Scholarships and Finance
UCL Australia offers scholarships in partnership with industry to attract highly motivated and talented students to our world-class postgraduate programmes.
International students can apply to study at UCL Australia with funding support through the following scholarship programmes.
BHP Billiton PhD Scholarships
Applications are now closed
Read the PhD Scholarship Regulations.
Additional UCL scholarships
UCL Australia applicants are also welcome to apply for other UCL scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria. It is important to consider applying early, as the timetable for application to, and award of, UCL scholarships is linked to the academic year in the northern hemisphere. More information.
International Bar Association scholarships
The IBA Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL), together with its Academic Advisory Group (AAG), accept applications from students requiring funding for advanced studies or research in the fields of energy and natural resources law.
The scholarships scheme is open to students at any institution where at least one member of the faculty is an IBA/SEERIL member (this presently applies to UCL Australia). More information.
Australia Awards Scholarships
The Commonwealth Government of Australia provides funding for a number of scholarships aimed at strengthening human resource capacity in Australia's partner countries. The Australia Awards Scholarships (formerly known as Australian
Development Scholarships) program aims to contribute to the long-term development needs of Australia's partner countries and promote growth and stability. The scholarships provide opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study in Australia. Up to 1000 Australia Awards Scholarships are awarded equally between men and women each year across 31 countries.
Depending on the participating country and its priority areas, scholarships may be available for UCL Australia’s Master’s and/or PhD programmes.
Australia Awards Scholarships include full tuition, return economy airfares, a stipend for living expenses and basic medical insurance. Find out more about the scholarships and who is eligible for these awards.
Australia Awards Fellowships
The Australia Awards Fellowship provides scholarships with the view to developing leadership, building partnerships and links and addressing priority issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The programme has been specifically set up to attract current and future leaders from the region.
For Master’s and PhD applicants, these awards include return economy airfares, an annual stipend, an establishment allowance, an annual study enrichment allowance and leadership training, up to a maximum of AUD$35,000. The full cost of tuition is also covered.
Applicants must include a letter of offer of admission from UCL Australia in their application.
Specific information, including the application process, is available from the Australia Awards website.
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards
The Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme, the Endeavour Postgraduate Awards, provides opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake postgraduate study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake postgraduate study, research and professional development overseas.