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This information is for students starting their course in autumn 2024.


Our Presidential Scholarships for students of Black heritage provide a package of financial for Home fee students applying for eligible autumn 2024 entry Master's courses in

  • Imperial College Business School
  • the Faculty of Engineering
  • the Faculty of Medicine
  • the Faculty of Natural Sciences

One scholarship is available in each Faculty.

What the scholarship covers

Each scholarship covers:

  • Home tuition fees up to £18,500* for eligible Master's courses
  • An annual maintenance grant of £19,500
  • An allowance of £1,500 for equipment
  • Mentoring support

*For the MSc Applied Machine Learning in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and for any Master’s courses in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering the full Home tuition fees will be covered

Check if you're eligible

To meet the eligibility criteria for a Presidential Scholarship for students of Black heritage, you must be in one of the following ethnic heritages (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

Certain factors relating to widening participation backgrounds will be considered alongside academic rankings when the College makes final decisions on scholarship recipients. Other eligibility criteria also apply.

Eligible Master’s courses

As well as the above criteria, you must also apply for an eligible course:

  • One-year full-time or part-time Master’s course in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Engineering
  • One-year and two-year, full-time and part-time, Master’s by Research courses in the Business School

Courses that are not eligible

  • Online/distance learning courses
  • Imperial College Business School MBA programmes
  • MA/MSc Global Innovation Design and MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering in the Dyson School of Design Engineering

How to apply

To apply for a Presidential Scholarship for students of Black heritage, you need to:

  1. Apply for an eligible course – see list above. 
  2. Create an online account and submit your application through our application portal – use our guide to How to apply for additional help.
  3. Receive an offer of a place for 2024 entry by the scholarship deadline of 23.59 (UK local time), 24 May 2024.
  4. Firmly accept the offer by the relevant deadline.
  5. Complete our Presidential Scholarships application form by the deadline of 23.59 (UK local time), 24 May 2024.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility or this scholarship please contact us at

When you'll hear

We will contact successful applicants by the end of July 2024 to let them know they've been awarded a scholarship.