Application procedure

We are not currently accepting applications for our programme. Please visit our website regularly for updates on our next round of recruitment.


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: Both UK and international students are eligible to apply. We also invite applications from EU/EEA/Swiss students. 

The Department for Education will publish regulations in the coming weeks of eligibility requirements for home and international fee status for EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who are starting a degree programme in October 2021. Further details will be outlined on this page in due course.  


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 October 2021.  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 TBC 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 online interview. Interviews will take place in the week commencing TBC.

For any questions about the recruitment process please email us at