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 a number of 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 for September 2020 entry

Social Impact Scholarship - £20,000

At Imperial College Business School, it is our mission to benefit business and improve society. We are delighted to offer awards of up £20,000 available to recognise students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and commitment to supporting their community and/or social causes.

Eligible programmes

  • All MSc programmes

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Outstanding citizenship and commitment to supporting their community and/or social causes.

  • A strong track record of leadership and/or leadership potential

  • The overall strength of your application and references

  • Your video response, as outlined below:

Deadlines

MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2020

All other MSc programmes -  2 March 2020

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, you must have applied for your programme commencing in September 2020 and submitted your video by the deadlines above.

  • Describe your role in social impact project or initiative that you are most proud of being involved in.
  • How do you plan to use your MSc to benefit business and society?

Your video should be no more than three minutes in total and should be submitted submitted and recorded via our partner Kira Talent by the above deadline. When you are ready to record your video, please click here to access Kira Talent.  

Please have your College Identification Number ready to enter.

There will be a short practice session to help you get used to the platform. Upon submission, you will have 30 seconds to gather your thoughts, followed by 3 minutes to record your answer.  We’re looking for the best in you and are interested in your experience and skills, so please don’t worry if you make the occasional stumble or mistake – we’ll be looking at the big picture of what you’ve told us.

Technology and Innovation Scholarship - £20,000

Whether it’s AI, automation, analytics or more, the world of business is being rapidly shaped by technology and innovation. At Imperial College Business School, we drive business advantage through the fusion of business and technology and an entrepreneurial mind-set. We are delighted to launch a new Technology and Innovation Scholarship, with awards of up £20,000 available to recognise students who can demonstrate experience of using technology to innovate.

Eligible programmes

  • All MSc programmes

Eligibility criteria

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

  • A demonstrable passion for innovation and technology

  • A strong academic background and/or academic potential

  • The overall strength of your application and references

  • Your video response, as outlined below

Deadlines

You must apply no later than the following deadlines to be considered for this scholarship; however, early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

Programme Deadline

MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2020

All other MSc programmes - 2 March 2020

How to apply

All candidates must submit a video in response to the following questions:

  • Describe a time when you used technology to find an innovative solution to solve a specific real-world problem or meet a certain goal

Your video should be no more than three minutes long and should be submitted via must be submitted and recorded via our partner Kira Talent by the above deadlines. When you are ready to record your video, please click here to access Kira Talent.  

Please have your College Identification Number ready to enter.

There will be a short practice session to help you get used to the platform. Upon submission, you will have 30 seconds to gather your thoughts, followed by 3 minutes to record your answer.  We’re looking for the best in you and are interested in your experience and skills, so please don’t worry if you make the occasional stumble or mistake – we’ll be looking at the big picture of what you’ve told us.

Bseisu-Imperial College London Scholarship - Full tuition fee

The Bseisu-Imperial College London Scholarship has been established with the generous support of the Amjad & Suha Bseisu Foundation to help realise our vision of attracting brilliant minds to Imperial, regardless of their financial circumstances.

We invite applications for this award from candidates who are ordinarily resident in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon or Jordan, and are pursuing a full-time MSc programme commencing in September 2020.

One award covering the full programme tuition fees is available.

Eligibility

To be considered for this scholarship you must be a self-funded student who demonstrates:

  • A very strong academic background and potential for future success

  • A track record of professional excellence and achievement through internships and/or work experience

  • Ordinary residence in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon or Jordan

  • An intention to return to your country of residence

  • Financial need

How to apply

Candidates are required to answer the following essay question to be considered for the scholarship:

“What life experiences have shaped who you are today and how have you overcome adversity to excel in education? How do you think these experiences will help you in today’s rapidly changing world?” (700 words maximum)

When you submit your application, please email your essay answer to business.school@imperial.ac.uk stating the name of the scholarship and your CID number in the subject line.

Candidates who apply by the deadline and meet the residency requirements will be automatically considered for this scholarship and asked to submit their answers to the essay question if they haven’t already.

Imperial Business Scholarship - up to £10,000

Amount

Awards of up to £10,000 are available for applicants to on campus, full-time Master's programmes, and up to £5,000 for applicants to the online, part-time Master's programmes.

Eligibility

Candidates who apply before the deadlines below and receive an offer for the programme commencing in September 2020 will automatically be considered. Please use your personal statement to highlight your proudest achievements inside and outside the classroom.

