How to apply to Imperial

Apply online through My Imperial

  • You can apply for up to two courses in an academic year.
  • The majority of doctoral students start at the beginning of October.
  • We welcome doctoral applications all year round though some academic departments and research projects/schemes restrict applications to particular times of the year, either due to funding requirements or because they want to admit students together as a cohort. 

Finding a supervisor

All applicants should identify the research area (and if appropriate, specific research project) and department in which they wish to work. You should also check with the department in advance whether you need to identify a supervisor before you apply. If you do then you should include details of the person who's agreed to supervise you in your application. Read more about finding a supervisor.

Find out more about the process

 If you've already applied to Imperial and are holding an offer of a place then please see our offer holders section.