Presidential Scholarship for Students of Black Heritage - Postgraduate

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate taught, Master's research

  • Value

    Home tuition fees up to £18,500, maintenance stipend of £19,500 and equipment grant of £1,500

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status


  • Mode of study

    Full time, Part time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    24/05/2024 Closed

  • Additional information

    Scholarship page

  • 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
    • 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 Fee status. 

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.

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
Course 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 Presidential Scholarship for students of Black heritage, you need to:
  1. Apply for an eligible course – see list in 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 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) on 24 May 2024.

Additional information

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


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