaggregation

Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £17,285 per annum (2020/21 figure including London weighting plus home/EU fees)

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

Applications are invited for a PhD student to analyze and develop hardware and OS support for future data centers under the supervision of Lluis Vilanova (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/vilanova). The end-goal of this project is to build a forward-looking, smart data center-scale infrastructure using bleeding-edge smart/programmable components, as well as proposing new hardware and operating system abstractions to push the security and efficiency guarantees of data centers further into the future.

To apply for this position, you will need to have solid programming and analytical skills and a strong background in at least one of the following areas:

• Operating systems

• Computer architecture (hardware-software co-design preferred)

• Development in programmable accelerators

• Security (especially regarding formal methods)

Skills in any of the following areas will also be considered in addition to those described above:

• Machine learning

• Resource management (metering, placement, scheduling)

• Live state migration

This work will be performed in the LSDS lab (https://lsds.doc.ic.ac.uk), where you will also have the opportunity to interact with its other members and the many exciting projects we are working on. Applicants are expected to have a First Class or Distinction Masters level degree, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific or technical discipline, such as computer science or mathematics. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a stipend/bursary. The position is available to home and EU students.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please follow the application guidelines at: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/phd/phd-application-guidelines/ In the application form, please write SDCD in the “Proposed Research Topic” field, and Lluis Vilanova in the “Proposed Research Supervisor” field.

Early applications are encouraged. Informal inquiries about this position are also encouraged and can be directed to Lluis Vilanova (vilanova@imperial.ac.uk). This position will be based at the South Kensington campus in central London.

Applicants are advised to visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/phd/ for general information on becoming a PhD student in the Department of Computing. We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Hardware and Software Co-Design for Security and Virtualization Performance

PhD Scholarship in Hardware and Software Co-Design for Security and Virtualization Performance

Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £17,285 per annum (2020/21 figure including London weighting plus home/EU fees)

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

Applications are invited for a PhD student to analyze and co-design hardware and software support to improve the performance of trusted execution environments and virtual machines under the supervision of Lluis Vilanova (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/vilanova).

This project aims to analyze the existing system and hardware support for trusted execution environments (e.g., Intel SGX) and virtualization core technologies, in order to fundamentally improve their performance by proposing and developing new solutions that span across the hardware, operating system and application layers.

To apply for this position, you will need to have solid programming and analytical skills and a strong background in at least one of the following areas:

• Operating systems

• Computer architecture (micro-architecture and hardware-software co-design preferred)

• Machine virtualization

• Secure execution environments (e.g., Intel SGX, AMD SEV, ARM TrustZone)

Skills in any of the following areas will also be considered in addition to those described above:

• Memory design

• Encryption

This work will be performed in the LSDS lab (https://lsds.doc.ic.ac.uk), where you will also have the opportunity to interact with its other members and the many exciting projects we are working on.

Applicants are expected to have a First Class or Distinction Masters level degree, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific or technical discipline, such as computer science or mathematics. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a stipend/bursary. The position is available to home and EU students.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please follow the application guidelines at: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/phd/phd-application-guidelines/

In the application form, please write CSVP in the “Proposed Research Topic” field, and Lluis Vilanova in the “Proposed Research Supervisor” field. Early applications are encouraged. Informal inquiries about this position are also encouraged and can be directed to Lluis Vilanova (vilanova@imperial.ac.uk).

This position will be based at the South Kensington campus in central London. Applicants are advised to visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/phd/ for general information on becoming a PhD student in the Department of Computing. We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

PhD Scholarship in Computational Complexity

Start date: 2022 (flexible).

Closing date for application: 15th of December 2021 (by midnight)

Open to all nationals.

Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

Imperial College London Department of Computing is a world-leading department of computer science which is consistently ranked amongst the best computer science departments in major international league tables.

Imperial’s Computing is seeking up to two strong and motivated PhD students with a background in Theoretical Computer Science or Mathematics, interested in computational complexity. The positions are based at the South Kensington campus in central London, and include a generous stipend, as well as funding for equipment and travel. The topic revolves around fundamental lower bound questions in computational complexity. The position offers an exciting opportunity to conduct internationally leading and impactful basic research in a major computer science department at the heart of London, with many leading research groups and other institutions nearby.

The PhD is carried out in the context of a flagship ERC (European Research Council) funded project EPRICOT (Efficient Proofs and Computation) which has the goal to push forward the frontiers of the fundamental questions in computational complexity theory, such as new lower bounds on concrete computational models, structure (reductions between different computational problems) and meta-mathematics of complexity, but candidates will have the freedom to pursue their own ideas within complexity if they choose so.

