Scholarships Merit-based
King's College London

Joint PhD Scholarships

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19668 GBP
United Kingdom
26 Mar 2024
Application deadline


King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. They are dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising their vision of making the world a better place. 


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver + £19,668

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • other


Joint PhD Scholarships are offered by the King's Centre for Doctoral Studies for joint PhD programmes between King’s College London and four of its international partner universities (listed below) for the 2023/24 academic year.

Partner Universities: 

The University of Hong Kong

Humboldt University, Berlin

The National University of Singapore

The University of Sao Paulo

Applicable programmes


The scholarship covers the following:

Tuition Fees;

Annual Stipend, rate TBC (was £19,668 for the year 2022/23);

Annual Research Grant of £1,500.


Applicants MUST:

  • be due to commence a full-time joint PhD programmes run in collaboration between King’s College London and a stated partner (The University of Hong Kong, Humboldt University, Berlin, The National University of Singapore, or The University of Sao Paulo) during the 2023/24 academic year. Please refer to the 'CDS PGR Joint PhD 23-24 guidance' document for a full list of eligible programmes;
  • have applied to King’s College London as the home institution;
  • have provisional agreement from supervisors at both King’s and the partner university;
  • have submitted all the required application materials by the funding deadline, including references and the Travel Plan form, which can be found online or obtained via the King’s Admissions office.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

26 Mar 2024

Students must first apply to King’s College London for one of the above joint PhD programmes using the online admissions portal ( It is recommended that the programme application is submitted by the deadline.

As part of the above application, students must have been in contact with potential supervisors at both King’s and the partner university and obtained tentative agreement to work with them. Evidence of this (e.g., email correspondence) must be provided with the application materials.

In the funding part of the online admissions application form, students must tick the box at item 5 (Award Scheme Code or Name) and enter the code 2324-JOINT. If this code is not entered, or is not spelled correctly, the funding application will not be picked up and the student will not be put forward for consideration.

The student must have submitted all necessary information and supporting documentation.

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