Eligibility criteria

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

Imperial MultiSci awards cannot be held in the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, which is an MRC unit within Imperial College London, and runs its own PhD programme.

Academic eligibility

Applicants should hold, or expect to receive, a first class or a good upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent). A pass or above at Masters level is acceptable, however a Masters degree is not required. Where an applicant does not meet this requirement (e.g. they hold a lower second class undergraduate degree), they are eligible if they hold, or expect to receive, a master's degree with minimum pass or equivalent before starting their studentship.

Please note that international candidates may be subject to different entry requirements. Please refer to the Academic Requirements (Country and Region Index) guidance.

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

Residence eligibility

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

Home students:
Successful home candidates will be awarded full funding. To be classed as a home student, applicants must meet criteria as set out on our College fee status page.

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

International students:
Successful international candidates will be awarded an identical funding package as home candidates, with tuition fees covered at home level. Please note that for previous successful international students, the MultiSci team has been able to negotiate with the intended host departments regarding covering the international level tuition fees. When such an agreement is in place, the student is not required to seek or cover the cost of international tuition fees.    

All successful candidates will be registered for the MRes at the beginning of year 1 and then registered separately for the PhD programme at the beginning of the PhD. Succesful international candidates will, therefore, be required to apply for separate visas for the MRes and PhD programmes.

Unfortunately, the College cannot cover any of the costs associated with the separate visa applications.

If you have any questions regarding your fee status, or wish to appeal a given status, please follow the guidance on the fee status page.

Other funding sources

Please see the Imperial College London Scholarships Search Tool for other funding opportunities. Each opportunity has different eligibility criteria so please check carefully before applying.

For queries regarding the MultiSci Studentships, please check the frequently asked questions page. For any remaining queries please contact our PG team at feopostgradtm@imperial.ac.uk.