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2015-2016 Imperial College PhD Positionsfor UK and International Students, UK

Imperial College London is inviting applications for PhD scholarships available for talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. The studentships are awarded up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor. Selected students will receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London for up to 3.5 years. The application deadlines are: 31 October 2014, 31 January 2015 and 7 April 2015.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded for students to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing PhD programme at Imperial College London.
Scholarship Provider: Imperial College London, UK
Award can be taken at: UK

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Eligibility:
Applications are accepted from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality.
-Candidates must be among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK degree or equivalent.
-Candidates with Master’s qualifications should have achieved a distinction or, where this has yet to have been achieved, be able to provide evidence of high performance that will lead to a distinction. They should also hold a first class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent.
-Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria.
-Prior to applying candidates must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise their research project. Please note that supervisors are only permitted to supervise one scholar at any time. Please review this list of existing supervisors who are not available to supervise a student on this application scheme. Please note: current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for an Imperial College PhD Scholarship. The scheme is only open to new PhD applications.

Open for International Students: UK and international students can apply for these PhD scholarships.

Description: Imperial CollegeThe Imperial College PhD Scholarship Scheme offers an outstanding opportunity for potential PhD students. If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student, and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London. The Scheme aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Number of award(s): The Scheme aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Duration of award(s): Successful candidates will receive the financial support for up to 3.5 years.

What does it cover? Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:
-Full funding for tuition fees, A stipend of £20,400 per annum to assist with living costs and A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study
-Scholars will have access to a programme of career development and cohort activities delivered by a combination of their host department and the Graduate School.
-Support will be available to allow a high degree of interaction with other researchers (at other HEIs in the UK and abroad) and research users. This will provide valuable opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed by a two stage process:
-Candidates meeting or predicted to meet the eligibility requirements will be reviewed by the Department to which they have applied. Departments will select a shortlist of the very best candidates to present to the Imperial College Selection Panel for consideration
-The final decision will be made by the Imperial College Selection Panel. The members of the panel are the Vice-Provost (Research) and the Faculty Vice-Deans for Research. The Panel will consider shortlisted candidates from all Faculties. financial aid positions will be awarded to the candidates who show the most potential.
-Successful candidates will receive written confirmation of their scholarship. Any offer of a PhD place will be conditional on final interview by the Department and (if applicable) on the candidate receiving the predicted qualifications.
-Applicants not selected for the opportunity will automatically be considered for the PhD.

Notification: Applications put forward for this application scheme will be considered throughout the academic year.
-Applicants who apply before 31 October 2014 and are awarded a support will be notified by 30 January 2015.
-Applicants who apply before 31 January 2015 and are awarded a support will be notified by 1 April 2015.
-Applicants who apply before 7 April 2015 and are awarded a support will be notified by 5 June 2015.

Online Application: The Scheme is now open for applications. You can submit your application for admission to study at Imperial through online admissions system.
-When prompted for a personal statement you must ensure that it consists of approx. 1000 words and outlines your academic and research achievements to date, explaining in brief your planned research project.
-You must attach a completed Self-Nomination Form.

Application Deadline: The application deadlines are: 31 October 2014, 31 January 2015 and 7 April 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application