Information for Prospective Students

Undergraduate funding awards

Important Information for All Applicants

Through the generous donations made by UCL Alumni and Friends we are able to offer a number of Undergraduate Funding Awards each year. These awards are aimed at UK/EU (Fee Status) students starting their first year of undergraduate study.

Listed below are the schemes we anticipate to be available for 2016/17. All completed application forms will be considered for all available Undergraduate Funding Awards on the closing date.

Application deadline and procedure

Please read the Guidance Notes before completing the Application Form

Applicants who are eligible for the Greek Bursary and Pindelski-Barrack Bursary please also ask your Referee to complete the Academic Reference Form

The deadline for your application is: Friday, 1st July 2016 at 5pm. If an application is received after this deadline it will not be deemed eligible and cannot be considered.

There is one application form for the funding schemes listed below; you do not have to indicate which scheme you wish to be considered for. The Student Funding Office will process your application form for the scheme(s) you are eligible for.

If you have any questions regarding any of our schemes, please contact us by emailing studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk

Notification of results

The scholarships will be awarded by recommendation by a panel composed of UCL staff. The successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible once a decision has been made, before mid-September.

Aardvark Bursary

The aim of the Aardvark Bursary is to enable and encourage students who have been resident in the UK for the last three years to pursue their undergraduate studies in Computer Science at UCL.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be a UK resident (and hold Home Fees Status);
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the department of Computer Science for the 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £31,250 for three years (£10,416.50 per annum) subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress.

Please note that this bursary is payable in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

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 new award is available for the 2016/17 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the Bursary must:

  • be classified as an EU-domiciled student, and a Romanian or Bulgarian national;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £30,000 for three years (£10,000 per annum) subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary will be allocated to tuition fees in the first instance, with any remainder being paid to the recipient towards maintenance.

Please note that this bursary is payable in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

Cassell and Stein History Bursary

The Cassell and Stein History Bursary aims to enable prospective 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 2016/17 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 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £25,000 for the duration of their programme at UCL, subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

Douglas Johnson Scholarship

The Douglas Johnson Scholarship aims to provide support to a student in financial need and studying for an undergraduate degree offered by UCL Department of History.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants should:

  • hold a UK or EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the History Department (including joint honours) for the 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £37,500 for the duration of their programme at UCL, subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover fees or maintenance costs.

The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding recieved through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

Goldsmiths' Company Bursary

The aim of the Goldsmiths’ Company Bursary is to encourage undergraduate applicants to UCL with limited funds who may have a disability. Five bursaries will be offered for the 2016/17 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • Be UK (Home) students.
  • Hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2016/17 academic session (commencing in September 2016).
  • 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 successful recipient will be awarded £3,000 for the first year only. The award will be applied towards maintenance expenses, paid in termly instalments.

Greek Bursary

The aim of the Greek Bursary is to encourage and enable students who are domiciled in Greece to pursue an undergraduate study at UCL. One award is available for three years for the 2016/17 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be prospective students, who are Greek citizens domiciled in Greece, intending to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study for a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £25,000 per annum for three years of the programme at UCL, subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress.

Please note that this bursary is payable in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

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 UK/EU 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 2016/17 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 2016/17 intake (commencing September 2016).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £25,000 for the duration of their programme at UCL subject to satisfactory academic progress.

The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

Tems and conditions

The award will be payable in equal instalments as determined by the length of the recipient's programme of study.

The award may not be held alongside other scholarships, studentships, awards, or bursaries (unless approved by UCL). The amount of the UCL award may be adjusted depending on the total value of other funds received by the student.

Within two months of the end date of the award, recipients are required to submit to UCL a letter of gratitude to the donors (To Whom It May Concern). The letter should include comment on the impact of the scholarship on the recipient’s education and how the award has benefited them. It should also include details of proposed career plans and any career developments.

Pindelski-Barrack Bursary

The aim of the Pindelski-Barrack Bursary is to enable and encourage academically able UK students to pursue undergraduate degree programmes in UCL Mechanical Engineering, regardless of their financial situation. One bursary is available for the 2016/17 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be a UK (Home) student from a low-income household
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree in UCL Mechanical Engineering for the 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016)
  • be joining UCL from a UK state-funded secondary school (based on UCAS data)
  • be studying Engineering (Mechanical) – BEng (3 year)/MEng (4 year) or Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance – BEng (3 year)/MEng (4 year).

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the scholarship are academic excellence and financial need (preference shall be given to students with a parental income below £45,000) - you will be required to demonstrate that you meet both these conditions in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £27,000 towards tuition fees over the duration of their programme at UCL subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

The recipient will be expected to be an active member in the department and life of UCL and, together with all scholarship and bursary recipients, will be expected to attend the annual donors and scholars’ reception on campus each year.

Robins Bursary

The aim of the Robins Bursary is to encourage and enable students who are domiciled in the UK or EU to pursue an undergraduate degree programme in the Economics department at UCL, regardless of their financial situation. One bursary is available for the 2016/17 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be domiciled in the UK or EU;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study for a full-time undergraduate degree in in the Economics department for the 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £31,250 in total for three years of the programme (£10,416.50 per annum) subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress.

Please note that this bursary is payable in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

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 2016/2017.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be classified as an EU domiciled student, and be either an Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian or Polish national
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £10,000 per annum for three years subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary will be allocated to tuition fees in the first instance, with any remainder being paid to the recipient for maintenance.

The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

Virtus Bursary

Virtus Bursary aims to support prospective undergraduate students to pursue their full-time modern languages degree in the School of European Languages, Culture & Society. 

One bursary award is available for the 2016/17 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be a UK (Home) student entering the first year of their programme in 2016/17
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time modern languages degree in the School of European Languages, Culture & Society (degrees offered by the departments of Dutch, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian Studies, Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American studies, and the combined Language and Culture BA and Modern Languages BA) for the 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016). Preference will be given to a student studying for a degree in German and/or Scandinavian Studies.

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 successful recipient will be awarded £31,250 for up to four years (£7,812.50 per annum), subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP Schemes. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Watkins Bursary

This scheme is currently under review and is yet to be confirmed for 2016/17. You may apply now and your application will be considered if the scheme becomes available. If the scheme is not confirmed your application will still be considered for other applicable Undergraduate Funding Awards.

Founded in 2010 by Maurice Watkins, the aim of the Watkins Bursary is to support students to pursue their undergraduate degrees at UCL in any subject. One award is available for the 2016/17 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 2016/17 intake (commencing in September 2016).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £2,500 per annum for three years subject to satisfactory academic progress. The award will be applied towards maintenance expenses.

The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

If you have any queries, please email us at: studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk

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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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