Information for Prospective Students

Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards

Applications are now closed for academic year 2018/19

Important Information for All Applicants

Through the generous donations made by UCL alumni and friends we are able to offer additional undergraduate funding awards each year. These awards enable UK/EU undergraduate students, from a diverse range of backgrounds, to take up their offer of study at UCL.

Listed below are the schemes available to those starting in academic year 2018/19.  By submitting one application, you will then be considered for those schemes where you meet the eligibility criteria.

Application and deadline

  • Please read the online guidance notes before submitting your online application.
  • You need to hold an offer of a place to study at UCL for academic year 2018/2019 in order to apply.
  • Please use the Student Finance Online Calculator before completing the online application. It is highly recommended you apply to Student Finance England (or your regional funding authority) as early as possible. You do not need to wait for the outcome of their assessment before submitting your UCL funding application. 
  • If you wish to be considered for the Greek Bursary, please download the reference form . Your referee must email this to studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk using their work email.
  • If your fee status is unresolved, you will not be able to access the online application. Please contact Admissions immediately to resolve your fee status.
  • Those opting not to take a maintenance loan can still be income-assessed by completing the PFF2 form. 
  • The deadline for the application is: Friday, 6 July 2018 at 5pm (UK time).

How to apply

Instructions for accessing the online application form:

  • Login to Portico with your normal details.
  • Click on the ‘View’ button for the programme you would like to get funding for. 
  • Click on 'Funding', located just above the 'Programme Home Page'.
  • Click ***Check and apply*** under ‘Funds Available’.
  • Click on the 'Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards'.

These awards are payable in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Undergraduate Bursary.

If you have any questions regarding any of our awards, or are having difficulties with applying online, please contact us by emailing studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk.

Notification of results

The Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards will be awarded by recommendation by a panel composed of UCL staff. The successful candidates will be notified as soon as decisions are made by mid-September. If you have not heard from us by 14 September 2018, you may assume your application was unsuccessful.

Axeinos Bursary

The aim of the Axeinos Bursary is to enable and encourage students from Romania or Bulgaria to pursue their undergraduate degree at UCL in any subject. One award is available for the 2018/19 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the Bursary must:

  • hold EU fee status;
  • be classified as a Romanian or Bulgarian national;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for 2018/19 intake (commencing in September 2018).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need; you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £10,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Care Leaver Bursary

The aim of the Care Leaver Bursary is to enable and encourage students who live in or have lived in care to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible candidates must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • be aged 25 or under and have been in care for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2018/19 intake (commencing in September 2018).

Selection criteria

Students are required to apply for their full student support entitlement and will be asked to provide evidence that they meet the eligibility requirements.

Students might be identified by the UCL Widening Participation and Student Funding Office on the basis of their application through UCAS.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £1,000 per year for the duration of the programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Awardees can also apply for an advance payment of £100 to help with transition costs.

Application deadline and procedure

If you wish to be considered for the Care Leaver Bursary, please mention this in your statement as part of the online application form and provide us with the documentary evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria and we will consider you for the bursary.

UCL has a partnership with the Unite Foundation. Each year, Unite offers a number of full accommodation scholarships for care leavers. Please visit the Unite Foundation Scholarship webpage for application procedure and deadline.

Cassell and Stein History Bursary

The Cassell and Stein History Bursary aims to enable undergraduate students in UCL History to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their financial situation, by relieving financial pressures for those in need. The donors have a strong wish to see increased social mobility in our society. One award is available for the 2018/19 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the History Department for the 2018/19 intake (commencing in September 2018).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £10,416.25 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover fees or maintenance costs.

Chris Seymour Bursary

The Chris Seymour Bursary aims to support one UK female student, in financial need and studying for an undergraduate degree offered by UCL's Faculty of Engineering Sciences: Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences: Electronic and Electrical Engineering for the 2018/19 intake (commencing in September 2018).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £10,416 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover fees or maintenance costs.

Estranged Student Bursary

The aim of the Estranged Student Bursary is to enable and encourage UK domiciled students who are studying without the support of a family network and can demonstrate that they meet the definition of estrangement from their family to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • be aged 25 or under and have been classified as an independent student on the grounds of estrangement by Student Finance;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2018/19 intake (commencing in September 2018).

Selection Criteria

Students are required to apply for their full student support entitlement and prove their status as an independent student for the purposes of Student Finance.

Students might be identified by the UCL Widening Participation and Student Funding Office on the basis of their application through UCAS.

Value: Benefits and Duration

The award will be £1,000 per year for the duration of the programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Awardees can also apply for an advance payment of £100 to help with transition costs.

Application Deadline and Procedure

If you wish to be considered for the Estranged Student Bursary, please mention this in your statement as part of the online application form. Please then forward us a copy of an official letter from Student Finance England confirming that your Student Finance application was assessed as you being independent based on estrangement. This letter may arrive after your student loan has been confirmed so please ensure you forward this to us by the end of term 1.

