Scholarships

MSc scholarships

Imperial College Business School is pleased to offer significant scholarship funding to our most talented applicants.

A range of scholarships are available, including several dedicated schemes for specific programmes, and it is recommended that you apply early to give yourself the best chance of receiving an award.

View full information about scholarship award amounts, eligibility requirements, how to apply and deadlines for each programme:

Scholarships and awards for all MSc programmes available for September 2021 entry

Africa Regional Scholarship - up to £10,000

Amount

Up to £10,000

Summary

Imperial College Business School is proud to be a global organisation with students from all over the world. To encourage this further, we are offering scholarships to African students who we believe would contribute to the Imperial community.

Eligibility

Applicants who are resident in one of the 54 African countries (as defined by the United Nations) will automatically be considered.

Requirements

A strong overall application with excellent academic background, career potential, references and personal statement.

How to apply

Candidates who submit their application for an MSc programme before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Successful candidates will be notified by the Admissions team.

Deadline

  • MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2021
  • All other MSc programmes -1 March 2021

Bright Network Scholarship - up to £10,000

Amount

Up to £10,000

Summary

Scholarships of up to £10,000 are available for members of the Bright Network.

Eligibility

All successful applicants who are members of the Bright Network will be automatically considered.

Requirements

  • Bright Network membership
  • An excellent application, demonstrating academic merit, strong professional, or community experience, leadership potential and a clear career plan.

How to apply

Candidates who submit their application for an MSc programme before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Successful candidates will be notified by the Admissions team.

Deadline

  • MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2021
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 March 2021

Dean’s Impact Scholarship - £20,000

Amount

£20,000

Summary

Our vision is to benefit business and improve society through the power of innovative thinking. We are delighted to offer the Dean's Impact Scholarship to candidates who demonstrate impact and achievement in any of the five key areas listed below.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Social Impact
  • Leadership

Eligibility

All successful applicants are eligible to apply for this award.

How to apply

Candidates who submit their application for an MSc programme before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

A video assessment is required for this scholarship, and you can submit your video assessment here once your application has been submitted.

In the three-minute video response, you will need to explain how you have had an impact in one of the areas mentioned above, and how you plan to further contribute in this area before and after your studies.

Deadline

  • MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2021
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 March 2021

Imperial Excellence Scholarship - up to £10,000

Amount

Up to £10,000

Summary

Scholarships are available for applicants demonstrating all-round excellence in their application and interview performance.

Eligibility

All successful applicants will automatically be considered.

How to apply

Candidates who submit their application for an MSc programme before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Successful candidates will be notified by the Admissions team.

Deadline

  • MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2021
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 March 2021

LATAM Regional Scholarship - up to £10,000

Amount

Up to £10,000

Summary

Imperial College Business School is proud to be a global organisation with students from all over the world. To encourage this further, we are offering scholarships to Latin American students who we believe will contribute to the Imperial community.

Eligibility

Applicants who are resident in one of the 20 Latin American countries (as defined by the United Nations) will automatically be considered.

Requirements

A strong overall application with excellent academic background, career potential, references and personal statement.

How to apply

Candidates who submit their application for an MSc programme before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Successful candidates will be notified by the Admissions team.

Deadline

  • MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2021
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 March 2021

LGBTQ+ Scholarship - £15,000

Amount

£15,000

Summary

Imperial College Business School is committed to promoting equality in business and society. We are delighted to offer scholarships for students who are part of, or allies to, the LGBTQ+ community.

Eligibility

All successful applicants are eligible to apply for this award.

How to apply

Candidates who submit their application for an MSc programme before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

A video assessment is required for this scholarship, and you can submit your video assessment here once your application has been submitted.

In the three-minute video response, you will need to explain why you would be a good candidate for the LGBTQ+ Scholarship and how you will support diversity and inclusion in education, the workplace and society.

Requirements

  • A strong track record of promoting diversity and inclusion
  • A desire to drive initiatives to encourage LGBTQ+ participation in business education and to champion equality within Imperial and beyond

Deadline

  • MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2021
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 March 2021

Bright Network application fee waiver

We are delighted to support talented students by offering Bright Network members an application fee waiver. Please note the waiver covers the £80 application fee, but applicants are still required to pay full tuition fees. If you are already a member of the Bright Network, please email us at business.school@imperial.ac.uk with your name to request your discount code. If you are not yet a member of the Bright Network, please sign up, where you will also be given the discount code.

Please note: The waiver must be requested before you submit your application, and cannot be retrospectively applied.

Imperial Loyalty Bursary - 10% of the tuition fees

Amount

10% of the tuition fees

Eligibility

We welcome applications from Imperial College London alumni. We offer a 10% bursary on tuition fees to successful candidates with an undergraduate degree from Imperial awarded at a minimum of Upper Second Class Honours, or Master’s degree awarded with a minimum of Merit.

How to apply

Imperial College London students or alumni who apply before the above deadline and receive an offer for the programme will automatically receive this award.

We cannot guarantee the availability of Imperial Loyalty Bursaries for applications received after the deadline.

