Information for Prospective Students

Scholarships and Funding News

December 2014

UCL Alumni and Friends Master's Awards 2014

Through the generous donations made by UCL's Alumni and Friends we are able to offer a number of scholarships each year. Listed below are those awards which are aimed at prospective Taught Master's students in 2014/2015.

  • UCL Alumni Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)
  • Gay Clifford Award for Outstanding Women Students
  • Greenbank Scholarship
  • Professor Malcolm Grant Scholarship (graduate)
  • Santander Master's Scholarship

Further information can be found on the Graduate Scholarships web pages

The Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award

Institute for Public Policy Research and UCL co-fund an annual three-month full time (or six-month part time) London-based IPPR Internship reserved for a current or recent UCL graduate - as a stepping stone to working in policy or politics.

The recipient of the Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award will receive the higher of £5,000 or the equivalent of the current IPPR salary for the duration of the internship.

The deadline for applications is 9am, 3 January 2014.
Further details can be found at: Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship

The Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award was founded in 2007 in memory of UCL student Amelia Zollner.

November 2013

London Arts and Humanities Partnership AHRC Studentships 2014

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC/LAHP Doctoral Training Awards for 2014-15 entry. Up to 80 studentships are available for postgraduate research students studying Arts & Humanities at University College London, King's College London or School of Advanced Study (University of London) from London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership) 2014.

Further information can be found on the LAHP website.

October 2013

Daiwa Scholarships 2014

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation supports links between Britain and Japan to encourage better understanding between both countries. The Daiwa Scholarships offer an opportunity to undertake 19 months of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan. Successful applicants will be based in Tokyo from September 2014 until the end of March 2016. No previous experience of Japan is necessary. Candidates must be: British citizens; aged between 21 and 35 as of 01/09/2013. Candidates should be: graduates/due to graduate by 01/09/2013; equipped with a strong degree in any subject or with a strong record of achievement in their field. Applications are online on the Daiwa Foundation website

The closing date for applications is: 5 December 2013

Said Foundation Scholarships 2014

The Said Foundation Scholarships Programme aims to promote education and development in the Middle East and to provide students and young professionals with educational opportunities that will help their career development, enable them to achieve impact in their professional fields and bring benefits to others in their countries of origin.

Applications are invited for scholarships to study a Master's degree in any subject at UCL from candidates who are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel). Further eligibility criteria and details can be found on our web pages.

The deadline for applications is 5 January 2014.

September 2013

Chevening Scholarships 2014

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.

Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships are open now and close in November 2013. Exact dates are available on the individual country pages of www.chevening.org.

August 2013

Undergraduate Part-Time Student Finance

Part-time students who started their course before 1st September 2012 can now apply for a Fee Grant and Course Grant for academic year 2013/14.

  • Continuing students who applied for part-time funding last year will be e-mailed a link to the application form (PTGC). The application form can also be downloaded from https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms
  • Continuing students applying to student finance for the first time can download a form (PTGN) from www.gov.uk/studentfinance

Disabled Students' Allowances

Information is available at www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

UCL Australia Scholarships

For Master's students: up to five Santos scholarships are available to students commencing the UCL MSc in Energy and Resources Management programme at UCL Australia from February 2014.

For PhD students: up to three BHP Billiton PhD scholarships are available to students commencing a PhD programme at UCL Australia from February 2014.

Further details of these, and other UCL Australia scholarships, can be found under the 'Scholarships and Finance' tabs on UCL Australia's MSc  and Phd webpages.

May 2013

Denys Holland Scholarship

For undergraduate students: One award is available for the 2013/14 academic session. The Denys Holland Scholarship is intended for students in financial need, those who would be unable to study at UCL without some form of financial assistance. The successful candidate will be awarded £9,000 for three years to cover the cost of tuition fees or/maintenance.

Further information and application form can be found on the Denys Holland Scholarship page.

March 2013

Greek Bursary

For undergraduate students: One award is available for the 2013/14 academic session. This Bursary is to enable and encourage students who are domiciled in Greece to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. A successful recipient will be awarded £25,000 per annum for three years.

Further information and an application form can be found on Undergraduate Funding Awards

Kaziewicz Bursary

For undergraduate students: One award is available for the 2013/14 academic session. This Bursary is to enable and encourage UK-domiciled students whose household income is under £42,000 to pursue their undergraduate programme in the department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL. The successful candidate will be awarded £8,000 per annum, towards maintenance costs, for three years.

Further information and an application form can be found on Undergraduate Funding Awards

SD Bursary

For undergraduate students: One award is available for the 2013/14 academic session. This Bursary is to enable and encourage UK students whose household income is between £25,000 and £42,000 to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. A successful recipient will be awarded £9,600 per annum for three years.

