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PhD Studentships in Faculty of Natural, Mathematics & Engineering Sciences

Subject areas:

Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Applied and Pure Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.

Funding type:

Tuition fee. Stipend. Bench Fees / Research Training & Support Grant.

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematics & Engineering Sciences are proud to be offering studentships across our departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics.

Award details

Our dynamic community of postgraduate students engage in interdisciplinary research across a range of departments and research centres and are supported by supervisors who are international experts in their field. Our recently launched NMES Graduate School provides information about our PhD’s, Centre’s for Doctorial Training and Research Centres, and offers the opportunity to discover the research being conducted within the faculty. As part of this we have developed a training and event program for PGR students to experience an exciting and creative research community across the faculty and departments. Join us now as we embark on a period of ambitious growth, supported by significant university investment, which aims to build upon our current strengths, delivering world class research, education, and innovation.

Award value

The Studentships are funded for 3/3.5/4 years depending on the project to cover the full cost of Home tuition fees also a limited number of international fee waivers for EPSRC Studentships are available, plus a stipend bursary of £19,668 per annum, including London Allowance (the stipend bursary will rise each year to reflect the standard research council rates).

Eligibility criteria

Applications are invited for Faculty Studentships, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentships, and Science and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC) Studentships in the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics at King’s College London, to start in the 2023/24 academic year.

All PhD students are expected to engage with the activities of their department, including contributing to their departments teaching, for which separate payment will be made. Teaching helps students develop skills for future roles and training and mentoring in teaching and learning in higher education will be provided. Successful applicants will be expected to attend the Faculty’s Preparing to Teach course should they undertake additional teaching duties.

At King’s and within the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, we welcome all applicants and are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The University and the Faculty are committed to Athena Swan Awards, King’s Race Equality Charter engagement, our participation in Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, and support for those with disabilities.

Application process

Candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible to start in the 2023/24 year.

Please contact to the Department you are applying to for PhD application deadlines.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Offers may be made to exceptional candidates before the deadline and late applications may be considered if studentships are still available.

How to Apply

Candidates must apply via King’s Apply online application system. Details are available at How to apply - King's College London (

Please indicate your desired supervisor and quote the research group if appropriate e.g. [[group name]] in your application and all correspondence. Also please provide the requested application documents as detailed by the department you are applying too.

Selection Process

The selection process will involve a pre-selection on application documents, if selected this will be followed by an invitation to an interview. If successful at the interview, an offer will be provided in due time.


For further information, please refer to the department websites and the following contacts:

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the relevant department directly.


Academic year:


Study mode:

Postgraduate research

Application closing date:

Contact us for details on when to apply