Information for Prospective Students

Scholarships and Funding

Development Planning Unit (DPU)

Important Information for All Applicants

Otto Koenigsberger Scholarship (OKS)

The purpose of the OKS is to support overseas candidates of the highest calibre for postgraduate study at MSc level, in the expectation that as graduates, these scholars will make important contributions to urban development by drawing on the strengths of the international perspective and leading position of the DPU in the development field.

Otto Koenigsberger was a distinguished and internationally recognised practitioner and teacher whose practical and responsive approach to urban planning reoriented development planning work in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He was also the founder and first director of the Development Planning Unit.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must

  • be classified as an overseas student and be commencing full-time study for a Master's degree in the Development Planning Unit
  • hold and have accepted an unconditional offer of a place at DPU.

The award covers partial remission of tuition fees and applicants must provide satisfactory written evidence of funding the balance of their tuition fees and their living expenses.


Up to £5,000 toward tuition fees.


28 February

Application and Information

Applicants should contact:

DPU Programme Administrator
University College London 
34 Tavistock Square 
London WC1H 9EZ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1111
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 1112

Page last modified on 07 mar 16 14:55 by Patricia Newby

*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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