23/24 Imperial College London Shawki Saad PhD Scholarships (Fully Funded):DEADLINE IS TODAY, APPLY NOW!



Application Deadline: 26 May 2023

Overview of Shawki Saad PhD Scholarships

  • Shawki Saad PhD Scholarship- The Shawki Saad PhD Scholarship is a fully funded programme to support students ordinarily resident in Sub-Saharan Africa. The programme is funded by a generous endowed gift from the late Professor Shawki Saad, with one scholarship awarded each year for the next four years. The Shawki Saad PhD Scholarship programme will fully cover the cost of overseas tuition fees for 3 years, a monthly living cost stipend (£19,668 2022/23) for 3.5 years and travel costs (flight and visa) for the successful applicant. You can read more about Shawki Saad PhD Scholarship at the following link – Imperial launches new scholarship for sub-Saharan Africa PhD students

The scholarship will be for students joining the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is supported by an endowed gift from the late Professor Shawki Saad, a Professor of Civil Engineering at Khartoum University in Sudan.

The Shawki Saad PhD Scholarship programme will support four students and will fully cover the cost of tuition fees and support students with a stipend and travel costs. The new scholarship programme builds on a previous scholarship for students from Sudan.

 Application process

  1. Find a PhD supervisor. Visit the research and academic staff pages of our website to help identify topics of interest and potential supervisors. Contact your preferred supervisor(s) directly, to discuss potential projects and funding options.
  2. Submit your PhD application for admission through the Registry online admissions systems by the deadlines listed below for each scholarship round. More information on the application process can be found here. Online applications should only be submitted after a potential academic supervisor has expressed sufficient interest in your application.  All scholarship applications must be supported by an academic supervisor.


The Department has one selection process for all the scholarships that are administered by the College, including the Imperial President’s Scholarships, Imperial CSC Scholarships, and the Departments own scholarships. You will need to submit your PhD application by the following deadline in order to be considered for any of our schemes:

  • Round 3: 26 May 2023 

Where there is a later deadline advertised for College scholarships, the departmental deadline before the College deadline will apply, as you will need to go through the departmental selection process, before we can put you forward for a College Scholarship.

If you have any questions about any of our scholarship schemes or the application process, please contact Sarah Willis



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