Requirements

  • An excellent application, demonstrating academic merit, strong professional or internship experience, clear career plan and leadership potential
  • Your references

Deadline

MSc Finance & MSc International Management - 17 February 2020

All other MSc programmes - 2 March 2020

Imperial College Scholarship - 50% of the fees

Amount

50% of the tuition fees

Eligibility

Scholarships of 50% of the programme tuition fee are available for Imperial College London students or alumni with exceptional academic performance and a strong overall application.

How to apply

Imperial College London students or alumni who apply before the deadlines above and receive an offer for the programme commencing in September 2020 will automatically be considered for this award. Please use your personal statement to highlight your proudest achievements inside and outside the classroom.

Early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

Candidates awarded an Imperial College scholarship will be ineligible for an Imperial alumni loyalty bursary.

Requirements

  • Exceptional academic performance in an Imperial 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
  • The overall strength of your application and interview performance
  • Your academic references

Deadline

MSc Finance & MSc International Management - 17 February 2020

All other MSc programmes - 2 March 2020

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

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.

Eligible programmes

  • All MSc programmes

Eligibility criteria

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

  • 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 and predicted performance

Deadline

You must submit your application and essay by the following deadlines to be eligible for this bursary.

ProgrammeDeadline

MSc Finance and MSc International Management - 17 February 2020

All other MSc programmes - 2 March 2020

How to apply

Imperial College London students or alumni who apply before the above deadline and receive an offer for the programme commencing in September 2020 will automatically receive this award.

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

To find out more about the application process, fees and other sources of funding please visit the relevant programme page via the left-hand menu.

Programme specific scholarships and awards

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

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 of approximately £17,000 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

Deadlines

You must apply no later than 17 February 2020 to be considered for this scholarship; however, early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

How to apply

Candidates who apply before the deadlines above and receive an offer for the programme commencing in September 2020 will automatically be considered.

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.

MSc Finance Future Leaders Scholarship - Full tuition fee

Our new MSc Finance Future Leaders Scholarship is available to applicants demonstrating an outstanding track record of leadership and/or outstanding leadership potential, a focused career plan and a strong overall application. Awards covering the full tuition fee for the programme are available.

Eligible programmes

  • MSc Finance

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.

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

  • 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, a strong CV and a well-researched career plan

  • Your academic and/or professional references

Deadlines

You must apply no later than 17 February 2020 to be considered for this scholarship; however, early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

How to apply

All candidates must submit a video in response to the following question:

Describe the time when you had the most impact as a leader.

Your video should be no longer than three minutes in total and should be recorded/submitted via our partner Kira Talent by the deadlines outlined above. The application deadline for this award has now passed.  

Please have your College Identification Number ready to enter.

There will be a short practice session to help you get used to the platform. Upon submission, you will have 30 seconds to gather your thoughts, followed by 3 minutes to record your answer.  We’re looking for the best in you and are interested in your experience and skills, so please don’t worry if you make the occasional stumble or mistake – we’ll be looking at the big picture of what you’ve told us.

As the MSc Finance Future Leaders Scholarship covers the full tuition fees, successful candidates will be ineligible for additional awards from Imperial College Business School. If any such awards have already been received, the award of the MSc Finance Future Leaders Scholarship will supersede them.

MIM Global Leadership Scholarship - Full tuition fee

Our MIM Global Leadership Scholarship is available to applicants demonstrating an outstanding track record of leadership and/or outstanding leadership potential, a focused career plan and a strong overall application. Awards covering the full tuition fee are available.

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.

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

  • 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

Deadlines

If you want to be considered for this scholarship, you should submit your MSc International Management application by 17 February 2020Early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

How to apply

We would like to find out more about you and your suitability for the scholarship via your video response to the following question, which you should prepare for in advance:

  • Describe the time when you had the most impact as a leader

Your video should be no longer than 3 minutes and must be submitted and recorded via our partner Kira Talent, by 17 February 2020.  The application deadline for this award has now passed.  

Please have your College Identification Number ready to enter.

There will be a short practice session to help you get used to the platform. Upon submission, you will have 30 seconds to gather your thoughts, followed by 3 minutes to record your answer.  We’re looking for the best in you and are interested in your experience and skills, so please don’t worry if you make the occasional stumble or mistake – we’ll be looking at the big picture of what you’ve told us.

