Your Community, Your Imperial – scholarships for students of Black heritage

Imperial College London has created new scholarships for students of Black heritage as part of a £10 million investment to drive inclusivity of Black and underrepresented students over the next five years, with a long-term vision of creating a legacy of Black scientists and researchers.

They are offering one undergraduate and one Master’s Presidential Scholarship in each of Imperial’s four faculties of Natural Science, Engineering, Medicine and Business. There are a total of 40 scholarships over the next 5 years. Each year there are also 50 President’s PhD Scholarships that are open to students of Black heritage.

Imperial also has a wide range of other support, opportunities and activities at the College for students of Black heritage. People can find out more about these opportunities, the scholarships and life at Imperial by registering their interest on the Your Community, Your Imperial website.

Each scholarship covers the following tuition costs and benefits:


(*For up to four years, excluding repeat years)


  • 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; and
  • mentoring support through the Activate Mentoring Programme

(*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)


Research has also shown that postgraduates can earn on average *18% more than first degree holders. Imperial are therefore encouraging all Black heritage students considering a postgraduate degree to explore their options at the College. Here is a list of Imperial’s Master’s course options

Imperial is keen to emphasise that there exists a great opportunity for students to study with them at postgraduate level. Postgraduate entry requirements are often more accessible, with more places available. 

*Higher Education Policy Institute


Free events

Black Graduate Careers Conference - a free event on the 20 June at Imperial’s South Kensington Campus where students can discover the importance of studying a postgraduate degree and how it can propel their careers and earning potential to new heights. Register your interest in the Master’s scholarships to get your free ticket.

Your Community, Your Imperial Undergraduate Event – a free event on the 5 July at Imperial’s South Kensington Campus where students can find out more about the scholarships, meet Black academics and current students and find out more about life at the College. Register your interest in the undergraduate scholarships to get your free ticket.