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.


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.