Requirements

An undergraduate degree from Imperial awarded at a minimum of Upper Second Class Honours, or Master’s degree awarded with a minimum of Merit. Candidates who are currently in their final year will be assessed on their marks to date & predicted performance

Deadline

  • MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2021
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 March 2021

Programme-specific scholarships and awards available for September 2021 entry

British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM - Full tuition fee and stipend

Imperial College London is pleased to announce the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM for the 2021/22 academic year.

In partnership with the British Council, Imperial College London is offering six scholarships for female students studying on an eligible programme from one of the countries listed in the eligibility section.

The scholarships have been created with the aim to help address the under-representation of women in STEM. Applicants will be required to demonstrate their financial need and how they would inspire future generations of women to pursue a career in STEM.

Each scholarship covers full tuition fees, a monthly stipend for a year and a return flight. It also covers other related costs including the IELTS exam fee, visa application, NHS surcharge and study materials. Additional funding is available if scholars have caring responsibilities.

Eligible programmes

  • MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance
  • MSc International Health Management

Eligibility criteria

To apply for British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, you must:

  • Be a passport holder and permanent resident of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru or Venezuela
  • Return to the country of your citizenship for a minimum of two years after your course/scholarship has finished
  • Agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM alumnus during and after your study in the UK

For full information on eligibility requirements, please visit the Imperial College London website.

Requirements

  • Demonstrate a case for financial need
  • Demonstrate your interest in the programme that you are applying for and that you are active in your chosen field
  • Demonstrate that you are willing to contribute in the future to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from Imperial College London and returning your home country
  • Demonstrate in your application that you plan to engage other women and girls in STEM from your home country

How to apply

Candidates who submit their MSc programme application and all supporting documents before Sunday 7 March 2021 and receive an offer for the programme by Friday 26 March will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. You can then apply for the scholarship here on the Imperial College London website.

Deadline

7 March 2021

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The Lee Family - Imperial College Business School Scholarship - Full tuition fee and stipend

The Lee Family – Imperial College Business School Scholarship has been established to support talented alumni of Imperial College London pursue their Master’s degree at Imperial College Business School.

This full scholarship covers tuition fees and a maintenance grant to support living expenses, and is offered to Imperial College London students or alumni with exceptional academic performance in their undergraduate degree from Imperial and a strong overall application.

Eligible programmes

  • MSc Finance
  • MSc International Management

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Exceptional academic performance in an Imperial undergraduate degree, typically at strong First Class Honours level. Candidates who are currently in their final year will be assessed on their marks to date and predicted performance
  • Demonstrable evidence of your potential for future academic success
  • The overall strength of your application and interview performance
  • Your academic references

How to apply

Candidates who submit their application before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Successful candidates will be notified by the Admissions team.

Deadline

17 February 2021

As the Lee Family – Imperial College Business School Scholarship covers the full tuition fees, the successful candidate will be ineligible for an additional Imperial alumni loyalty bursary and/or an additional GMAT Excellence award (MSc International Management only). If any such awards have already been received, the award of the Lee Family – Imperial College Business School Scholarship will supersede them.

Women in Finance Scholarship - £20,000

Imperial College Business School is committed to closing the gender gap in business, and passionate about supporting talented women pursuing a career in finance. We are therefore pleased to offer scholarships of £20,000, to exceptional female candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and career potential.

Eligible programmes

  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Finance & Accounting
  • MSc Financial Technology
  • MSc Investment & Wealth Management
  • MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering

Eligibility criteria

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

  • >An exceptional academic background, typically a strong first class honours degree or international equivalent
  • A strong track record of leadership and/or leadership potential
  • Your references

How to apply

Candidates who submit their MSc programme application before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Your personal statement should highlight your leadership experience so far and what you have learnt from it. We are especially interested in hearing about any participation in diversity initiatives in your university or professional experience. Successful candidates will be notified by the Admissions team.

Deadline

  • MSc Finance - 17 February 2021
  • All other Finance Master's programmes - 1 March 2021

The WL "Bill" Byrnes Global Scholarship - £25,000

The W L “Bill” Byrnes Global Scholarship has been established thanks to a generous donation by the Fidelity UK Foundation in memory of Bill Byrnes, who played a significant role in the development of Fidelity as an international investment management business. 

The scholarship aims to support an academically brilliant student who can demonstrate that they have come from a financially disadvantaged background or are from the first generation in their family to attend university. 

One award of £25,000 is available to students joining the MSc Investment and Wealth Management programme.

Eligible programmes

  • MSc Investment & Wealth Management

Eligibility criteria

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

  • A very strong academic background and potential for future success
  • Your performance during the admissions process, where academic and professional merit will be assessed
  • A track record of professional excellence and achievement through internships and/or work experience
  • Your video response demonstrating that you have overcome financial adversities to pursue your education, or that you are from the first generation in your family to attend university

How to apply

Candidates who submit their application for the MSc Investment and Wealth Management programme before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. A video assessment is required for this scholarship, and details will be communicated once an offer has been made.

Deadline

1 March 2021