Preparing for GMAT

We know that choosing to pursue an MBA is one of the most important decisions you will make and is a substantial investment in yourself.

In addition to the costs of tuition, you should also consider the costs of flights and visas for the international elements of the programme, accommodation within London during your studies and the lifestyle choices that will determine your costs.

Many of our students on the Weekend MBA fund their studies through multiple funding sources, combining personal resources with education loans and scholarships.

Funding sources to consider

Personal resources

You should consider what personal resources are available to you and evaluate your income, assets and your lifestyle expenses. Personal resources reduce your dependency on loans and other financing options.


Future Finance

Future Finance are an alternative source of financing for students. Loans between £2,000 - £60,000 are available to students studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level, offered to UK, EU and even international students with a UK domiciled address. Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available from their website.

Go to the Future Finance website

Postgraduate Master’s Loan

If you are a UK student or an EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for the Postgraduate Loan for Master’s Study (PGL) from the UK government for the MBA. Find out more


Low-interest rate loans

Individual banks, building societies and other lenders offer MBA loans.



Lendwise is a specialist loan provider dedicated to education finance for UK residents who are looking to fund their postgraduate studies at top universities. For Imperial College London, North American and EU nationals will also be considered for a Lendwise loan.

Full-Time MBA students who are approved for a Lendwise loan will have access to a grace period that allows for repayment to start after graduation. The interest rate offered will depend on the overall applicant profile.

To apply you must have received an offer of admission to a postgraduate degree programme at Imperial College Business School. The application process is entirely online. Contact Lendwise directly to apply.

Externally funded scholarships

You can find details of further non-Imperial scholarships.


Further funding opportunities

For UK residents, for further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit or contact 0800 100 900.

Please note that other sources of funding may be available.

Nothing on this website is or shall be deemed to constitute, financial advice or a recommendation or endorsement in respect of any financial product. You should always check the suitability of the product that is of interest to you. If you are in any doubt as to its suitability, we suggest that you seek independent professional advice.