Thanks to support from the President’s Scholarship Fund, Imperial was last year able to award fifty PhD scholarships to some of the world’s most promising young researchers.

Imperial PhD Scholarships are awarded to the most talented young scientists and engineers – of any nationality – to enable them to pursue doctoral study at Imperial College London. 

It’s a tremendous opportunity. From their first day, PhD scholars are plugged into the thriving research culture at Imperial. They work alongside internationally-renowned experts in their field, and participate in research that’s at the cutting edge of scientific discovery. And with their tuition fees and living expenses fully covered by their award, scholars can focus 100 per cent on their studies.

Meet some of our PhD scholars

Portrait of Kevin Heritier, Imperial PhD Scholar

Kevin Heritier, Imperial PhD Scholar in Physics

“I chose to study at Imperial’s Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, as it is world renowned in the field of space physics.
I recently had the opportunity to work on the Rosetta mission, the first ever to orbit a comet’s nucleus and land a probe on its surface. This would not have been possible without my scholarship. As a French citizen, this scholarship was the only way I could fund my work and undertake my PhD at Imperial. I am so grateful for this opportunity, which represents a true milestone in my career.”

Portrait of Mariia Koziakova

Mariia Koziakova, Imperial PhD Scholar in Biomedicine

“I moved to London in 2012 to study for an MRes in Biomedical Research at Imperial. I was amazed by the quality of research and teaching at Imperial and, by the end of my course, I knew that I wanted to continue my studies at Imperial. My PhD scholarship allowed me to do just that. I’m looking at blast brain injury and the development of noble gas treatments. It's currently a very important issue worldwide."

Portrait of Graham Peyton

Graham Peyton, PhD Scholar in Bioengineering

“My work involves developing a microchip that will make it possible to drastically reduce the size of conventional, bulky ultrasound imaging modalities down to a few square millimetres. Ultimately, the goal is to help patients in remote areas gain access to imaging tests and better healthcare.

My scholarship has been an indispensable means of support. It has made it possible for me to focus my efforts entirely on my research, and has therefore maximised my research output and quality of work. Without the scholarship, I certainly would not have been able to study at such a prestigious university. Thank you.”