Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate taught, Master's research

  • Value

    Up to £17,000 contribution towards tuition fees

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status

    Home, Overseas

  • Mode of study

    Full time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    30/04/2024 Closed

  • Additional information

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Centre for Environmental Policy
    • Chemistry
    • Life Sciences
    • Mathematics

Eligibility criteria

The scholarship is open to applicants to the Master’s courses listed below, who are currently in their final year of undergraduate study at Imperial College, and also to those who have already completed undergraduate degrees at Imperial. Applicants must (have) attain(ed) a minimum of a 2:1 in their undergraduate degree to qualify for the scholarship.


Please note: This scholarship is not available to continuing students.

Course specific information

MSc Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology

MSc Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution

MRes Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution

MSc Ecological Applications

MSc Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

MRes Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Research

MRes Ecosystem and Environmental Change

MRes Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences

MRes Chemical Biology and Bio-Entrepreneurship

MRes Green Chemistry, Energy and the Environment

MSc Environmental Technology

MSc Applied Mathematics

MSc Statistics

Application process

Applicants should make an online application for the desired course of study in the normal way, but must also indicate within their application that they wish to be considered for the Furneaux Fund. Applicants must include a paragraph in their personal statement outlining the reasons for their interest in agriculture-related applications, why the funding is needed to enable them to undertake the course and details of the source of any additional funds that will support them during the year of study.

Additional information

The value of each award is up to a £17,000 contribution towards tuition fees, tenable for the period of Master’s study.  This will be awarded as a reduction in the tuition fee billed to the student. Awards for applicants with Home/EU fee status will be the full Home/EU fee and those for applicants with Overseas fee status will be a £17,000 contribution towards the Overseas fee. Therefore the exact value of the scholarship will be based on the applicant’s fee status. 


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