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Apply for the Imperial College PhD scholarship

Last updated on: January 7, 2013 12:01 IST

Scholarships for Indian students at Imperial College, London


Applications are invited from academically outstanding Indian students to study for a PhD at Imperial College London.

Two full PhD studentships are available for Indian nationals residing in India, generously provided by the alumni and supporters of the Imperial College India Foundation.

For entry in 2013, the College invites applications for study in the following departments: Aeronautics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computing, Earth Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials, Mechanical Engineering and Imperial College Business School.

A committee comprising Foundation members and College academic staff will select candidates.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for a Scholarship, candidates must:

(a)  have been offered admission to study on PhD offered by the Faculty of Engineering at the College or by the Imperial College Business School, having applied through the normal application process;

(b)  display intellectual ability and leadership potential; and be committed to engaging with society and using their abilities to contribute to India on their return

(c)  be deemed in need of financial support in order to pursue their studies

(d)  have an adequate standard of English, i.e. at least 6.5 in IELTS;

(e)  demonstrate an intention to return to India within three (3) years of completing the PhD course at the College

Priority will be given to candidates who have not been already completed a degree at a higher education institution outside India.

How to apply

Candidates apply directly to the College for PhD admission, using the standard registry application process.

Once applied, candidates download and complete the application form.

The form must be signed by the student's supervisor and head of department.

The application form has to be submitted along with a copy of the PhD application and parental tax returns as one document to Clare Turner by March 29, 2013.

Candidates will be informed of the outcome of the scholarship panel by the end of May 2013

For more details on how to apply for the scholarship, visit

Important date

The last date to send your applications for 2013 entry is March 29, 2013. provides this information as a service to our readers. does not benefit monetarily by providing this service.

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