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 WE Innovate, which helps aspiring female entrepreneurs develop their ideas.

One award of £20,000 is available.

If you want to be considered for this scholarship, you should make sure you submit your MBA application by 6 March 2020.


One award of £20,000 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 6 March 2020 to be considered for this scholarship.

How to apply

Candidates who receive an offer will be sent details of the additional essay requirements for this scholarship.