The Department has a number of funding opportunities available for Masters, MRes, and MPhil/Phd degrees. Depending on the degree programme, sources vary from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Overseas Development Agency (ODA). In addition the Graduate School offers a small number of fees-only bursaries. Overseas (non EU) students may apply for UCL Open Scholarships, as well as to the Overseas Research Scheme(ORS) for the PhD degree.
UCL Graduate Research/Overseas Research Scholarships (GRS/ORS)
Applications for both the GRS and ORS funding opportunities are now open for 2016/17 entry.
Potential applicants MUST be in receipt of an offer for admission to the MPhil/PhD programme to be eligible. Students who are presently enrolled in the first year of the programme are also eligible.
UK/EU fee paying students will be considered for the GRS and overseas fee paying students will be considered for BOTH the GRS and ORS. The application procedure is the same for both scholarships.
Please ensure you read all of the important information at the following two links and that you submit your complete application to Chris Russell by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the given deadline below. Alternatively, a hard copy of your application can be posted to the department.
Deadline for application: Wednesday 6th January 2016
LAHP AHRC Funding - UK/EU Citizens + UK-Resident Overseas Citizens
The Department of Anthropology invites applications for AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) studentships covering the full costs of a degree programme in Anthropology leading to the award of MPhil/PhD. These awards are being made by the AHRC through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership based in UCL, Kings College London, and the School of Advanced Studies.
Deadline for application: Friday 29 January 2016
ESRC Funding - UK/EU Students + Overseas students via the AQM route only
The Department of Anthropology invites applications for ESRC (Economics and Social Science Research Council) studentships covering the full costs of a degree programme in Anthropology leading to the award of MPhil/PhD. These awards are being made by the ESRC through the Doctoral Training Centre at UCL.
Deadline for application: Monday 1 February 2016
UCL Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS)
UCL has been awarded around 340 bursaries of £10,000 each as part of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)'s 2015 Postgraduate Support Scheme.
The aim of this scheme is to encourage students from under-represented groups to embark on a postgraduate qualification and is funded jointly by HEFCE and UCL.
This is a one-off opportunity for UK/EU students graduating in summer 2015, having been charged the higher rate of tuition fees starting in 2012/13, and applying to study a postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2015.
Deadline for application: Sunday 29 March 2015
The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership has an extensive range of PhD projects offered by all partners.
Deadline for applications: Midnight 11 January 2015
UCL Graduate Scholarships/awards
UCL offers a number of scholarships/awards each year that are open
to home, EU and overseas students.
- Parkes Foundation
- Ruggles Gates Fund
- Horniman Anthropological Fund
- Radcliffe-Brown and Firth Trust Funds for Social Anthropological Research