Funding, Studentships & Prizes


The links below provide information for UK, EU and overseas Master's and research students, including further details on the scholarships, awards and bursaries which are available.

In addition, it is strongly recommended that applicants consult UCL's Central Funding Database in order to research schoalrships which are available and to learn about eligbility criteria.


CMII offers several funding opportunities for research students, the most important of which are listed below. Its funding panel will only consider your application for these scholarships if you have already completed the UCL procedure for admission as a postgraduate research student. The procedure can take up to four weeks. Applicants should ensure that they leave time for referees to submit their references.

AHRC/LAHP Studentships

The AHRC-funded London Arts & Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (LAHP) is pleased to announce it will be awarding up to 80 studentships for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines at King’s College London, School of Advanced Study or University College London in 2016-17.  Under the scheme it is possible for research students to have their two supervisors in different LAHP institutions.

These studentshipswhich normally cover fees and maintenance allowance (stipend), are available to UK and EU students.

Candidates should be aware that the LAHP studentship competition is a twin-track process, and they will need to apply

a.    for a place of study on their chosen PhD programme at one of the LAHP partner institutions, and

b.    to LAHP for a studentship

The LAHP studentship competition will open for applications on 1 December 2015 and close on 29 January 2016. Entrants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications for a place to study on their chosen PhD programme by 15 January 2016 - that is, two weeks ahead of the 29 January LAHP deadline. 

Funding Application Deadline: 29/01/16 at 11.59pm (GMT)

Graduate Research Scholarships/Overseas Research Scholarships (GRS/ORS)

The Graduate Research Scholarships/Overseas Research Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential Financial circumstances are not taken into account.

The Department will inform nominated candidates on 1 February 2016; if you have not heard from us by this time, your application will not have been nominated to the Faculty and you should consider your application for the GRS/ORS Scholarship unsuccessful.

Departmental Contact: Dr Julia Wagner

Funding Application Deadline: 06/01/16 at 5.00pm (GMT)

Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture

Students planning comparative research that includes a focus on Russian, Central and East European languages and culture are encouraged to explore this funding opportunity.

Applicants for a CEELBAS Studentship must have already received an offer of a place at the university. 

Funding Application Deadline: TBC for 2016/17

Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation provides up to 15 scholarships annually to prospective and current MPhil/PhD students to the value of $60,000 per scholar for up to four years.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants pursuing full-time doctoral studies in Canada or foreign institutions. Candidates will be considered by the Foundation only if they have been nominated by a university.

Funding Application Deadline: 27/11/15 at 5.00pm (GMT).

Funded Masters degrees in Chinese Studies


UCL & I.B. Tauris Publishing Competition

Students with an approved PhD dissertation in Arts & Humanities, Social & Historical Sciences and the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL are invited to compete for the chance to work with the Visual Culture and Philosophy editor at I.B. Tauris on presenting their work for publication in book form.

MA Dissertation Prize in Comparative Cultural Enquiry

This prize is offered to the best MA dissertation each year in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities on a comparative topic.

UCL European Institute - Small Grants Scheme

UCL invites proposals from groups of at least two students, who aim to develop new research output, or seek to raise the profile and impact of their research. Proposed projects may be formulated in response to current affairs or address long-standing research questions. Collaboration between students based in different UCL departments is particularly encouraged. Funding of up to £1000 plus some administrative assistance is available per project.