Chemical Engineering PhD Excellence Scholarship At the University College London (UCL)

Level of Study: PhD

Subject of Study: Catalysis & Reaction Engineering, Multiphase Systems, Electrochemical Engineering, Product & Process Systems Engineering, Molecular & Engineering Thermodynamics

Deadline: 31st July 2021


The Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) is offering PhD excellence scholarship to an exceptional graduate student to perform research in any area where the department is active. The scholarship aims at providing exceptional opportunities to new research students to undertake a PhD program at a world-class research institution.

Duration of the Scholarship: The PhD scholarship is provided for up to 4 years.


The successful candidates will receive the following benefits for up to 4 years.

  1. Full tuition fees
  2. Generous stipend
  3. Research consumables fund.


Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for the PhD excellence scholarships offered by University College London,

  1. Applicants should have excellent academic records with preference given to students who can demonstrate financial need.
  2. Applicants must have or be expected to obtain an Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) degree from a UK MEng level programme or its equivalent in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, physics or an associated discipline.
  3. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment that tackles questions across various fields of Chemical Engineering is expected. 
  4. Effective written and verbal communication skills, good time-management, excellent attention to detail and the ability to work in a team are essential.

NOTE: The studentship covers full fees at the UK rate only. Overseas students are welcome to apply, however they will need to be able to top-up the fees up to the overseas rate from another source.

How to apply:

  1. Submit a formal application to study at UCL through the following link:
  2. Complete the Financial Assessment link: UCL Chemical Engineering PhD Excellence Scholarship application
  3. Gather required document and email them as a single PDF file to
  4. Candidates are strongly advised to contact a prospective supervisor and discuss their potential project well in advance of submitting their applications.
  5. Please complete the application steps by the deadline of 31-July-2021

Documents Required:

  1. A two-page CV
  2. A personal statement (max 500 words and indicating which supervisor you are nominating)
  3. Full grade transcript(s) for all degree(s) already obtained, and for all completed modules of currently in progress degrees
  4. Two letters of recommendation 




Applicants can refer to the official scholarship website to find out more details about the scholarship. To know more about the department please visit UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


UCL is a world-leading university, consistently appearing in the top 10 in the QS World University Rankings.  According to Higher Education Statistics Agency 2011, it is one of the top two universities in the UK for a number of professors. UCL is a special and unique place to study and students at UCL are taught by the most highly qualified experts in their field. It also has the best academic-to-student ratio in the UK (1:10), enabling small class sizes and outstanding individual support. UCL provides an environment that encourages students to be ambitious – to want to change the world for the better.

UCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni. Through a progressive approach to teaching and research, our world leading academics, curious students and outstanding staff continually pursue excellence, break boundaries and make an impact on real world problems.

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