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PhD Scholarship at Imperial’s Resource Geophysics Academy

The Resource Geophysics Academy at Imperial College London will carry out world class research and train PhD students in geophysics. It provides an excellent opportunity for well-qualified students from top universities of China to gain a PhD degree from Imperial in a technology-oriented discipline that China needs for its long-term development goals.

There are multiple scholarships available immediately. The scholarship is funded by Sinopec, the largest energy-resource company in China. This Sinopec PhD scholarship covers:

  • Overseas student fees
  • Bursaries for living in London
  • Employment with Sinopec for scholarship recipients when they complete their PhD studies from Imperial

The PhD studies will focus on innovative and cutting-edge research on both geophysical theory and application. The PhD students will conduct research on hydrocarbon reservoirs, their geophysical responses, and how to use geophysical data for understanding and detecting such reservoirs.

Students solving computational problems
PhD students enjoying a coffee break

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to meet the academic entry requirement of Imperial College London. Applicants are required to meet the standard English language requirement.

Successful applicants will have a strong background in some of the following areas:

  • Applied mathematics;
  • Computational skill;
  • Engineering physics;
  • Computing physics;
  • Programming skill such as C.

Applicants should be graduates of Tsinghua, or C9, or 985 universities.

To apply

Please contact Professor Yanghua Wang, the Principal of the Resource Geophysics Academy, by email.

For further details on how to apply, visit

Students study in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering
Students graduate at the Royal Albert Hall