Thanks to support from the President’s Scholarship Fund, Imperial was last year able to award fifty PhD scholarships to some of the world’s most promising young researchers.

Imperial PhD Scholarships are awarded to the most talented young scientists and engineers – of any nationality – to enable them to pursue doctoral study at Imperial College London. 

It’s a tremendous opportunity. From their first day, PhD scholars are plugged into the thriving research culture at Imperial. They work alongside internationally-renowned experts in their field, and participate in research that’s at the cutting edge of scientific discovery. And with their tuition fees and living expenses fully covered by their award, scholars can focus 100 per cent on their studies.

Meet some of our PhD scholars

Portrait of Jack Hare, Imperial PhD Scholar

Jack Hare, Imperial PhD Scholar in Physics

“The scholarship offered me the opportunity to do a PhD that I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise. It is allowing me to follow the career that I want, and to pursue the research that I’m inspired by. Without the scholarship there wouldn’t have been the money for me to come to Imperial. Without the scholarship I wouldn’t be here. I am grateful to all those who chose to support scholarships at Imperial.”

Portrait of Mariia Koziakova

Mariia Koziakova, Imperial PhD Scholar in Biomedicine

“I moved to London in 2012 to study for an MRes in Biomedical Research at Imperial. I was amazed by the quality of research and teaching at Imperial and, by the end of my course, I knew that I wanted to continue my studies at Imperial. My PhD scholarship allowed me to do just that. I’m looking at blast brain injury and the development of noble gas treatments. It's currently a very important issue worldwide."

Portrait of Oliver Graham

Oliver Graham, PhD Scholar in Surgery and Cancer

"I'm looking at dietary carcinogens, or cancer-causing chemicals. I'm particularly looking at inflammation in prostrate cancer, which is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men worldwide and the second biggest killer of men in terms of cancer. My scholarship has been very important. It's great that I have an opportunity to contribute to scientific research here at Imperial, and to cancer research as a whole."