Selection and Notification of Results

The successful candidate will be notified before the start of the academic year. Awards will only be made to students who have registered to study at UCL.

UCL has a partnership with the Unite Foundation. Each year, Unite offers a number of full accommodation scholarships for estranged students. Please visit the Unite Foundation Scholarship webpage for application procedure and deadline.

Flesch Bursary

The aim of the Flesch Bursary is to encourage and enable students to pursue an undergraduate study at UCL Faculty of Laws. One award is available for the 2018-2019 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to study at UCL on the 3-year LLB programme for the 2018/19 intake (commencing in September 2018);

An initial shortlist of candidates will be identified from the pool of applicants on the basis of financial need.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited by the Faculty of Laws to submit information in to assist the selection panel. Candidates will be invited to submit a personal statement in late September-early October explaining why they are applying for the scholarship, their interest in Law and/or a career as a lawyer and what qualities they will bring to the LLB programme. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in October.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £6,250 per year, based on a three year programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Notification of results

Candidates will be shortlisted toward the end of August and contacted by the Faculty of Laws in late September-early October to submit a personal statement. If you have not heard from the Laws faculty by mid-October 2018, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful on financial grounds.

The bursary will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection panel at the Faculty of Laws. The successful candidate will be notified by the Faculty of Laws as soon as possible once a decision has been made following interview and by the end of reading week, Term 1 at the latest.

Goldsmiths' Company Bursary

The aim of the Goldsmiths’ Company Bursary is to encourage undergraduate students to study at UCL with limited funds who may have a disability. Five awards are available for the 2018-2019 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2018-2019 academic session (commencing in September 2018);
  • have undertaken their secondary education at a UK state-funded secondary school.

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application. Preference will be given to students with a disability.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £3,000 for the first year only. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Greek Bursary

The aim of the Greek Bursary is to encourage and enable students to pursue an undergraduate study at UCL. One award is available for the 2018-2019 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold EU fee status;
  • be a Greek citizen domiciled in Greece;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study for a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2018-2019 intake (commencing in September 2018).

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the bursary is financial need and academic merit - you will be required to demonstrate that you meet both these conditions.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £25,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover fees and maintenance costs.

Ian and Kate El-Mokadem Bursary

The aim of the Ian and Kate El-Mokadem is to encourage and enable students to pursue an undergraduate study at UCL. One award is available for the 2018-2019 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study for a full-time Economics (or Economic with a another joint programme) undergraduate degree for the 2018-2019 intake (commencing in September 2018).
  • and meet one or more of the following widening participation criteria:
  • first in your family into Higher Education;
  • have a disability;
  • fall within an underrepresented UCL ethnic minority group (black African or black Caribbean);
  • in a low participation neighbourhood;
  • Care Leaver;
  • parents in a non-professional occupation;
  • eligible for free school meals;
  • attending non-selective state school.

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the bursary is financial need and meeting one or more of the following widening participation criteria - you will be required to demonstrate that you meet both these conditions.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £25,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover fees and maintenance costs.

London Opportunity Scholarship

The London Opportunity Scholarship is open to students who have taken part in one of the UCL Widening Participation activities listed below. 20 scholarships are available for the 2018-2019 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible candidates must:

UCL Summer challenge
UCL Residential summer schools
Realising opportunities
Discover UCL D/deaf summer school
Uni-link
Aspire
Horizons
Non-residential summer schools (year 11 and 12)
Lloyds scholars spring school
  • be holding an offer of admission to UCL to study any full-time undergraduate degree programme for the 2018-2019 intake (commencing in September 2018);
  • have accepted UCL as their firm choice;
  • have a household income of £42,875 or less;
  • be part of the first generation of their family to enter higher education (i.e. parents have not been to university).

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, family circumstances and educational background.

Value: benefits and duration

The award is £4,000 per year for the duration of the programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Malcolm Grant Scholarship

The 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 Malcolm Grant Scholarship (UG) is to enable and encourage students who can demonstrate financial need as well as show leadership potential, to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL.

One award is available for the 2018/19 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2018/19 intake (commencing September 2018).

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the scholarship are leadership potential and financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £8,333 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Nicolaou Family Scholarship

The Nicolaou Family Scholarship will enable a students to pursue an undergraduate study at UCL. One award is available for the 2018-2019 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the award must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study for a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2018-2019 intake (commencing in September 2018).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the scholarship is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £25,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is awarded to cover fees and maintenance costs.

Sarmatian Bursary

The aim of the Sarmatian Bursary is to enable and encourage students from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or Poland to pursue their undergraduate degrees at UCL in any subject. One award is available for the 2018/19 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold EU fee status;
  • be classified as an Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian or Polish national;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for 2018/19 intake (commencing in September 2018).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £10,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

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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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