Information for Prospective Students

Research Studentship Awards

Research Councils

Research Councils UK (RCUK) are responsible for investing public money in research in the UK to advance knowledge and generate new ideas which lead to a productive economy, healthy society and contribute to a sustainable world.

Each Research Council funds research and training activities in a different area of research ranging across the arts and humanities, social sciences, engineering and physical sciences and the medical and life sciences.

RCUK is the body that coordinates the strategic partnership of the UK's Research Councils. There are currently seven Research Councils. Please visit the web sites below for further details:

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Application process

For more information on how to apply for these awards at UCL, please read our General Information for Applicants

Other Studentships

Individual academic departments may offer their own awards (either wholly funded by them or jointly funded with an industrial sponsor).  You can use the UCL PhD Opportunities Search for details of opportunities, but you are advised to also check directly with your admitting department for the most up-to-date funding information.

Award administration

If you are a student who has been awarded Research Council or any other departmentally funded studentship, you can find information on how your award is administered by reading our information page for UCL Studentship holders.

If you are a member of staff looking for information on how to administer your departmental studentships, then please read our Further Information for Departments page.

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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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