Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate doctoral

  • Value

    Full tuition fees (overseas rate), annual stipend of £19,824 and approved economy class return journey

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status


  • Mode of study

    Full time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    05/12/2023 Closed

  • Additional information

    Scholarship page

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Aeronautics
    • Bioengineering
    • Brain Sciences
    • Business School
    • Centre for Environmental Policy
    • Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Computing
    • Design Engineering
    • Earth Science and Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Immunology and Inflammation
    • Infectious Disease
    • Institute of Clinical Sciences
    • Life Sciences
    • Materials
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction
    • National Heart and Lung Institute
    • Physics
    • School of Medicine
    • Surgery and Cancer

Eligibility criteria

For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships

Please note: This scholarship is not available to continuing students.

Application process

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for the 2024/25 academic year  for PhD candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

The closing date for applications, including all supporting documentation, is 16:00 GMT on 5 December 2023.  In addition to the CSC's online application, applicants must apply to study at Imperial.  Candidates should apply to study at Imperial College London for a Research Occasional (FT). This should be Entry term Autumn 2024-25 application.

The scholarships are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.  

Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an existing institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and proposed UK university.

For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships

If you have any questions about either of these schemes, please contact the Student Financial Support team.


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