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 2022 entry

Africa Regional Scholarship - up to £10,000

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 Business Analytics (on campus, full-time) and MSc International Management - 21 January 2022
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 February 2022

Black Future Leader Award - 50% of tuition fee

Imperial College Business School is proud to be a global organisation with students from all over the world. Currently, students from Black or mixed black backgrounds are unrepresented in our student cohort and we're working to improve this. To encourage this further, we are offering scholarships to students from Black or mixed black backgrounds from all regions, who can demonstrate their leadership potential and want to make a positive contribution to the Imperial community.

Eligibility

The Black Future Leaders Scholarship is available to applicants demonstrating an outstanding track record of leadership and/or leadership potential. Self-identification of ethnicity from a Black or mixed background (including Black African or Black Caribbean and any other mixed black background) is also a requirement.

How to apply

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

A video assessment is required for this scholarship. Further details will be communicated once you have received an offer for the programme.

Requirements

  • An excellent academic background
  • A strong track record of leadership and/or leadership potential (this may include during your studies, work experience and internships, and/or within your community)
  • The overall strength of your application and interview performance, including references

Deadline

  • MSc Business Analytics (on campus, full-time) and MSc International Management - 21 January 2022
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 February 2022

Bright Network Scholarship - up to £10,000

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 Business Analytics (on campus, full-time) and MSc International Management - 21 January 2022
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 February 2022

Dean’s Impact Scholarship - £20,000

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 MSc programme application before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a video assessment after this date.

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 Business Analytics (on campus, full-time) and MSc International Management - 21 January 2022
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 February 2022

Imperial Excellence Scholarship - up to £10,000

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 Business Analytics (on campus, full-time) and MSc International Management - 21 January 2022
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 February 2022

LATAM Regional Scholarship - up to £10,000

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 Business Analytics (on campus, full-time) and MSc International Management - 21 January 2022
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 February 2022

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 MSc programme application before the deadline advertised below and receive an offer for the programme will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a video assessment after this date.

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 Business Analytics (on campus, full-time) and MSc International Management - 21 January 2022
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 February 2022

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

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 Business Analytics (on campus, full-time) and MSc International Management - 21 January 2022
  • All other MSc programmes - 1 February 2022

Programme-specific scholarships and awards available for September 2022 entry

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship - Full tuition fee plus stipend

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) is an international scholarship programme, and in the United Kingdom (UK) is responsible for awarding academically bright citizens of developing Commonwealth countries with funding to undertake postgraduate study at UK universities. The CSC wishes to promote equal opportunity, gender equity and cultural exchange.

Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country (Eligible Commonwealth countries: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia)
  • Have submitted an application to study on one of the following five eligible courses as soon as the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship competition opens (competition is due to open on 10 November 2021). In order to be eligible for this award, applicants must also hold an offer of admission by the time nominations to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) take place. Nominations will take place early 2022
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK, or remotely if required, by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2022
  • By September 2022, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country
  • Be unable to afford to study at a UK university without this scholarship
  • Commit to return to their home country within one month of the end date of their scholarship
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

Eligible programmes

  1. MSc Business Analytics
  2. MSc International Management

Other requirements

  • Applicants who are nominated for this scholarship will be required to have met College English entry requirements (Pre-sessional English courses are not supported by this programme) by 30 June 2022. If you have not met the English entry requirements yet, please make the necessary arrangements as soon as possible.

For information on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships programme, please refer to the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

How to apply

In order to apply for this scholarship, you must follow two steps:

Step 1: Apply for one of the 5 eligible courses at Imperial College London. Applicants must submit a complete application through the standard application process as soon as the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship competition opens.  

Step 2: Apply for the scholarship: You should apply directly through the Commonwealth Scholarships website 

The deadline to apply for both the MSc and for the scholarship is 16.00 (GMT) on 20 December 2021.

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Global Leadership Scholarship - Full tuition fee

Our Global Leadership Scholarship is available to MSc International Management applicants demonstrating an outstanding track record of leadership and/or outstanding leadership potential, a focused career plan and a strong overall application.

Eligible programmes

  • MSc International Management

Eligibility criteria

Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability and passion to become a visionary business leader. To be considered for this scholarship, you must display leadership qualities and exceptional career potential in your application.

How to apply

Candidates who submit their MSc International Management application before the deadline advertised below and are shortlisted for the programme will be invited to apply for this scholarship.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a video assessment. In the three-minute video response, you will be asked to describe the time when you had most impact as a leader.

Requirements

  • A strong track record of leadership – this may include during your studies, work experience and internships, and/or within your community
  • Outstanding future leadership potential
  • The overall strength of your application and interview performance, including a good academic background, good GMAT performance, a strong CV and a well-researched career plan
  • Your academic and/or professional references

Deadline

21 January 2022

GREAT - Imperial College London Scholarship - £10,000

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, Imperial College London is offering three scholarships to students from Kenya, Nigeria and Thailand applying for postgraduate courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Business subjects.

The scholarship programme offers financial support of £10,000 to students pursuing one-year postgraduate study at Imperial.

All eligible applicants holding a valid passport of Kenya, Nigeria or Thailand will be invited to apply for a GREAT scholarship if they receive an offer to study at Imperial by Monday, 14 March 2022.

For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2022, please visit Study UK and the British Council website in your country.

Eligible programmes

One-year full-time MSc programmes.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for a GREAT – Imperial College London Scholarship you must:

  • be a citizen of Kenya, Nigeria or Thailand 
  • have been classified as Overseas for fee status
  • apply for a one-year full-time Master's course.
  • have received an offer of admission to study for a one-year full-time Master's Course from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Business School or Science Communication Unit by Monday, 14 March 2022.
  • be available to commence your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2022

You are not eligible if:

  • You hold dual British citizenship
  • You apply for an MBA course
  • Your course is an online/distance learning course
  • The duration of your course is longer than one year

Additional requirements

In addition to the above eligibility, applicants who are awarded this scholarship will be required to have met College English entry requirements (Pre-sessional English courses are not supported by this programme) by 30 June 2022. If you have not met the English entry requirements yet, please make the necessary arrangements as soon as possible to ensure you meet this requirement by 30 June 2022.

Please visit our English language requirements page here for further information.

How to apply

Stage 1: Apply for a one-year full-time Master's course at Imperial College London

You must submit an application for a master’s course through the standard College application procedure and have an offer of admission by the deadline of 11:59 pm (UK local time), Monday, 14 March 2022.

Stage 2: Eligible candidates will be invited to apply for the scholarship

During the week commencing 21 March 2022, eligible students who have received an offer of admission to study at the College for 2022 entry will be contacted via email and invited to complete a GREAT Scholarship application form.

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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 & 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 & 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 April 2021

If you are offered an Imperial College Business School scholarship or Imperial Loyalty Bursary and are subsequently offered a larger award by us, the larger one would supersede the first award and would not be in addition to it. 

Scholarships awarded by Imperial College Business School are in the form of a reduction of the tuition fee.  Therefore, if you receive another scholarship that pays the full tuition fee directly to the College, you cannot also receive a scholarship from the Business School.