Funding, Studentships & Prizes


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


Tagore Studentships

The Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry is pleased to announce the introduction of the Tagore Studentships for the academic year 2014/15.

There are six fee awards of £5000, and these are available to Home, EU and Overseas students who hold offers for MA Comparative Literature, MA Film Studies, MA Gender, Society and Representation, MA Translation Theory and Practice or the European Studies MA programmes.

The studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. If you would like to be considered, please contact Mr Joe Tilley (

We are only able to consider candidates who hold an offer. Please ensure that you apply for your course in good time, ensuring that there is time for your references to be submitted.

Applications have now closed. No further applications for the Tagore studentships will be accepted for 2014.

We will contact successful candidates within two weeks of the closing date, 30 April 2014.

Arthur Schnitzler AHRC Project

The Arthur Schnitzler Studentship is appropriate for students applying for a PhD in German, Comparative Literature or Translation.

Please note that applicants to this studentship must have a near-native command of German.

Applications have now closed. No further applications for the Arthur Schnitzler Studentship will be accepted for 2014.

Funded Masters-level study in China

As part of UCL’s recently signed MoU with Zhejiang University (ZJU), there are two fully funded scholarships available to study at ZJU for a Masters degree in Contemporary Chinese Studies, taught in English.

Applications have now closed. No further applications for these scholarships will be accepted for 2014.

The two successful candidates will be notified by the end of the day on 30 April 2014.

AHRC/LAHP Studentships

The LAHP AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership will fund and train up to 400 postgraduate students in these three universities over seven years. Its training programme will accommodate approximately 1,300 research students.

Applications have now closed. No further applications for AHRC/LAHP studentships will be accepted for 2014.

Wolfson Scholarships

The Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field. Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded solely on academic merit. Ideally, the successful students would aspire to an academic career.

The successful recipients will receive a total of £81,000 (£27,000 each year for three years) to cover fees and to provide a stipend and research allowance.

Applications have now closed. No further applications for the Wolfson Scholarships will be accepted for 2014.

The Department will inform nominated candidates on 31 January 2014; 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 Wolfson Scholarship unsuccessful.

UCL Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies (FIGS) Postgraduate Research Studentships

FIGS studentships are appropriate for students working towards a PhD. They are open to current research students.

The value of these studentships is £5,000.

Candidates should inform the CMII Director, Stephanie Bird ( and the Admissions Officer, Joe Tilley ( that they wish to be considered. 

Applications have now closed. No further applications for FIGS Studentships will be accepted for 2014.

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. 

Applications have now closed. No further applications for CEELBAS studentships will be accepted for 2014.


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.