UKRI PhD studentships in Chemical Engineering

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate doctoral

  • Value

    Home tuition fees and an annual tax-free contribution to maintenance costs of at least £19,668 per year for 42 months

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status


  • Mode of study

    Full time, Part time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    31/12/2022 Closed

  • Additional information

    Scholarship page

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Chemical Engineering

Eligibility criteria

Studentships are open to all Home applicants. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you are expected to have obtained (or be heading for) an Upper Second or First Class Honours degree at Master's level (or equivalent) in chemical engineering, another branch of engineering or a related science.

To be considered a home student, candidates must meet one of these criteria:

  • be a UK national (meeting residency requirements)
  • have settled status
  • have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements)
  • have indefinite leave to remain or enter.

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

Application process

In order to be considered for the Chemical Engineering PhD Scholarships, you will need to submit your PhD application for admission through the online admissions system. The programme title is 'Chemical Engineering Research - Full Time'. Your application form must include:
  • Full transcripts of your university studies to date.
  • A personal statement to support your application, which should outline your research interest and experience.
  • A copy of your English Language certificate if applicable. Find out more about Imperial College London's language requirements. Please note that where there are two levels we require the higher level.
  • The contact details of two referees, at least one of whom must be an academic referee, for example your project supervisor or personal tutor.

You will be asked to give the e-mail addresses of the referees, which will trigger reference requests directly to the referees. Please do not upload reference letters as the references must come directly from the referees. References are confidential between the referee and the College. Please note that the e-mail addresses must be personal institutional addresses (university or company e-mail addresses) rather than webmail addresses, as these are not acceptable.

Additional information

Successful applicants can join any of the research groups in our Department.


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