Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Entrepreneurship has always been a cornerstone of our Full-Time MBA programme at Imperial. We recognise the value that entrepreneurs who have experienced the full life-cycle of a start-up bring to the cohort, by enhancing peer learning with real-world experience.

We are delighted to offer a scholarship for Full-Time MBA candidates with a strong track record of entrepreneurship and the potential to launch new and exciting ventures in the future. The recipient of the Entrepreneurship Scholarship will be expected to be a dynamic player in the entrepreneurial community at Imperial, by sharing their experiences, contributing to existing initiatives and driving new ones.

Imperial has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem with initiatives including the Enterprise Lab a physical space found under the library that supports and fosters entrepreneurial activity; Imperial Innovations – the technology transfer office for Imperial College London; Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, who focus on the ideation and prototyping of ideas; and ACT Now, an incubator programme for social entrepreneurs, and WE Innovate, which helps aspiring female entrepreneurs develop their ideas.

One award of £26,000 is available.

If you want to be considered for this scholarship, you should make sure you submit your MBA application by 15 March 2019.


One award of £26,000 is available.


The scholarship will be awarded to applicants based on the following criteria:

  • A strong track record as an entrepreneur who has experienced the full life-cycle of a start-up – from opportunity recognition through market entry to growth and maturity, and possibly having exited the business
  • A clear desire to continue your entrepreneurial journey at Imperial, and to contribute to enterprise activities within the Business School and entrepreneurial life across the College.
  • Ambitions to scale an existing idea or business plan through the skills, network and experience you acquire during the MBA.
  • Your responses to the scholarship questions, as outlined below.
  • Your performance during the admissions process, including your written application, interview performance and your professional references


You should have submitted your MBA application (and any supporting materials) by 15 March 2019 to be considered for this scholarship.

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, you must have applied for the Full-Time MBA and submitted your answers to the questions below by 15 March 2019.

  • Why are you the perfect entrepreneur for Imperial College Business School to offer a scholarship for the Full-Time MBA?
  • How would you use the MBA to further your entrepreneurial ambitions?

Your answers can be submitted in the format of your choice (such as a written statement, PowerPoint presentation or video) either as part of your application or via email to mba@imperial.ac.uk by 15 March 2019. Emails should state ‘Entrepreneurship Scholarship application’ and your CID number in the subject line.

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to an additional interview before a final decision is made.