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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:

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: 26 March 2023

Visit the Postgraduate Funding Database for more details.

Download the guidance for the 2023/24 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.

International Scholarships and Sponsorships

King’s College London has a number of agreements with External Sponsors and Funding Partners that are open to International Students. For information on all these International Funding Schemes & Scholarships and to see if you are eligible please see our International student research funding page.

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 2023-24 competition

Application deadline: 2 January 2023, 23:59 GMT

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, Mathematical & Engineering 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.

Harold Moody PGR Studentships 2023/24

King’s College London and the Centre for Doctoral Studies are offering four studentships to support underrepresented communities within postgraduate research students in two faculties.

The studentship covers:

  • Tuition fees at home level

  • An annual stipend (living allowance): at the UKRI rate (for the year 2021/22, this was set at £17,609), (pro-rata for PT registration)

  • Research costs: up to £1,000 per annum (pro-rata for PT registration)

Eligibility criteria

Applying for PhD, at KCL in the following Faculties:

Applicants must be UK-permanent residents who are liable for fees at the home rate and identify as one of the following ethnic groups (as identified by the applicant in the admissions application):

  • Black British, Black or Black British African, Black or Black British Caribbean, Black or Black British other or Mixed Black.

If you identify as being of Black or Mixed-Black ethnicity, you are warmly invited to apply for one of these scholarships. 

Application deadline 08 January 2023.

For full details please visit the PG Funding Database.


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

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