Master's Scholarship supporting disabled students

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate taught, Master's research

  • Value

    Home tuition fees up to £18,500, stipend of £19,000, £1,500 equipment grant and Mentoring Support - Activate programme

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status

    Home, Overseas

  • Mode of study

    Full time, Part time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    30/04/2024 Closed

  • Additional information

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Aeronautics
    • Bioengineering
    • Brain Sciences
    • Business School
    • Centre for Environmental Policy
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Computing
    • Design Engineering
    • Earth Science and Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Immunology and Inflammation
    • Infectious Disease
    • Life Sciences
    • Materials
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Medicine
    • Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction
    • National Heart and Lung Institute
    • Physics
    • School of Public Health
    • Surgery and Cancer

Eligibility criteria

One award is available in each faculty for a candidate with Home and Overseas Fee status. 

  • Have an offer of admission from the College to study a one-year full-time or two-year part-time Master’s course
  • Have a disability as defined in section 6 of the Equality Act 2010.
A disability is a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Examples include:
  • Physical impairment
  • Vision impairment/Blind
  • Hearing impairment/Deaf
  • Specific Learning Difficulty e.g., Dyslexia, Dyspraxia
  • Learning or intellectual disability
  • Neurodivergence or neurological disorder

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, Faculty of Engineering and Imperial College 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

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

Application process

To apply for a Master's Scholarship supporting disabled students, you need to:
  1. Apply for an eligible course – see the list in the Eligibility Criteria section. 
  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) on 30 April 2024.
  4. Firmly accept the offer by the relevant deadline.
  5. Complete our Scholarship application form by the deadline of 23.59 (UK local time) on 30 April 2024.

Additional information

Each scholarship covers:
  • Home tuition fees up to £18,500* for eligible Master's courses
  • An annual maintenance grant of £19,000
  • An allowance of £1,500 for equipment
  • Mentoring support

*Please keep in mind that this scholarship only covers home fees. If you are an overseas candidate and are awarded the scholarship, you must arrange for payment of the remaining balance.


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