The Study Assistance Scheme (SAS)

The Study Assistance Scheme (SAS)

The UCL Study Assistance Scheme (SAS) provides support for UCL staff seeking to gain qualifications to support their work and careers.

UCL supports employees who wish to undertake degree or doctorate programmes, professional qualifications or other nationally approved vocational qualifications that are related to their area of work. Individual modules must be credit-bearing, and lead towards a full qualification.

Formal approval from your Head of Department is required for all SAS applications.

The SAS process is revised annually and therefore you should not assume commitment to continued levels of funding. Please bear this in mind when committing to a course of study, as you may need to fund your fees from personal resources if your application is rejected.

New and Continuing SAS applicants must apply for support under SAS for each year of study, due to revisions to the guidelines and changes in personal circumstances.


The application form for 2013/14 Study Assistance is now closed.


There has been a slight delay in the revision of the SAS process and the guidelines will be available from 26th September.

The SAS application form for the 2014/15 academic year will be available from 30th September.

For further information

If you have further questions then please email them to:

Please note:

Queries regarding the 2013/14 sessions will take priority over those for the 2014/15 session.