Imperial College London and its Indian supporters association, the Imperial College India Foundation, have launched a new scholarship programme for academically outstanding Indian students to study for a PhD at Imperial in London.
Two full PhD studentships, each lasting three years, are available for Indian nationals who also reside in India, provided by the alumni and supporters of the Foundation.
The aim of the Imperial College India Foundation PhD Scholarships is to attract the most talented Indian students to the College, with a focus on supporting those in financial need. Students will be given access to world class academic training and support throughout their PhD, which can help them contribute to society, industry and academia upon their return to India.
Imperial College London's President & Rector Sir Keith O'Nions said, "Our institute is proud to have an association with India and Indian higher education institutions which goes back many decades. The generosity of our Indian alumni, in supporting gifted postgraduates through these new scholarships, helps us build on this for the future."
Imperial alumnus Cyrus Mistry, Chairman, Tata Sons, who also sits on the board of the Imperial College India Foundation, said, "Talented leaders in science, technology and business will have an essential role to play in India's future. As Imperial College alumni, we are delighted we can support some of these future leaders by giving them the opportunity to study at our alma mater and benefit from the same educational experience and opportunities we enjoyed."