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UCL Graduate Master's Awards

Important Information for All Applicants


The scholarship schemes in the Graduate Master's Awards 2016/2017 will open in January 2016.

The applications will be through the online portal and you will need to have an offer of a place on an eligible programme at UCL before you can apply for a scholarship.  The offer can be conditional or unconditional.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications to these scholarships will be in mid-April 2016 (date to be announced in January).

You are advised to apply for your place on an eligible programme at UCL in good time for the Admissions Office and the relevant Academic Department to process and respond to your application.

Details of each funding scheme can be found below:

UCL Alumni Scholarship

(previously UCL Futures Scholarship)

Important Information for All Applicants

The UCL Alumni Scholarship aims to enable and encourage those who have gained a UCL undergraduate degree to pursue full-time Master's degree studies at UCL.

Eligibility requirements

Candidates can be from any country, but must:

  • have successfully completed or currently completing undergraduate degree studies at UCL;
  • have applied by the date of the scholarship application deadline to study a full-time Master's degree at UCL in 2016/17.

Value, benefits and duration

  • The value of the scholarship is £10,000.
  • The scholarship is tenable for one year only.
  • The UCL Alumni Scholarship may be held alongside other scholarships, studentships, awards, or bursaries. The amount of the UCL award may be adjusted depending on the total value of other funds received by the student.
  • Scholarship recipients are obliged to inform the UCL Student Funding Office immediately of any other funding they are awarded towards their UCL Master’s degree studies, before or subsequent to the UCL Alumni Scholarship award.
  • The scholarship will first be applied to the recipient’s tuition fees, with any remainder payable to the recipient in three equal instalments throughout the academic year towards maintenance.

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence however financial need will also be taken into consideration. The scholarship will be awarded upon the recommendation of an academic selection panel and the Student Funding Office.

Brown Family Bursary

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be:

  • prospective full-time UK Master's students who are undertaking a one-year programme of study in the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Sciences or Mathematical & Physical Sciences (BEAMS) in 2016/17;
  • currently holding a first-class Bachelor's degree; and
  • in financial need.

Selection criteria

The bursary will be awarded based on financial need only as determined by the Student Funding Office.

Value, benefits and duration

  • The value of the bursary is £15,000. The payment is to be applied to tuition fees in the first instance, with any remainder being paid to the successful applicant towards maintenance in termly instalments.
  • The bursary is tenable for one year only.
  • The bursary may not be held alongside other tuition fee only awards.

Professor Malcolm Grant Scholarship

The Professor Malcolm Grant Scholarship was established to celebrate the exceptional contribution of the outgoing President & Provost to the UCL community over 10 years.

The aim of the Professor Malcolm Grant Scholarship is to enable and encourage UCL alumni who can show leadership potential as well as demonstrate financial need to pursue their Master's studies at UCL. One award is available commencing in the 2016/17 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must:

  • have successfully completed or be currently completing undergraduate degree studies at UCL;
  • have applied by the date of the scholarship application deadline to study a full-time Master's degree at UCL in 2016/17.

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the scholarship are financial need and leadership potential.

Value, benefits and duration

  • The successful recipient will be awarded £25,000 for the duration of their programme at UCL subject to satisfactory academic progress, payable in equal instalments as determined by the length of the programme of study.
  • The scholarship will first be applied to the recipient’s tuition fees, with any remainder payable to the recipient in three equal instalments throughout the academic year towards maintenance.

Santander Master's Scholarship

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Important Information for all Applicants

The Santander Master's Scholarships (funded by Santander), aim to assist the most academically-able students from leading universities to pursue a Master's programme at UCL.

Up to 12 scholarships will be awarded each year to students from the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Puerto Rico
  • Uruguay

Eligibility requirements

Candidates must:

  • be ordinarily resident in one of the Santander network countries listed above;
  • be expected to obtain, or already possess, a Bachelor's degree awarded at a level equivalent to first-class Honours in a UK Bachelor's degree, and;
  • have applied by the date of the scholarship application deadline to study a full-time Master's degree at UCL in 2016/17.

Selection criteria

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Financial circumstances are not taken into account. The final selection is made by a panel of UCL senior academics, who may be joined by a representative from Santander.

Value, benefits and duration

  • This scholarship is awarded for one year only, and consists of a one-off award of £5,000.
  • A scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  • Unless otherwise requested by the scholar, the scholarship is usually set against tuition fees. If payment is made directly to the scholarship-holder, the award is paid in three equal instalments at the start of each term.

Thomas Witherden Batt Scholarship

The aim of the Thomas Witherden Batt Scholarship is to enable and encourage those who might have financial constraints in pursuing a full-time Master's degree to study at UCL. Four awards are available in the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • be ordinarily resident in the UK;
  • have applied by the date of the scholarship application deadline to study a full-time Master of Science degree at UCL in 2016/17.

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the scholarship is financial need.

Value, benefits and duration

  • The successful recipient will be awarded £10,000.
  • The award is tenable for one year of full-time study.
  • The scholarship will first be applied to the recipient’s tuition fees, with any remainder payable to the recipient in three equal instalments throughout the academic year towards maintenance.

Contact Details

If you have any queries please get in touch. UCL Student Funding contact details can be found here.

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*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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