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International PhD Scholarships

King's College London is one of the world's leading research institutions with a diverse research community producing internationally recognised work. King's and the Centre for Doctoral Studies are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing top international postgraduate research talent to study alongside our renowned academic supervisors. 

If you are interested in a postgraduate research degree (MPhil/PhD) at King's. there are a range of funding opportunities for international postgraduate researchers at King's, including: 

  • King's PGR International Scholarships
  • Joint PhD Programme Funding
  • King's China Council Scholarships 

You can learn more about these opportunities below. You can also access our postgraduate funding database to search all currently open funding competitions at King's.

Postgraduate Funding Database

King's PGR International Scholarships

The Centre for Doctoral Studies offers a number of scholarships to outstanding international students who plan to undertake a postgraduate research degree (MPhil/PhD) at King's College London.

The prestigious King's PGR International Scholarship provides students with the following: 

  • Full International fees
  • Stipend
  • Bench fees where applicable.

Applications are now open for the King's PGR International Scholarships.

To find out more, go to the Centre for Doctoral Studies' prospective student pages where you will find information on eligibility, application procedure, and the latest deadlines. 

Further guidance can be found on the King's Student Funding pages

Funding & Scholarships

Funding & Scholarships

King's College London's Centre for Doctoral Studies provides advice on a wide range of postgraduate…


King's China Council Scholarships (K-CSC)

King's College London is offering up-to 100 PhD scholarships per year for Chinese graduates starting in the academic year 2019/20, one of the largest number of such scholarships from a UK university.

These scholarships are open to graduate students who are citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Full International fees
  • Annual stipend  

For 2019-20 prospective applicants, please note:

  • King’s deadline for applications for the K-CSC scheme will be 11 January 2019 (full application information will be available soon)
  • King’s deadline for demonstrating English language proficiency is 31 January 2019

If you are interested in applying for a King's China Council Scholarship, you should find a potential PhD supervisor first. 

K-CSC - Further information

As well as having your fees paid and receiving a stipend, China Council Scholars at King's will have access to high quality research training, professional development, careers advice, and language courses. Scholarship holders will also be able to apply for King's award-winning student accommodation, located in Central London, one of the world's most dynamic cultural, business, and academic hubs.

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Students wishing to apply for a King's China Council Scholarship should find a PhD supervisor. To help you find a supervisor at King's, we have compiled a catalogue of potential supervisors and their research areas. This guide will also help you search for supervisors on the King's website.

Click here to download the K-CSC Supervisor Catalogue


International Postgraduate Entry Requirements

English Language Entry Requirements