We are pleased to offer a limited number of travel bursaries for prospective Year 12 students to attend our in-person June 2024 Open Days.

The bursaries will provide return rail or public transport to one of our June Open Days for Year 12 students at a state school or college in the UK. These bursaries are funded from Imperial's access and participation funds, so priority will be given to applicants that fall into groups currently underrepresented in higher education. Please see details of the eligibility criteria below.

Applying for travel bursary

We will provide paid tickets for successful applicants via rail or other reasonable public transport where rail is not feasible. When filling out the application form please make sure that you enter your details carefully as they will be used to book your tickets for travel if successful.

Travel Bursary application form

This application form is for the travel bursary only, you will need to register for any departmental sessions separately on our Open Day page.

Eligibility criteria

You must be in Year 12 and at a UK state school.

If we receive more applications than there are bursaries available, then priority will be given to applicants that meet the most of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Attend a non-selective school
  • Attend a school with low KS5 attainment or a high number of students on FSM
  • Live in an area with low progression to higher education
  • Live in an area that is low under England's index of multiple deprivation
  • Are the first in their family to attend university
  • Have been in receipt of FSM
  • Are a care leaver or have spent time in the care of the local authority
  • Travel distance from home to our South Kensington Campus
  • Are a participant, or have a place, on a Y12 Imperial Outreach Programme

Application timeline

Applications are open now and will close at midday on Tuesday 28 May. Unfortunately, we will not be able to consider applications received after this time.

We will be in touch with the outcome of your application by Tuesday 4 June. The bursary funding is limited so it will not be possible to approve all applications.

If you have any questions regarding the scheme or your application, please contact opendaytravelbursary@imperial.ac.uk.