Imperial College London Studentship Scholarship 2023

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Imperial College London Scholarship 2023

The National Institute for Health Research is offering Imperial College London Scholarship to eligible domestic and international students.

The Imperial College London Scholarship will be funded for three years with a Home Tuition waiver and a tax-free bursary of £22,000 per annum. The three-year PhD studentship is for eligible students from low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) funded by NIHR.

About SPHR

The NIHR School for Public Health Research is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge, Imperial and University College London; The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); the LiLaC collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster and Fuse; The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities.

Details about the Scholarship

The Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit, within the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, is offering a three-year PhD studentship for eligible students from low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) funded by NIHR.

Imperial College London Studentship

This is part of a large global health system and policy research programme funded by NIHR examining health systems fragmentation in Latin America and India.

The Imperial College London Studentship Scholarship will contribute to knowledge generation on health system fragmentation through a range of research activities across four countries which have high levels of poverty and inequality: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and India.

The proposed research programme will contribute to quantifying the nature and variation of financing fragmentation in the four focus countries, investigating how financing fragmentation affects health system goals, including improved access and quality of health services at lower cost to patients, and evaluating the impact of key health system reforms on fragmentation and health system goals.

The work will be predominantly of a quantitative nature, and the successful candidate is expected to develop strong analytical skills over the course of the PhD. A familiarity in data analyses using routine health data, quasi-experimental methods, or policy evaluation would be advantageous. Spanish or Portuguese language skills would be welcome.

There will be opportunities for travel and engagement with country-level partners. The successful candidate will be supported through mentorship by project leaders, and there are opportunities for specific training programmes to build key research skills. Imperial College London provides excellent opportunities for research students’ training. All students benefit from a full programme of training in research and transferable skills organised through the Graduate School, the quality of which has been recognised several times at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

Imperial College Medicine Requirements:

To be considered for the Imperial College of London Studentship, you must:

  • Meet the Imperial College PhD entry requirements
  • Hold or expect to obtain a first or upper-second class honours degree or equivalent.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject (public health, epidemiology, health economics, health data science, health policy and planning, health financing) is highly advantageous.

Benefits and Duration

The studentship will be funded for three years with a tax-free bursary of £22,000 per annum.
Tuition fees, at the rate applicable to UK Home students, are covered by NIHR.

Suitably qualified students non-eligible for home tuition fees are welcome to apply but will be responsible for paying the difference between the home and overseas fee rates.

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • CV
  • A one-page personal statement
  • The names and addresses of at least two academic referees

Application Deadline:

August 12, 2023

Application process

To apply for the Imperial College London Studentship program, send a CV, a one page personal statement, and the names and addresses of at least two academic referees to Dr Thomas Hone by email on [email protected].

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust?

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust was formed on October 1, 2007 by merging St Mary’s NHS Trust and Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and integrating with the faculty of medicine at Imperial College London.

With more than one million patient contacts each year, it is one of the largest acute trusts in the country and, in partnership with Imperial College London, is the UK’s first Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).

How about the Imperial College Long Covid Test?

Staff and students no longer need to take regular COVID tests before coming onto campus. 

Students living in College halls of residence can request an LFD test kit from their halls team if they display COVID symptoms, while stocks last. 

The College’s asymptomatic PCR testing scheme closed on Friday 24 June 2022.
The College no longer offers an in-house testing service and you will need to book a private testing provider for any COVID testing needs.

Do I need to travel to Imperial for an interview?

No. If an interview is part of the admissions process for your course, the department will contact you directly to arrange for this to be conducted via a suitable online platform.

Do I need to send you evidence of mitigating circumstances due to disruption I have faced as a result of COVID-19?

No. We understand that COVID-19 has caused some form of disruption for all of our postgraduate applicants this year and we know how you must be feeling.

We do not want to put you under any extra pressure so you do not need to submit evidence of your mitigating circumstances.

We will take the disruptions you’ve faced this year into consideration when reviewing your application.

How do I provide evidence of my academic qualifications?

Perhaps, you need to submit your academic qualifications to Imperial as part of your offer conditions please follow the guidance outlined in your offer letter regarding your verification options.

There are several ways you can verify your degree documents:

  • If you are applying to a postgraduate course at Imperial from a UK university, you can use the statement of qualifications form in place of transcripts. The university where you completed your undergraduate studies needs to download and complete this form and include the university stamp. Your university should then email this form to the relevant Admissions team.
  • If the university where you completed your undergraduate studies has a secure e-transcript sharing service, we recommend using this to share your transcript with the relevant Admissions team.
  • If you have been provided the option to verify your degree via the qualification check service, you can opt to do this and this will be accepted as official verification. If you do not wish to use this service and your university does not have a secure e-transcript sharing service, then you may email your official degree documents to the relevant Admissions team. If you send your documents via email, you may be required to present your original documents at a later date (providing your place is confirmed).