Further information and an application form can be found on Undergraduate Funding Awards

February 2013

Undergraduate Student Finance

The new student finance services for England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open. New and continuing students can apply online at:

England - http://www.gov.uk/student-finance
Wales - http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk
Northern Ireland - http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

Applications for Scottish students via SAAS will open in early April 2013.

Application Deadlines: We strongly advise you to submit your application before the deadline to ensure your funding is in place for the start of the term. The deadlines are:

SF England
New students - 31 May 2013
Continuing students - 28 June 2013
SF Wales
New students - 19 April 2013
Continuing students - 31 May 2013
Northern Ireland
New students - 12 April 2013
Continuing students - 14 June 2013

January 2013

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities now has 10 new postgraduate research scholarships available. At least 5 of these scholarships will be awarded to students starting PhDs in September 2013. The main criterion for the award is academic excellence. The award is worth £5,000 and the value of the studentship is usually deducted from tuition fees at the start of the session.

Further details can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ah/prospective-students/postgrad-studentships

The deadline for applications is 27 March 2013

December 2012

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities has approved the submission of three applications for this funding. The Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences has approved the submission of eight applications for this funding.

The Trust places special weight on:

  • the originality of the projects put to them;
  • the significance of the proposed work;
  • the ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project;
  • the removal of barriers between traditional disciplines.

Successful applications will be 50% funded by The Leverhulme Trust, up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum, and 50% funded by the host faculty. Given the prestige of the awards each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 to further his or her research activities.

Application forms can be accessed from Friday, 4 January 2013 through The Leverhulme Trust online application system. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 8 February 2013.

For further information and links to the Levelhulme Trust online application system:

SHS Faculty - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/shs/the-leverhulme-trust-early-career-fellowships

Faculty of Arts & Humanities - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ah/the-leverhulme-trust-early-career-fellowships

David Tebbutt Scholarship for MA in Publishing

Faber and Faber and UCL will award a new annual scholarship in memory of the late David Tebbutt, Finance Director of Faber and Faber.

The Scholarship covers tuition fees for the MA in Publishing full time programme for a UK or EU applicant. The scholarship will also carry a guaranteed work placement with Faber and Faber.

Further details can be found at Department of Information Studies Scholarships

The Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award

Institute for Public Policy Research and UCL co-fund an annual three-month full time (or six-month part time) London-based IPPR Internship reserved for a current or recent UCL graduate - as a stepping stone to working in policy or politics. The internship will normally run from October through December, but can take place at any time of the year.

The recipient of the Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award will receive the higher of £5,000 or the equivalent of the current IPPR salary for the duration of the internship.

The deadline for applications is 14th December 2012 and IPPR are looking to start the internship in January 2013.

Further details can be found at: Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship

The Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award was founded in 2007 in memory of UCL student Amelia Zollner.

November 2012

Chevening Scholarships 2013

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.

Applications for 2013/14 Chevening Scholarships will open at the end of October 2012 and close in December 2012. Exact dates are available on the individual country pages of www.chevening.org.

Daiwa Scholarships 2013

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation supports links between Britain and Japan to encourage better understanding between both countries. The Daiwa Scholarships offer an opportunity to undertake 19 months of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan. No previous experience of Japan is necessary. Candidates must be: British citizens; aged between 21 and 35 as of 01/09/2013. Candidates should be: graduates/due to graduate by 01/09/2013; equipped with a strong degree in any subject or with a strong record of achievement in their field. Applications are online at: Daiwa Foundation www.dajf.org.uk

The closing date for applications is: 06/12/12

October 2012

Said Foundation Scholarships

The Said Foundation is a UK-based charity aiming to promote education and development in the Middle East. Applications are now welcomed for the 2013-14 academic year from graduates intending to pursue a one-year Masters course at UCL. Scholarships are tenable for one year. Applicants must be Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian (incl. Palestinians inside Israel) nationals only and be under 40 years of age. Full eligibility criteria and details can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/said

The scholarship covers tuition fees and a maintenance allowance.

The closing date for applications is: 31/01/13

September 2012

Kennedy Scholarships

For Graduate Students (Study Abroad) for study at Harvard University and MIT: Eligibility, British citizens normally resident in the UK who will have graduated by the time of taking up an award and who have spent two of the last five years studying at an HEI in the UK. Available for Graduate programmes Master’s, PhD and Visiting Fellowships. Full Fess and health insurance, Tax-free stipend of $24.5K, outward/return flights, and travel grant of $2.5K. Applications are to me made online at: www.kennedytrust.org.uk

You may still apply if you have secured funding for PhD studies in the US.

