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A future where everyone who has the talent, has the opportunity

Imperial College London is to support Black students and other underrepresented groups with a series of generous scholarships and studentships as the university works to attract the best students from all backgrounds. 

The investment includes £5 million for new scholarships and studentships for Black students and others from underrepresented groups or those facing financial barriers.  A further £5 million will support matching funds for a series of new scholarships for international students, as Imperial – one of the world's most international universities – further diversifies its global intake.  

We launched the Scholarships Challenge Campaign in June 2021 with the goal of doubling the institution’s £10 million investment to £20 million or more through support from alumni, friends and other philanthropists. 

The campaign was borne out of a recognition that that there are groups who are underrepresented in our student body and that some students face significant barriers to the life-changing opportunities on offer at the College.  

Though entry to Imperial remains fiercely competitive - with more than eight applicants per place - the university is determined to dispel myths of elitism, or any sense that STEM degrees are only for people from certain backgrounds.

Through philanthropic support for dedicated scholarships for students from underrepresented groups, together we can make Imperial a more diverse and welcoming place.

Imperial students are some of the best and the brightest in the world and they need financial support now more than ever. We invite our friends and alumni to join with us to make a difference for the next generation of talented young people.  

Becoming a donor

With your support, we can ensure that more students of diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to thrive at Imperial. To discuss how your gift can support scholarships at Imperial, please contact Clare Turner at

Make a donation now

There are many ways to make a donation: online, by direct debit, or by leaving a gift in your will

Information about scholarships for current and future students

Please visit Imperial's fees and funding website for more information about scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate students and scholarship opportunities for postgraduate students