Zahra, Chemical Engineering Undergraduate, chatting in Imperial's main entrance with another student

Our new Presidential Scholarships for Black Students provide a package of financial and mentoring support for students applying for undergraduate study in autumn 2022.

One Presidential Scholarship is available in each Faculty (Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences) for Black undergraduate applicants who:

  • Have Home fee status
  • Qualify for the College's contextual admissions schemes. These schemes are designed to make our admissions process fairer by considering each applicant's performance in context – taking into account factors such as your economic, social and educational background

What does the scholarship cover?

Each scholarship covers:

  • the full cost of tuition for the duration of your course
  • mentoring support

The scholarships are paid on top of any other financial support you may also be eligible for. This includes:

Who is eligible?

To meet the eligibility criteria for a Presidential Scholarship for Black Students, you must be in one of the following ethnic categories (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

You must also qualify for our contextual admissions schemes.

How to apply

To apply for a Presidential Scholarship for Black Students, you need to:

  1. Apply for one of our 2022 entry undergraduate courses – by 15 October 2021 if you’re applying for our MBBS Medicine course, or by 26 January if you’re applying for any other courses. Unsure of how to apply? See our step-by-step guide
  2. Receive an offer of a place for 2022 entry
  3. Firmly accept the offer by the relevant deadline
  4. Complete our Presidential Scholarships application form – this will go live on this page in November 2021. Register your interest and we'll email you when it's available, as well as about other opportunities for Black students at Imperial