Information for Prospective Students

EU & International

General International

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Contains information on sources of funding for postgraduate students.  Current UCL students can log in using their UCL email address, and prospective students need a PIN number which can be obtained by sending a request to
Anglo-Jewish Association Provides financial assistance to Jewish students in financial need to enter further education or to study for full-time degrees at universities in the United Kingdom
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) One of the largest inter-universities networks in the world and offers scholarships for study via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
British Council UK’s international cultural relations body which offers funding and scholarships for study in the UK
GEMS International Student Loans Available to Canadian students studying outside of Canada and Indian students pursuing higher education anywhere in the world (please note that UCL does not endorse this service as it is external to UCL)
Il Circolo - Italian Cultural Association Provides scholarships for Italian students
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) Search tool and information source for global scholarship and funding opportunities
Nuffield Foundation Works to improve social well-being by funding research and innovation in education and social policy and provides funding for science, education and social policy
Open Society Foundations Works to implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media and offer funding for worldwide study
Research and Development Management (RADMA)
The Doctoral Studies programme provides full funding to talented prospective or mid-study PhD students
The Rotary Foundation The Rotary Association Ambassadorial Scholarship scheme is offered through the Rotary Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the foundation who share its vision of a better world
UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) Provides information, advice and funding for students studying in the UK
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Provides information about study for international students, and offers UNESCO Fellowships for candidates of exceptional merit
Vest Scholarships
Vest scholarships allow graduate students to spend an expense-paid year at a leading engineering school in the United States pursuing research to address a global Grand Challenge, such as making solar energy economical, engineering better medicine or advancing personalised learning. Apply in September to participate in the following year.
Wingate Scholarships Awarded to outstanding individuals of great potential or proven excellence who need financial support to undertake creative or original work
World Bank Provides funding opportunities for study in development-related fields


Direct Gov Depending on your circumstances, students from the EU may be eligible for certain types of funding
Lanekassen The Norwegian student loans and grants awarding body which supports Norwegian students studying overseas


Agency for Science, technology and Research (A*STAR) Supports students from Singapore and offers funding for higher education
Charles Wallace Trust Assists nationals of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma/Myanmar to obtain education and professional development in the UK
Great Britain – China Educational Trust A not-for-profit organisation that promotes mutual understanding between the UK and China and aims to build long-term connections between the two countries. They offer educational funding via their website
Indian Department of Education Provides information and offers funding for Indian students studying abroad


Africa Educational Trust Helps people access education and offers scholarships and grants for study


Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship Available for US students studying abroad
Canadian Bureau for International Education An organisation which promotes international education and offers scholarships for study
Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund Provides awards for Canadians to complete their studies in the UK
Direct Loans for study at UCL
Eligible US students are able to borrow various loans via the US Department of Education funded Direct Loans scheme.
Fulbright Commission Offers awards and advice for US-UK exchange
Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, la Tecnología y la Ciencia (FUNED) Offers funding for full-time Master's students from Mexico
Marshall Scholarships Finances Americans of high ability to study in the UK
National Society of High School Scholars Offers scholarships to the US and Canadian students
Sallie Mae Offers private educational loans for study in the UK
Science without Borders
Aims to send 10,000 students to the UK to study engineering, mathematics, science, technology and creative industries
Trudeau Foundation Scholarships Rewards outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled or about to be enrolled in a social sciences and humanities program

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Page last modified on 17 feb 15 11:20 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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