Conicyt-Imperial Scholarship

  • PHD, Master
  • 1 April 2022

Conicyt is the Chilean government student funding organisation. Imperial has an agreement with Conicyt to offer funding for postgraduate students (both, Master’s and PhDs).


To apply for a Conicyt-Imperial scholarship, you must comply with the BECAS Chile eligibility criteria. At the moment these are:

  • Be Chilean or foreigner with permanent residency in Chile -Hold a Licenciado (the Chilean 6 year degree)
  • Academic excellence (better average grade than 5 out of possible 7 in the Chilean system; be among the top 30% of the degree course)

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• Full stipend for the duration of your PhD in line with the standard Conicyt rates. • A one-way economy class air ticket from the airport nearest to the scholar’s place of residence in Chile to London´s airport for the scholar, his/her spouse and children, if applicable. Also, a one-way economy class air ticket back to Chile for the scholar, his/her spouse and children, if applicable. • A monthly allowance for his/her spouse. • A monthly allowance for each child under 18 years old. • A one-time allowance, per scholar, to cover settlement expenses and a one-time relocation allowance. • A yearly allowance for books and/or materials. • A yearly allowance to cover health insurance • Extension of monthly per diem allowance on account of pregnancy and maternity leave, to female scholars only, for up to 4 months. • Benefits associated to pre-sessional English courses, if required.


• Contact your prospective supervisor or the Imperial department of interest with details of your proposed research project. It is essential that you make contact with departments/supervisors before submitting a PhD application. • Email ICL indicating you are applying for a Conicyt scholarship. • Submit a PhD application to Imperial, following standard College procedure (information on the English language requirements is available here) • Imperial’s Registry processes the application and either rejects it or issues a formal conditional/unconditional offer. Please note: It can take 6-8 weeks for PhD applications to be processed. • Once you have an offer, please apply to Conicyt for the scholarship. The deadline changes each year but is usually in early April. • You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process in June – August.

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