The closing date for applications is 28/10/12

Frank Knox Fellowships

For Graduate Students (Study Abroad) for study at Harvard University: Eligibility, British citizens who graduated from their most recent degree in 2008 or later. For study up to two years in one of the Faculties of Harvard. The value of the scholarship is $26K plus tuition and health service fees. Information about the scholarships can be found at: www.frankknox.harvard.edu Details of the competition and an application can be found on: www.kennedytrust.org.uk/frankknoxfellowships

You may still apply if you have secured funding for PhD studies in the US.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 28/10/12

June 2012

UCL Genetics Institute Master's Excellence Scholarship

For postgraduate students: The UCL Institute of Genetics has up to four MRC-funded scholarships available for academically outstanding students commencing the Genetics of Human Disease MSc in September 2012. Successful applicants will be awarded £4,200 to be used towards tuition fees, and a stipend of £15,740 for living expenses.

For further information on the entry criteria, and details on how to apply, can be found on the Institute of Genetics website.

The deadline for submitting an application is Sunday, 15 July 2012.

HSBC Scholarship

For undergraduate students: Jointly set up by UCL and HSBC, the scholarship aims to provide support towards the costs of UK tuition fees. It is available to full-time, Home, undergraduate students who are coming from a state-funded secondary school. The value of the scholarship is £9,000 per year for the normal duration of a student’s programme.

There is no separate application for this award; students will be automatically considered should they meet the entry requirements.

Further information can be found on our scholarships webpage.

Lloyds Scholar Programme

For undergraduate students: The Lloyds Banking Group has designed a bursary which seeks to encourage, and reward outstanding academic performance and involvement within the community. A bursary of £1,000, along with additional awards made for academic achievement, is available to 15 full-time undergraduate students. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to undertake a paid internship.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, 27 July 2012. The scheme opens on Monday 18th June and it is strongly recommended that you apply as early as possible

Further information can be found on our scholarships webpage.

April 2012

Axeinos Bursary

For undergraduate students: This bursary has been extended and is now available for the 2012/13 academic year. The Axeinos is available only to EU domiciled students who are Romanian or Bulgarian nationals. Applicants must hold an offer of admission to study at UCL on an undergraduate, full-time degree programme within any department. The bursary is for £10,000 per year for three years.

The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, 30 July 2012.

Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarships

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in association with the British Council in Japan has invited calls for students to apply for the Daiwa Foundation Tohuku Scholarship. It is intended for those who were affected by the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan in 2011 and require financial support to continue their studies.

Further information can be found on the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation webpage.

Sarmartian Bursary

For undergraduate students: This bursary has been extended and is now available for the 2012/13 academic year. The Axeinos is available only to EU domiciled students who are Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian or Polish nationals. Applicants must hold an offer of admission to study at UCL on an undergraduate, full-time degree programme within any department. The Bursary is for £10,000 per year for three years.

The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, 30 July 2012.

March 2012

Australian Bicentennial Scholarships and Fellowships

For research students or academic staff: The object of the scheme is to ‘promote scholarship, intellectual links, and mutual awareness and understanding between the United Kingdom and Australia. Candidates may be in any discipline (commonly in the humanities, creative arts, education, law, social and physical sciences, engineering and medicine). Each scholarship or fellowship will offer a grant of up to £4,000, and may be used to supplement other awards. A successful applicant must spend at least three months studying or researching in Australia. A detailed report on the scholarship/fellowship is required within three months of the scholar’s/fellow’s return to the UK. For further information regarding the application process please click here.

Applications and references for 2012 will be accepted by email only between 10 February 2012 and 5 April 2012. Monies will be released between 15 August 2012 and 31 July 2013. A scholar/fellow must take up the award by 31 July 2013.

December 2011

Student Finance England Applications for 2012/13

Both new and continuing students are now able to apply online for finance from Student Finance England for the coming academic year, 2012/13. Returning students, whose finance was means-tested last year, are encouraged to re-apply online as soon as possible to avoid delays in receiving payments at the start of the next academic year. Returning students who are not means-tested do not need to re-apply online, instead they should receive an entitlement letter from Student Finance England by the end of February 2012. All continuing students must ensure that they sign and return their declarations by 29 June 2012 to guarantee that payments are made on time in September 2012.

New students should visit Student Finance England’s website at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance to find out what funding options are available for 2012/13. The deadline for new application is 31 May 2012; please note that you do not need to have accepted a place at a university before applying.

The launch dates for Wales and Northern Ireland are yet to be confirmed.

Page last modified on 05 dec 13 16:48 by Mark Skinsley


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