Application procedure

Applications  for February 2022 and October 2022 intakes are now open!  


The CDT welcomes applications from candidates with interest in multi-disciplinary research and training in a surgical and interventional engineering related domain (instrumentation technologies and navigation technologies). Applicants should hold/be predicted a 1st class or upper second class degree in relevant engineering subjects such as mathematics, optics, computer science, artificial intelligence, physics, mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering.


Each studentship is fully funded for 3.5 years. This includes tuition fees, stipend and generous project consumables.

  • Stipend: Students will receive a tax-free stipend at the UKRI rate of ca £17,000 per year 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.


Eligibility:  For February 2022 start date  - only candidates with 'home' fee status are eligible to apply.

                       For October 2022 start date - we invite candidates with both 'home' and 'overseas' fee statuses.


How to apply: 

  1. Have a look through the available projects that we have on offer. As part of your application, you will be asked to list three projects in order of preference. Please note that this list is for indicative purposes only and project preferences are not guaranteed.  

  2. Submit an application for the Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science Research MPhil/PhD (Full-time) using the Admissions application portal via King's Apply selecting the start date: 1st February 2022 or 1st October 2022.  You will need to register an account to log onto the system. 


Please ensure to complete the following sections of the application with all relevant information (all questions marked with ‘*’ 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. 

  • 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, using this  provided template indicating three projects of interest, in order of preference from our available projects. However, please bear in mind that this list is for indicative purposes only;

  • References: Please insert contact details for two academic referees or relevant employers in research institutions/companies. Admissions 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 under "Award Scheme Code or Name" enter CDT_SIE.  Failing to include this code might result in you not being considered for this funding scheme. 


Next steps: 

  1. Applications submitted by the closing date of 8th November 2021 will be considered by the CDT and shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a 10-minute pre-recorded presentation. We will contact shortlisted candidates with information about this part of the assessment process. 

  2. The CDT will review the presentations submitted and successful candidates will be invited to attend an  interview. Interviews are planned to take place in the week commencing 6th December  2021.


For any questions about the recruitment process please email us at