Agencia Nacional de  Investigación y Desarrollo (ANID) is the Chilean government student funding organisation. Imperial has an agreement with ANID to offer funding for postgraduate students.


To apply for a n ANID-Imperial scholarship, you must comply with the BECAS Chile eligibility criteria. At the moment these are:
- Be Chilean or foreigner with permanent residency in Chile
-Hold a Licenciado (the Chilean 6 year degree)
- Academic excellence (better average grade than 5 out of possible 7 in the Chilean system; be among the top 30% of the degree course)

 How to apply; Please follow these steps:

  1. Contact your prospective supervisor or the Imperial department of interest with details of your proposed research project. It is essential that you make contact with departments/supervisors before submitting a PhD application.
  2. Email indicating you are applying for a ANID scholarship.
  3. Submit a PhD application to Imperial, following standard College procedure (information on the English language requirements is available here)
  4. Imperial’s Registry processes the application and either rejects it or issues a formal conditional/unconditional offer. Please note: It can take 6-8 weeks for PhD applications to be processed.
  5. Once you have an offer, please apply to ANID for the scholarship. The direct link is PhD Scholarships Chile 2024-ANID. The deadline changes each year but is usually in early April.  
  6. You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process in June – August.

 What the Scholarship includes

  1. Full stipend for the duration of your PhD in line with the standard ANID rates.
  2. A one-way economy class air ticket from the airport nearest to the scholar’s place of residence in Chile to London´s airport for the scholar, his/her spouse and children, if applicable. Also, a one-way economy class air ticket back to Chile for the scholar, his/her spouse and children, if applicable.
  3. A monthly allowance for his/her spouse.
  4. A monthly allowance for each child under 18 years old.
  5. A one-time allowance, per scholar, to cover settlement expenses and a one-time relocation allowance.
  6. A yearly allowance for books and/or materials.
  7. A yearly allowance to cover health insurance
  8. Extension of monthly per diem allowance on account of pregnancy and maternity leave, to female scholars only, for up to 4 months.
  9. Benefits associated to pre-sessional English courses, if required. ‌

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Student Financial Support team. Further information is also available on the ANID WEBSITE