Funding and Scholarships
Aziz Foundation / Imperial College Sustainable Energy Futures Scholarship
The scholarship offers a unique opportunity for an exceptional Muslim student active in British Muslim communities and keen to build bridges with all parts of British society. The student will have the commitment and intelligence to support and represent Muslim communities in wider society, as well as the credibility to bring and explain new learning experiences back to the community, and will thus create mutual understanding between Muslims and others and contribute to the creation of a more cohesive society.
The scholarship will cover the full home tuition fee.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
- Have submitted a complete application to the MSc Sustainable Energy Futures programme.
- Be active within your local and/or faith community and demonstrate a desire to develop intellectual skills within a multi-faith/secular environment.
- Be able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development and good relations work through public leadership.
- Be Zakat eligible/ in financial need and therefore cannot cover the costs of tuition.
- Have an excellent understanding of the sustainable energy industry and how to progress within it, with relevant, prior experience and/or achievements in the field.
- Have knowledge of how the programme will enable you to generate social impact.
- Be a UK national and eligible for Home fee status at the University.
Submit a statement of no more than 1,000 words setting out how you meet the criteria above, addressing also how you hope to use this scholarship for your future work.
Please submit the statement to email@example.com by 1 May 2024. Remember to include your full name and your CID in your email.
Energy Futures Lab Scholarships
Excellence Scholarship funded by Equinor
This scholarship is available to students with Home (UK) fee status and covers the full home tuition fee and a bursary of up to £7,500. No application is required for this scholarship and it will be awarded on academic merit. Shortlisted applicants may be invited for interview, possibly by MS Teams. The decision should be made by the end of July 2024.
Widening Participation Scholarship funded by Equinor
This scholarship is aimed at helping Home (UK) students from underrepresented groups access our Sustainable Energy Future course. This studentship covers the full home tuition fee and a bursary of up to £7,500, which, in combination with postgraduate loans, is expected to enable a candidate to fully fund this one-year full-time course. A number of criteria must be met in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Please note if there are more eligible applications than places, meeting the criteria is no guarantee of an award.
The candidate must meet at least one of the criteria below to be considered for this scholarship. As we expect to receive many more applications than places, successful applications would normally meet more than one:
- You have been in public care for a minimum of three months since the age of 11 and will be under the age of 25 on the course start date. Time spent in care could refer to foster care, residential care (mainly children’s homes) or other arrangements outside the immediate or extended family.
- You're from a low-income background evidenced by receipt of a maintenance grant and/or a higher rate of maintenance loan during undergraduate studies. Consideration will be given to the number of years that a maintenance grant was received and the amount awarded, or the rate of maintenance loan received (if you started your undergraduate course following the phasing out of maintenance grants).
- You come from one of the most deprived areas of the UK as indicated by ACORN and LPN data. This is based on home postcode before attending university.
- You are/were in receipt of a Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) as part of your undergraduate studies or are receiving/received support from your undergraduate university’s disability office.
- You have been recognised as a refugee or asylum seeker or been granted humanitarian protection status by the UK government, or are the partner or child of someone who has been granted refugee, asylum seeker or humanitarian protection status.
- You regard yourself as being of African or Caribbean origin – for example, ‘Black British’, ‘Black-African’, ‘Black-Caribbean’, or ‘Other Black’ background. This includes people of Mixed heritage.
- You are a carer. We define a carer as anyone who has a commitment to providing unpaid care to a family member or friend who couldn't cope without their support. This may be due to illness, disability, a mental health issue or substance misuse. A caring responsibility may be short term (such as supporting someone with their recovery following an accident) or long term (such as helping someone with a long term illness).
- You consider yourself estranged from your family (not supported by your family). We define estranged students as under 25 and studying without the support of a family network. You'd usually have been assessed as independent by Student Finance due to estrangement and/or:
o You've had no communicative relationship with your parents/guardians for at least six months and this situation isn't likely to change;
o You've been homeless or ‘sofa surfing’;
o You've been in foster or local authority care but aren't classed as a care-leaver;
o Both of your parents have passed away and you have no alternative family support in place.
Applicants for this scholarship need to first apply online for the MSc Sustainable Energy Futures course (H9A1) and receive a College ID number. Once an admission offer is made, the applicants can complete the application form. The deadline for submission is 1 June 2024.
Shortlisted applicants may be invited for interview, possibly by MS Teams, and will be notified by email as soon as possible after the deadline. The decision should be made by the end of July 2024.
Alan Howard Scholarship
The scholarship covers fees and a contribution towards living expenses up to a total of £50,000.
Applicants should fulfil all of the following criteria:
- Be a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Israel
- Be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
- Hold an offer to study the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures
- Have a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to a 1st)
- Meet the higher level English language requirement (for IELTS this is 7 or above overall and minimum 6.5 in each element)
Once an offer has been made then applicants for the scholarship should write a personal statement of no more than 500 words, explaining how they meet the criteria and why they should be considered for the scholarship. The personal statement should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit this additional statement is 1 June 2024.
Presidential Scholarship for Black Students
Presidential Scholarships for Black Students
Imperial College London is offering one undergraduate and one Master’s (MSc and MRes) Presidential Scholarship in each Faculty (Engineering, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Business for Master's study) for Black students with Home fee status.
- covers tuition fees up to £18,500 for eligible Master's courses;
- includes an annual maintenance grant (Master's scholars only);
- is for 2023 entry offer holders who reply with firm acceptance of their offer by the relevant deadline;
- is non-repayable and available on top of any other funding that you may also be eligible for; and
- comes with mentoring support to help you reach your potential.
The scholarships are for Black students. To meet this eligibility criteria, you must be in one of the following ethnic categories (or their equivalent in the respective application systems):
- Black – African
- Black – Caribbean
- Black – Other
- Mixed – White and Black African
- Mixed White and Black Caribbean
- Other Mixed background including Black African, Black Caribbean or Other Black background
More information and the link to apply are available online.
Other available scholarships
Imperial College London offers a wide range of scholarships for postgraduates to support them through their studies.
The organisations who have recently offered scholarships to students to study on our course are listed below:
Azerbaijan Government (Azerbaijani applicants only)