The post holder will work at Imperial’s Computational Complexity lab headed by Professor Iddo Tzameret. Candidates with a firm (undergraduate) background in the following areas are good fit:

  • The theory of computing and computational complexity;
  • Knowledge of basic algebra, combinatorics, and possibly logic; with more advanced experience or knowledge in these areas being an advantage.

All applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A strong theory of computing and/or mathematics background with good problem solving skills;
  • The ability to work independently and to drive a research agenda;
  • The ability to strategically plan,  push forward and complete projects within a limited timescale.

The successful applicant will have an MSc (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area, ideally computer science (or mathematics with some background in the theory of computing). 

How to apply:

Please forward your CV and the contact of two references to Professor Iddo Tzameret: iddo.tzameret@gmail.com

Applicants are advised to visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/courses/phd/ for general information on becoming a PhD student.

 

Future Mobility Systems: design and societal impact

Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £17,285 per annum (2020/21 figure including London weighting plus home/EU fees)

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

Topic and requirements

Applications are invited for PhD candidates that are excited to shape the next generation of mobility systems and shed light on their societal impact. Toards this goal, you will be working under the supervision of Dr Dario Paccagnan, develop and analyse theoretically-sound tools/models/algorithms.

Autonomous Mobility on Demand – a mode of transportation wherein fleets of self-driving vehicles transport passengers on demand within a city -  is forecasted to revolutionise the way we move. Yet its impact on our society is not fully understood. For example, how will autonomous vehicles integrate with the existing public transportation infrastructure? Will competition between multiple operators worsen the congestion?

You will have the opportunity to tackle these questions (and many more) in a principled way, and at the same time develop novel tools and algorithms to shape the future of intelligent transportations systems. As the interests of different parties are involved (e.g., traffic authority, municipalities, systems’ operators), you will exploit models and tools in game theory, optimisation, control theory.

To apply for this position, we are looking for outstanding PhD candidates with a strong mathematical background. Familiarity with any of the following is desirable: convex optimization, algorithms, game theory, control theory.

Applicants are expected to have a First Class or Distinction Masters level degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Systems and Control, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a stipend/bursary. The position is available to home and EU students.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please follow the application guidelines at this link.

In the application form, please write Future Mobility Systems in the “Proposed Research Topic” field, and Dr Dario Paccagnan in the “Proposed Research Supervisor” field.

Early applications are encouraged. Informal inquiries about this position are also encouraged and can be directed to Dr Dario Paccagnan. For further information see link.

This position will be based at the South Kensington campus in central London.

Applicants are advised to visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/courses/phd/ for general information on becoming a PhD student in the Department of Computing.

We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

UKRI CDT scholarships in safe and trusted artificial intelligence

Imperial College London’s Department of Computing is participating in the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence (STAI), an initiative set up to train the first generation of AI scientists and engineers in methods of safe and trusted AI.

The CDT is hosted jointly by King’s College London and Imperial College London, on a 2:1 split, and funds up to 15 PhD studentships each year.

Funding includes tuition fees, a stipend of around £17,609, and a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG). Applications are now open for October 2022 entry. The final application deadline this year is 11 April 2022 (23:59).

For more information about the STAI CDT and the application process please consult the Apply Now page.

We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

 

 

UKRI CDT studentships in AI for Healthcare

logoThe UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare based at the  Department of Computing focusses on training AI PhDs and Clinical PhD Fellows in healthcare applications of core AI. Our large and diverse PhD cohorts benefit from an integrated training programme which offers a unique PhD training and inspiring research environment. Our CDT students will be the next-generation researchers and innovators in AI, driving knowledge and application of AI to healthcare.

For details on our AI4Health CDT programme, how to apply and the funding opportunities, please check our Centre website.
Entry requirements and eligibility criteria are detailed on our website.

The CDT offers fully funded studentships for regular PhDs and also clinical PhD fellows, typically starting every year in October. A studentship can provide support for at least 3 years. The studentship covers a tax-free stipend at standard UKRI rate, the tuition fees (Home/UK Fee level) including Writing-up fee in the fourth year. The stipend rates usually increase slightly each year in line with inflation rates. Our CDT students are strongly encouraged to participate in leading AI conferences to understand the state-of-the-art AI research and network with their global peers; this is normally also supported by the CDT funding, subject to approvals.

Our Centre values diversity and equality and is committed to providing an inclusive environment in which all students can thrive, and we particularly encourage applications from candidates who identify themselves as women, and/or be black and/or minority ethnic. Our students will be registered in the Department of Computing, which is an Athena SWAN Bronze Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

AI for Healthcare CDT Admissions ai4health-admissions@imperial.ac.uk