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Sources of Funding

A summary of the funding types available is outlined in the table below.  

Please note that all applicants for admission to our MRes programme are automatically considered for departmental funding at the time of application. There is no separate application process.  This applies to the Ricardo, David Pearce and W M Gorman Scholarships.

Funding Source

Funding type

Application deadline

ESRC Postgraduate Studentship

UCL is an ESRC Designated Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). To apply for an ESRC studentship you will apply to the ESRC via UCL

ESRC  13 January 2017

Ricardo Scholarship

A maximum of 2 Ricardo Scholarships are available to prospective, full-time and/or part-time, overseas/EU/UK MRes/MPhil/PhD students intending to pursue a course of study or research leading to an MRes/MPhil/PhD degree offered by the UCL Department of Economics

The criterion for awarding the scholarship is academic excellence and potential.

Departmental NA 

David Pearce Scholarship

A maximum of 3 David Pearce scholarships may be awarded to prospective, full-time and/or part-time, overseas/EU/UK MRes/MPhil/PhD students intending to pursue a course of study or research leading to an MRes/MPhil/PhD degree offered by the Department of Economics, at University College London.

The criterion for awarding the scholarship is academic excellence and potential.

Departmental NA

W M Gorman Graduate Research Scholarship

Up to 4 scholarships are available in each session for students entering the first year or who are already enrolled on the MRes/MPhil/PhD programme.

They are one year in duration and will be awarded to students studying full time on the MRes/MPhil/PhD Programme in the UCL Department of Economics. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Departmental NA

Postgraduate Research Student Funds

The Department has a limited amount of money per year that can be awarded to Postgraduate Research Students to assist with funding contributions to events and conferences or general research activity if relevant to programme of study.

Departmental Applications for review in February need to be sent no later than 31 January 

Applications for review in September need to be sent no later than 31 August 

CSC Partially-Funded Visiting Research Scholarships

UCL Scholarships This scheme is not being offered in 2017/18

Research Project Funds

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies. 

UCL Scholarships Visit the Funding and Scholarships page for relevant dates

Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship

The scheme is aimed at research students who plan to explore the nature of religious, racial and cultural prejudices and to find ways of combating them.  

UCL Scholarships This scheme is not available in 2016/17

UCL Research Scholarships

Up to 20 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country.Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account.

UCL Scholarships You must apply for admission and submit the additional information to your department no later than Friday, 6 January 2017

The Royal Economic Society one-year junior fellowships

Universities are invited to make application for the awards in the Spring of each year. Applications can only be submitted by the candidate’s Head of Department.  Candidates should have completed at least two years' work towards a doctoral thesis when they take up an award.

External This funding is not available in 2017.

Funds for Women Graduates

This funding opportunity applies to women who are in the final year of their studies

External  Wednesday 22 February 2017

Club Financiero Español Scholarship

These scholarships are targeted to support the most outstanding Spanish PhD scholars at University College London. The Scholarships are provided for the whole duration of the PhD programme. 

These scholarships are open to PhD scholars, residents of Spain or of Spanish nationality, of intellectual excellence and of irrefutable moral standing. The Scholars are required to be committed to the economic development of Spain and her people.

External TBA