Imperial College London Bursary

Imperial College London Bursary

Imperial Bursary


The Imperial Bursary scheme is one of the most generous of all UK universities. It is available to all Home undergraduates who are eligible for student funding from the Government.

What is the Imperial Bursary?

The Imperial Bursary scheme provides support on a sliding scale for Home undergraduate students with annual household incomes of up to £60,000. This is much higher than the UK Government threshold for financial support (£42,875 for 2017 entry). The Government threshold is also the level at which most other UK universities cap their support.

The Imperial Bursary:

  • is available for each year of your course (as long as your annual household income remains under £60,000)
  • does not distinguish between students living at home and students living away from home
  • may be revised each academic year to take into account changes to your household income

The Imperial Bursary is not available for:

  • repeat years of study
  • graduate entry
  • medical students who intercalate in their 5th and 6th year
  • overseas students
  • EU students

Students with a year abroad will be eligible for only 15% of the Imperial Bursary in that year and students with a year in industry will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Imperial College London Bursary

How much is it worth?

The Imperial Bursary amounts may vary for each academic year so please check the relevant amounts below for the year that you started or will start at Imperial.

Imperial Bursary for applicants

Students who will start in 2017 and 2018

Band Household income Imperial Bursary
 A  £0 – £16,000  £5,000
 B  £16,001 – £50,000  £4,000
 C  £50,001 – £55,000  £3,000
 D  £55,001 – £60,000  £2,000

There is no formal application procedure and no separate application form.

We award Imperial Bursaries based on household income assessments done by relevant government funding bodies i.e. Student Finance England, Student Finance Northern Ireland, Student Awards Agency for Scotland and Student Finance Wales. This is why only Home students who have applied for government funding are eligible for the scheme.

When applying for government funding both you and your parents must consent to sharing the financial information you provide on your funding application; this will allow us to access your information and determine your eligibility for funding from Imperial.

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is responsible for paying grants and loans on behalf of the Government once you’ve applied through your funding authority. Once SLC confirms your funding entitlement to us, we will email you to confirm the bursary amount that you will receive from Imperial, normally after the release of A Level results.