Cowrie Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level


  • Value

    Home tuition fees and £10,000 per annum maintenance grant

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status


  • Mode of study

    Full time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    26/05/2023 Closed

  • Additional information

    Scholarship page

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Aeronautics
    • Bioengineering
    • Brain Sciences
    • Business School
    • Centre for Environmental Policy
    • Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Computing
    • Design Engineering
    • Earth Science and Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Immunology and Inflammation
    • Infectious Disease
    • Institute of Clinical Sciences
    • Life Sciences
    • Materials
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Medicine
    • Physics

Eligibility criteria

Only available to students who have been assessed with a Home fee status who are planning to undertake a full-time undergraduate degree at Imperial beginning 2023-24.

To be considered for these scholarships you must:

  • have an offer of admission to study at Imperial on a three, four or six year undergraduate programme
  • possess a Home fee status
  • have been assessed for financial support through Student Finance England (SFE) (or equivalent funding authority), with a SFE verified household income of less than £25,000 per annum by 11:59pm (UK time) on Friday 26th May 2023
  • be one of the following ethnic heritages: Black African; Black Caribbean; Mixed - White and Black African; Mixed - White and Black Caribbean; or Other mixed backgrounds (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other)

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

Application process

Applicants must submit the Cowrie Scholarship 2023 application form and have been assessed for financial support through Student Finance England (or equivalent authority) by 11:59pm (UK time), Friday, 26th May 2023.

The link to the application form can be found below:

Application Form

Additional information


The scholarship covers 100% of the cost of tuition fees and provide an annual maintenance grant of £10,000.

One scholarship will be open to undergraduate students College-wide (Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Natural Science, Imperial College Business School), and one scholarship will be ring-fenced to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Natural Sciences only.


Outcome of the Award

The successful candidates will be notified by email no later than 31 July 2023. If you have not heard from us by this date, please assume you have been unsuccessful in your application.


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