External opportunities

The International Relations Office is committed to supporting students to gain overseas experience. There are many great programmes which will expose students to new international communities, cultures and practices all over the world. Opportunties, when available, will be posted on this page.

 If you have a programme you think the IRO should be advertising please contact Laura Bulmer l.bulmer@imperial.ac.uk

Current Opportunities

UK-China PhD Placement Programme (Newton Fund)

This programme is a sponsorship opportunity for UK and Chinese PhD students and their supervisors to spend a period of study of three to 12 months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China or the UK. The focus is on research areas that reflect the common interests and demands of both countries, including: 

  • health and life sciences
  • food and water security
  • environmental technologies
  • energy
  • urbanisation
  • education and creative economy for economic development and social welfare

Please note, applicants must find a host institution in their target country and placements must start between January and December 2018.

Please see here for more details and how to apply

20 September 2017

Research Opportunities in Japan: JSPS Summer Programme 2017

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is an independent administrative institution in Japan, established for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. The British Council is this programme's nominating authority for UK candidates. 

The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for young researchers from the six countries including the UK to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and research institutions over a period of two months during the summer.

Awards include: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance, domestic research trip allowance and overseas travel and accident insurance policy.

Application guidelines and form are available on the website. 

Duration: Tuesday 13 June to Wednesday 23 August 2017

Applicants must have British nationality and be enrolled in a PhD or MPhil programme at a British university at the time of application

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