3 June 2021
by Andrea Gaini

£10 million investment as Imperial confronts 'brutal facts' on student diversity

Imperial College London, UK is launching an investment for new scholarships and studentships, including £5mln to support Black and other underrepresented students facing financial barriers.

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A further £5 million will support matching funds for a series of new scholarships for international students, as Imperial – one of the world's most international universities – further diversifies its global intake. 

The University is launching a fundraising campaign to at least double the institution’s £10 million investment to £20 million or more through support from alumni, friends and other philanthropists.

It comes as President Alice Gast speaks of the need to confront the 'brutal fact' that 'our talented community lacks diversity,' in Imperial’s annual President’s Address.

The new funds, which will be distributed over the next five years, build on a series of initiatives that have helped Imperial reach beyond those who traditionally enjoy access to its education in recent years.


Andrea Gaini