eligibility criteria

Enterprise DTP Studentships are only available for studies which have not yet commenced. Please ensure you read these eligibility criteria before making an application.


Academic eligibility

Applicants should hold as a minimum, or expect to receive, a first class or a good upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in an area relevant to their proposed field of research.

Where an applicant does not meet this requirement (e.g. they hold a lower second class undergraduate degree), they are eligible to apply if they hold, or expect to receive a master's degree with minimum merit pass or equivalent (in an area relevant to their proposed PhD) before starting their studentship.

Studentships awarded based on predicted grades will be conditional upon final results.


Residence eligibility

Following an announcement by UK Research and Innovation, candidates of all nationalities are eligible to apply for an Enterprise DTP studentship, and successful candidates will receive funding that includes tuition fees covered at home level. Please see the FAQs page for a full financial breakdown.

To be classed as a home student, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have settled status, or
  • Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

If an applicant does not meet the criteria above, they would be classed as an international student.

Home students:
Successful home candidates will be awarded full funding.

International students:
Successful international candidates will be awarded an identical funding package as home candidates, with tuition fees covered at home level.


Other funding sources

If you are looking for alternative or additional funding opportunities, please use our Scholarships Search Tool


For queries regarding the Enterprise DTP Studentships, please check the frequently asked questions page. For any remaining queries please contact Mrs Nousheen Tariq at feopostgradtm@imperial.ac.uk.