We are not accepting further applications for October 2020 start.
Please visit regularly our website for updates on the 2021-22 recruitment cycle.
A general overview of the application process is outlined below.
Applicants to our CDT must follow a simple three-step process:
- Check your eligibility to apply to the CDT;
- Choose from the projects that we have on offer (please note that an updated project catalogue will be published in November 2020 for the 2021-22 recruitment call, the current list of available project is maintained for information only but not available for selection).
- Complete our online application form.
We will then contact you to confirm whether you have been shortlisted for interview. Further details of eligibility criteria and the application process can be found below.
Prospective applicants from minority backgrounds are invited to take part in an online Q&A session on 2 October 2020 for a chance to find out more about the CDT. Find out more and sign up here.
Funding and ELIGIBILITY Criteria
Who should apply?
Medical Imaging is a broad and diverse research area with students from a diverse range of backgrounds. We are looking for applicants with 1st class, high upper second or Distinction degrees in any of the following subjects:
The Centre will fund around 15 studentships each year. Each studentship will be funded for 4 years. This includes tuition fees, stipend and generous project consumables.
- Stipend: Students will receive a tax-free stipend of £17,285 (academic year 2020-21, subject to indexation) as a living allowance.
- Research Training Support Grant (RTSG): A generous project allowance will be provided for research consumables and for attending UK and international conferences.
EU/EEA/Swiss students are eligible to apply for EPSRC funding if they have lived, worked or studied within the UK for 3 years prior to the funding commencing. For 2020 entry, EPSRC will guarantee EU student funding for the duration of their course, even if the United Kingdom leaves the EU during this time.
We are currently not accepting applications from EU students who have not lived, worked or studied in the UK for the last 3 years.
We are currently not accepting applications from international students.
International students are warmly invited to familiarise themselves with the visa requirements, the application procedure and any associated costs. For additional information, please refer to the Student Advice Service immigration and visa advice pages on the King’s College London website, and in particular consult the Tier 4 interactive guide and advice documents. Please also read our FAQs below.
We also welcome applications from students who have secured their own funding.
For alternative funding options, please explore the international student research funding that is available from King’s College London.
Students are encouraged to apply for extra/additional funding from other sources, such as the Industrial Fellowships from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
Diversity and inclusion
We welcome applications from all applicants and in particular those underrepresented in STEM subjects and academia. At the CDT, equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to our strengths.
We are committed to providing and promoting equality of opportunity in all areas of our work and activity, striving to ensure that all CDT applicants, students and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, trans status, socio-economic status or any other protected distinction.
We seek to provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation. Our students and staff commit to fostering good relations between individuals with different backgrounds and to tackle prejudice and promote understanding. We commit to actively using our influence within the scientific community and educational establishment to increase access to the academic career path through transparency, communication and outreach.
To apply for our programme, once you have checked that you are eligible to apply for funding and have the right undergraduate degree, follow the steps below:
After confirming your eligibility for our programme, you need to choose which of our available projects you would be interested in studying. Only projects with prefix 2020_*** are on offer for September 2020 entry. You will be asked to list three projects in order of preference. You will be also asked to select an industry co-sponsored project.
Please note that:
- We are aiming to fill our remaining industry co-sponsored projects;
- These lists are for indicative purposes only, and project preferences are not guaranteed.
Apply for Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science Research MPhil/PhD (Full-time) using our online application portal.
Applicants must complete and submit an online admissions application, via the King’s Apply system. You will need to register an account to log onto the system. Please note that because of the late deadline, applicants are requested to submit complete documentation for a full eligibility assessment by the Admission team. Incomplete applications will not be progressed further.
Once you have created an account please follow the steps below:
- Select the programme to apply to; under Programme Name select ‘Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science Research MPhil/PhD (Full-time)’. Once the programme has been selected, please select the start date (01 October 2020) and read the on-screen information about how to progress through the application. Please pay careful attention to the on-screen information; it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required documents.
- Please be sure to complete the following sections of the form with all relevant information (all questions with an asterisk are mandatory and you will not be able to submit without answering these):
- Personal Information (including Contact Information, Equal Opportunities and Fee Status). Please note that the diversity monitoring questions will not be shared with the selection panel, who will only have access to your CV and personal statement. Diversity information will be passed onto UKRI as aggregated data in order to analyse general trends in student populations across UKRI.
- Employment history: you will be able to enter up to five sets of employment information. Please upload a PDF copy of your CV as an attachment to the Employment History Section, even if you do not have any employment information to provide.
- Supporting statement: please upload a PDF copy of your personal statement in this section. Please be sure to use the provided template, indicating which of the CDT scientific themes you would be most interested in.
- You will be asked to list three projects of interest (from our available projects in order of preference) and at least one industry project (from our list of 2020 of co-sponsored projects). However, bear in mind that these lists is for indicative purposes only.
- References: Please insert contact details for two academic referees or relevant employers in research institutions/companies (We will then contact your referees directly).
- Funding: Please choose Option 5 (“I am applying for a funding award or scholarship administered by King’s College London”) and enter under “Award Scheme Code or Name” EPSRC_CDT_2020. Failing to include this code may result in you not being considered for this funding scheme.
- Finally, check and submit your application. Your application will be considered by the admissions panel of the EPSRC CDT in Smart Medical Imaging. Successful candidates will be invited to the final stage of the assessment process which is an interview taking place via remote video-conferencing.
I AM AN EU/EEA/SWISS STUDENT. WILL I NEED A VISA?
For stays longer than 3 months, the European Temporary Leave to Remain will be required.
Please note the information are subject to frequent changes.
I AM AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT (non-UK/EU/EEA/SWISS). DO I NEED A VISA?
If you are a national of non-UK/EU country, coming to study on a course which is more than six months long, you must check if you need a Tier 4 student visa. You must make an application and be granted entry clearance as a student before you travel.
Please note that visa costs are not covered by the CDT international scholarship and you need to be able to meet those costs through your own funds.
Information about costs associated to a Tier 4 applications can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa.
Specific information about extending your visa from inside the UK can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/extend-your-visa.
Additional related costs for the Immigration Health Surcharge can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/how-much-pay
Please note that these figures and the information are subject to frequent changes.