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Funding & Scholarships

The Centre for Doctoral Studies helps secure funding for students interested in postgraduate research by providing advice on and administering a range of funding opportunities, scholarships, and studentships. 

Please note we are not able to advise on funding for Master's programmes, please contact the Student Funding Office for guidance.


King's Postgraduate Funding Database

For a comprehensive look at all the funding opportunities available to postgraduate research students, current and prospective students can search and view all available funding at King's College London on our postgraduate funding database.


Scholarships and Joint PhD funding

For information on specific funding schemes & scholarships administered by the Centre for Doctoral Studies, click the links below:

International PGR Scholarships

King's College London offers a limited number of International Studentships on an annual basis to support doctoral studies. The scholarships are open to new applicants who are on the international fee rate, and they normally provide funds to cover the international tuition fees, living stipend, and research costs.

2021/22 PGR International Studentships:

Nine studentships are available to support international students for MPhil/PhD study in any of our King's Health Faculties or Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences. Must start in June 2022.

Deadline to apply: 01 October 2021

Find out more details on the PG Funding Database.


Funding to support Joint PhD Programmes

These scholarships are available for students applying to joint PhD programmes run in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore or the University of Sao Paulo, with King's as their home institution. 

The King's Joint PhD Scholarship provides full tuition fees, stipend and an annual research grant.

Application deadline: 16 April 2021

Visit the Postgraduate Funding Database for more details.

Download the guidance for the 2021/22 Joint PGR Scholarships.

Find out more about the Joint PhD Programmes available at the National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong, and University of Sao Paolo by visiting the International Education webpage.

Africa International PGR Scholarships 

Do you have research interests that relate to Africa? Could you take an interdisciplinary approach to your research?

Applications are invited from international students from Africa for three full scholarships to undertake a full-time PhD at King’s College London starting in 2021/22. Funding is available for up to 4 years.

The topic of the PhD must clearly be relevant to the continent of Africa. 

For full details on eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit the PGR Funding Database.

Applications will close on 30 June 2021 (23:59 GMT).

King's China Council Scholarships

King's College London and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) hold an agreement to jointly fund PhD students to pursue research degrees at King's College London. 

As part of the agreement, successful students receive a scholarship that covers the tuition fee, an annual living allowance that includes overseas student health cover, a return airfare to London and visa application fees.

Up to 100 K-CSC scholarship awards are available for the 2022-23 competition.

Applications close 04 January 2022.

For full details, please visit the Funding Database.

Funded PhD Opportunities in Science & Engineering

The Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Partnership at King’s College London offers PhD Research Studentships across the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences and the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, particularly in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences.

For more information please visit the website.

King's A*STAR PhD Studentships

The A*STAR and King’s College London Studentships are fully-funded awards; this includes tuition fees, stipend and bench fees.

Students recruited to these studentships will spend a maximum of 2 years of the studentship in Singapore at an A*STAR Research Institute with the named A*STAR supervisor on each project.

Students will receive a consumables budget and stipend from A*STAR in line UK Research and Innovation minimum rates. The Award will also include a one-time airfare grant, medical insurance and a one-time settling in allowance.

Applications are now open; the deadline to apply is 16 May 2021.

Find out more information by visiting the website or the Postgraduate Funding Database.



For information on cohort-based training in King's Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), please click here.


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