Scholarship overview

  • Degree level


  • Value

    Two-thirds of tuition fees & maintenance stipend plus allowance

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status


  • Mode of study

    Full time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    31/01/2024 Closed

  • Additional information

    Scholarship page

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Aeronautics
    • Bioengineering
    • Business School
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Computing
    • Design Engineering
    • Earth Science and Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Life Sciences
    • Materials
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Medicine
    • Physics
    • School of Public Health

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must: 
  • be ordinarily resident in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, or Zambia
  • apply to and be offered a place to study a three-year or four-year programme at College in the faculties of Engineering, Natural Sciences or the Imperial College Business School
  • demonstrate significant financial need, i.e. inability to meet the costs of studying at College
  • demonstrate the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields and contribute to the future development of their home country.
It is unlikely that Parents/Guardians/Sponsors with an annual gross household income above US$100k will qualify.


For full eligibility please visit the Beacon website.


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

Application process

1. Register on The Beacon Scholarships website and download a Nomination Form.

2. Applicants must apply to College by 18:00 (UK local time) on 31 January 2024. If you're unsure of how to apply, see our step-by-step guide.

3. Beacon invites eligible offer-holders to complete the full Beacon Scholarship Application Form and Financial Disclose (January - mid-April)

4. Shortlisted candidates invited for Beacon interview and assessment

Additional information

Value of Scholarship

Beacon and College will each contribute one third of the total of the following costs (‘the Total Costs’), in each academic year:

  • University tuition fees at the overseas rate;  
  • A stipend sufficient for a single person for 9 months, at a rate suggested by the College
  • A fixed allowance to be set each year by Beacon for compulsory surcharges and one return economy airfare to the scholar’s home country from the UK (‘the Fixed Allowance’). 
One third of the remainder of Total Costs will be paid by the scholar (including their family or sponsor)


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