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Postgraduate funding

PhD/MPhil funding opportunities for international students

The following  Graduate School administered postgraduate research degree (PGR) funding  schemes for international students have just been announced. Follow the links below for further information about our eligibility criteria, subjects covered, how to apply and the value of each scholarship.

King's Health US Scholarship
for USA domiciled students

USA This PhD scholarship is open to applicants from the USA applying to study in any of King's Health Schools Applicable subjects include psychiatry, nursing, midwifery, medicine, dentistry and biomedical sciences.


King's India Scholarship
for Indian domiciled students

India Open to applicants from India applying to study for PhD in any of the Health Schools (one scholarship), India Institute (one scholarship) and Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences (one scholarship). 


Brazil Institute Scholarship
for Brazilian domiciled students

Brazilian flag This PhD scholarship is open to applicants from Brazil applying to study in the Brazil Institute at King's College London.  All subjects that fall within the remit of the Brazil Institute are applicable.


King's - Hong Kong University Joint PhD Scholarship  

for Chinese domiciled students

Hong Kong University Open to applicants from China applying to study for a Joint PhD with Hong Kong University in the departments of  Comparative Literature, English, Film Studies, History, Music, Geography, War Studies, Linguistics Language Discourse & Communications, Mathematics and Physics, in the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, the China Institute and also in research divisions of Women’s Health, Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology (AALB), Genetics & Molecular Medicine, Immunology Infection & Inflammatory Disease (IIID), Transplantation Immunology & Mucosal Biology.


King's - University of São Paulo Joint PhD Scholarship
for Brazilian domiciled students

University of Sao Paulo Open to applicants from Brazil app lying to study for a Joint PhD with  the University of São Paulo in the King's Brazil Institute.


King's - National University of Singapore Joint PhD Scholarship
for Singaporean domiciled students

National University of Singapore Open to applicants from Singapore applying to study for a Joint PhD with National University of Singapore in Comparative Literature, English, History, Philosophy, Geography, War Studies, Linguistics Language Discourse & Communications, Political Economy, China Institute, India Institute, Biomedical Sciences.


Faculty Graduate School International Research Studentship 

KCL flagEach faculty has been allocated with one Graduate School International Research Studentship to offer an international postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) student starting in the 2015/16 academic year. This studentship will provide funds to cover international tuition fees, plus an annual stipend for living costs.


The selection process will vary slightly from faculty to faculty, but each faculty is able to consider any applicant who is classed as international for tuition fee purposes , and who has, as a minimum, submitted an admissions application by 1 March 2015

Faculties will be required to submit their nominations to the Graduate School by 25 March 2015. The final decision rests with the Faculty but the Graduate School will ratify scholarship on submission of nomination form.

Additional information:

For the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, departments are invited to nominate their top candidate(s) for consideration, from the pool of applicants who submit their admissions application by 1 March 2015, to a central faculty selection panel which will make the final decision.

For the Health Faculties (including Life Sciences & Medicine, Dental Institute, Nursing & Midwifery and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience), divisions are invited to nominate candidates for consideration, from the pool of applicants who submit their admissions application by 1 March 2015, to a central cross-faculty selection panel which will make the final decision.

For all other faculties, please contact them directly for details of their selection process.

External funding opportunities for prospective international postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) students:

Please note that the deadlines for the above schemes will vary considerably, so please check on the links provided to see whether they are still open for applications and if so what the deadlines and procedures are.


For full details of the eligibility criteria for each of the above schemes please use the above links provided.

Please note that different schemes will have different criteria for eligibility so you need to be sure you know you are eligible before applying.

How to apply

Each of the above schemes will have a separate application process and differing deadlines. Please ensure you read the guidance available for the individual schemes you wish to apply for.

Applicants must complete and submit the required documentation by the relevant stated deadline(s). Please note that the deadline(s) are absolute and materials received after the specified time and date will not be accepted and the applicant will be deemed ineligible.

Announcement of Results
Confirmation of results for the ESRC and K-CSC awards will come from the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support Team, who will be responsible for issuing the formal studentship letters containing instructions about how the funds are paid.

Correspondence relating to LAHP-AHRC Doctoral Award Studentships will be via the central London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Office. If you have any queries please contact directly.

Notification of awards for external funding schemes will be made by the relevant external funding body.

For certain schemes, only successful applicants will be informed of the funding outcome so applicants who have not heard from the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support Team by 1 May 2015 should assume that their application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

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