The Application Process

How do I apply?

Whether you’re applying for a Master’s course or a research programme, you you must apply online using our application system. It’s called Imperial Gateway.

Once you have created an online account, you can search for the course(s) you want to apply for and start your application.

What are the entry requirements for postgraduate study?

If you intend to apply for a Master’s degree the College minimum requirement is a UK Lower Second Class Honours degree. The majority of programmes have higher requirements, usually a minimum of a UK Upper Second Class Honours. Please see the relevant course page for details. 

For admission to a PhD, MPhil, MD (Res) or EngD research programme the College would normally expect you to hold or achieve a Master’s degree, in addition to a Bachelor’s degree at UK Upper Second Class Honours Level.

Meeting the academic requirements for your course of interest does not automatically guarantee entry.

While your academic profile is an important factor which admissions tutors use to make their decision, other factors such as suitability for the course, proficiency in English (you will need to have passed a College-approved English test), relevant work experience and references are also important.

Which international qualifications do you accept?

You can see the full list of qualifications accepted for postgraduate study at Imperial on our Country Index. 

The grades listed here are the minimum required for entry to the College and may be higher for your course of interest, due to the demanding and competitive nature of our programmes.

For more detail, please see the entry requirements on our course pages. You’ll also find contact details on these pages in case you have any further questions about the course or your particular circumstances.

What is the application deadline?

Applications for postgraduate study normally open in October or November.

If an application deadline does apply, this will be published on the relevant course page.

For more details, please visit our How to apply section.

How many courses can I apply for? 

You can apply for up to two courses in an academic year.

We will consider your application for Master’s courses in the order they are submitted so it is important to list your preferred course as your first choice and your reserve course as your second choice.

Your second choice application will only be considered if you are unsuccessful at gaining a place on your first choice programme. 

If you are applying for two Master’s or Postgradaute Certificate/Diploma courses you should put both your first and second choice on one application form. You should not submit two separate applications.

If you are applying for two Doctoral courses, you should submit two seperate applications, one for each of your choices. We process your applications for Doctoral study simultaneously, so you do not need to specify a preference if you are applying for more than one. 

Business School courses

If you are applying to the Business School, you may only be considered for one programme per admissions cycle. Applicants to the Finance Master’s programmes, willbe able to indicate their areas of interest in finance when applying. If the Business School cannot make you an offer for the finance programme you applied for, they may consider your suitablity for other areas of finance that are offered in line with the areas of interest you express.

When will I receive a decision on my application?

We aim to make application decisions within 8 weeks of receiving a complete application, which includes your references and any supporting documents.

However, some courses will release decisions at certain points in line with published application ‘rounds’.  Where this is the case, the relevant details will be published on our course page.

This decision timeframe may vary throughout the year, especially during peak periods and if the selection process includes an interview.

In addition, if you have applied for a particular funded opportunity, the decision may take longer and you should check the relevant programme/scholarship pages for details.

If you have waited more than 8 weeks and are unsure of your application stage, or have particular concerns, please contact the relevant Admissions team for an update.

Can I change the course I applied for?

To request a change to the course you applied for, please email the relevant Admissions team.

In the message, please specify:

  • which course you have already applied for
  • the course you wish to considered for instead

We will consider all change requests, though we may not always be able to approve them, depending on your application and admission status at the point that we receive your request.

Who can I contact for questions about the application process?

We hope that our detailed webpages will answer the majority of your queries relating to applying to Imperial.

However, if you have a specific query that is not covered in these pages, please contact the relevant Admissions team.

Can I defer my offer?

You may apply for a deferral of entry, under exceptional circumstances. 

Requests for deferral are considered at the discretion of the academic department you applied to and will be based on a change of circumstances that is outside your control, and could not have been foreseen, that will prevent you from taking up your offer on the course starting date. 

Please contact the academic department you have applied to if you wish to request a deferral. They will provide you with the criteria for considering your request. 

You can find the contact details for your department in the ‘further information’ section of the webpage for your chosen course or programme.

I have a GMAT/GRE offer condition – how do I make sure you receive my scores?

If you have been asked to take a GMAT or GRE test as part of your application or this is part of your offer conditions, you should release your scores to Imperial online. Doing so will allow the relevant Admissions team to verify your results online.

You can also email a copy of your results to the relevant Admissions team.

Please note: the ETS will make an online GRE at Home test available in certain regions. Imperial will accept this version of the GRE.

I didn’t reply in time to my offer and it has now been withdrawn. What should I do if I want to accept the offer? 

If you didn’t reply to your offer within 28 days, your offer may have been withdrawn.

If you now want to accept your offer, please email the relevant Admissions team to request that your offer is re-instated.

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