Scholarship Overview

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Imperial College London
  • Funded by: Imperial College London
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Masters and PhD
  • Scholarship Amount: Tuition, £20,622 Stipends, etc
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 24 May, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

  • The program will comprehensively finance international tuition fees for a duration of three years.
  • Participants will additionally obtain a maintenance allowance totaling £20,622, extended over three and a half years.
  • Furthermore, travel expenses, encompassing both flight and visa fees, for the selected applicant will be fully provided for.


To be eligible for the Imperial College London Shawki Saad Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a student from sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Apply for a PhD program at Imperial College London.
  • Fulfill the criteria necessary to pursue a PhD degree at the college.

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship effectively, qualified candidates are advised to adhere to the following procedure:

  • Access the scholarship’s application webpage.
  • Navigate to the research page of the relevant faculty to identify and reach out to a potential supervisor.
  • Proceed with your application through the university’s online application system.
  • Ensure that you submit your online application only after securing preliminary interest from a prospective academic supervisor.
  • Your potential PhD supervisors must nominate you for funding by the specified deadline.

Additional Information

Imperial College London is delighted to present several Shawki Saad Scholarships, aimed at assisting students from sub-Saharan Africa to pursue research in any of the institution’s fields of study. The Imperial College London Shawki Saad Scholarship ensures a complete waiver of international tuition fees for a period of three years, offers a maintenance allowance of £20,622 for three and a half years, and includes the travel expenses (flight and visa) for the scholarship recipient.

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