As the MiM Global Leadership Scholarship covers the full tuition fees, successful candidates will be ineligible for additional awards from Imperial College Business School. If any such awards have already been received, the award of the MIM Global Leadership Scholarship will supersede them.

Entrepreneurship Scholarship - £20,000

Entrepreneurship and innovation are in our DNA at Imperial – and we recognise the value that young entrepreneurs with startup experience bring to the cohort, by enhancing peer learning with real-world experience.

We are delighted to offer a scholarship of up to £20,000 for MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management candidates with experience of starting their own business enterprise 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 the WE Innovate programme which helps aspiring female entrepreneurs develop their ideas.

Eligible programmes

  • MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Experience of starting your own business venture – either individually or as part of a team.

  • 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 programme.

  • 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

Deadlines

You must apply no later than 2 March 2020 to be considered for this scholarship; however, early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

How to apply

We would like to find out more about you and your suitability for the scholarship via your video response to the following questions, which you should prepare for in advance:

  • Why are you the perfect young entrepreneur for Imperial College Business School to offer a scholarship for MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management?

  • How would you use your time at Imperial to further your entrepreneurial ambitions?’

Your video should be no longer than 3 minutes and must be submitted and recorded via our partner Kira Talent, by 2 March 2020. When you are ready to record your video, please click here to access Kira Talent.

Please have your College Identification Number ready to enter.

There will be a short practice session to help you get used to the platform. Upon submission, you will have 30 seconds to gather your thoughts, followed by 3 minutes to record your answer.  We’re looking for the best in you and are interested in your experience and skills, so please don’t worry if you make the occasional stumble or mistake – we’ll be looking at the big picture of what you’ve told us.

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 up to £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

Deadline

You must apply no later than the deadlines below to be considered for this scholarship; however, early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

Programme Deadline

MSc Finance - 17 February 2020

All other Finance Master's programmes - 2 March 2020

How to apply

Candidates who apply before the deadlines above and receive an offer for the programme commencing in September 2020 will automatically be considered. 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.

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 in September 2020.

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

Deadline

You must apply no later than 2 March 2020 to be considered for this scholarship; however, early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

How to apply

Candidates who apply before the deadlines above and receive an offer for the programme commencing in September 2020 will automatically be considered.

We would like to find out more about you and your suitability for the scholarship via your video response to the following questions, which you should prepare for in advance:

  • What life experiences have shaped who you are today, and what circumstances have you or your family had to overcome for you to excel in education?

  • Are you from the first generation in your family to attend university?

  • Please tell us about your personal journey, and how these experiences will help you in today’s rapidly changing world

Your video should be no longer than three minutes and must be submitted and recorded via our partner Kira Talent. When you are ready to record your video, please click here to access Kira Talent.  

Please have your College Identification Number ready to enter.

There will be a short practice session to help you get used to the platform. Upon submission, you will have 30 seconds to gather your thoughts, followed by 3 minutes to record your answer.  We’re looking for the best in you and are interested in your experience and skills, so please don’t worry if you make the occasional stumble or mistake – we’ll be looking at the big picture of what you’ve told us.

Imperial Business Analytics Scholarship - up to £5,000

Scholarships of up to £5,000 are available for applicants for MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time only) who demonstrate all-round excellence.

Eligible programmes

  • MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time)

Eligibility criteria

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

  • An excellent application, demonstrating academic merit, strong professional or internship experience, clear career plan and leadership potential
  • Your references

Deadline

You must apply no later than 2 March 2020 to be considered for this scholarship; however, early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

How to apply

Candidates who apply before the deadline and receive an offer for the programme commencing in 2020 will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Please use your personal statement to highlight your proudest achievements inside and outside the classroom.

GMAT Excellence Awards - £3,170

We know how much hard work goes into preparing for the GMAT, and so we are delighted to offer the new GMAT Excellence scheme to recognise and reward the highest achievers with an award of £3,170.

Eligible programmes

  • MSc International Management

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Candidates must achieve an overall GMAT score of 750 or higher

Deadline

You must apply no later than 17 February 2020 to be considered for this scholarship; however, early application is strongly recommended to increase your chance of receiving an award.

How to apply

Candidates with an overall GMAT score of 750 who receive an offer for the MSc International Management programme commencing in September 2020 will automatically receive the award as a reduction to their tuition fees.