Information for Prospective Students

Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards

We have notified all of the successful students for our 2017-2018 Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards. Regretfully, we do not provide individual feedback on applications.

For 2018-2019 Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards, please visit this page in January 2018.

Important Information for All Applicants

Through the generous donations made by UCL Alumni and Friends and external funding sources we are proud to offer a number of Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards each year. The aim of these awards is to enable UK/EU prospective undergraduate students to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their background, by relieving financial pressures for those in need.

Listed below are the schemes we anticipate to be available for 2017/18 starters. By applying you will be considered for any of the suitable Undergraduate Funding and Access Award schemes.

Application deadline and procedure

  • Online applications to the Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards are open.
  • You need to hold an offer of a place at UCL in order to apply online for the Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards.
  • Please use the Student Finance Online Calculator before completing an online application. It is highly recommended you apply to Student Finance/SAAS as early as possible to prevent delays in funding. 
  • Please read the guidance notes before submitting your online application.
  • You must have applied to Student Finance (UK, home students only) before submitting an online application for Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards. During the Student Finance application process you must request an income-assessed maintenance loan so we are able to see your household income. Furthermore, you must ensure you and your sponsor (parent/guardian) give consent to share as part of the Student Finance application process. More information can be obtained by visiting Student Finance household income. For those opting not to take a maintenance loan can still be income-assessed, please enter £0 as your maintenance loan as part of application process.

Instructions for accessing the online application form:

  • Login to Portico with your normal details.
  • Click on the ‘View’ button for the ‘Active Application’ that you wish to apply for funding for.
  • In the application screen, click on the ‘Funding’ in the menu at the top of the page.
  • You are now on the funding page. To find out which funds you are eligible to apply for click ***Check and apply*** under ‘Funds Available’.
  • Click on the 'Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards' of the scheme that you wish to apply for.

The deadline for your application is: Friday, 7 July 2017 at 5pm (UK time)

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.

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

If you have any questions regarding any of our awards, or 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 possible once decisions have been made by mid-September.

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 2017/18 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 2017/18 intake (commencing in September 2017).

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 2017/18 intake (commencing in September 2017).

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.

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.

Application deadline and procedure

There is no application form for this award, if you are eligible please provide us with the documentary evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria and we will consider you for the bursary.

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 2017/18 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 2017/18 intake (commencing in September 2017).

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, studying for an undergraduate degrees offered by the UCL 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 2017/18 intake (commencing in September 2017).

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.

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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 academic session (commencing in September 2017);
  • 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.

Gwen Macdonald Bursary

The Gwen Macdonald Bursary aims to assist a prospective undergraduate students studying Chemical Engineering at UCL with maintenance costs. There will be one bursary available for academic year 2017/2018 .

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to study a full-time undergraduate Chemical Engineering degree at UCL for the 2017/2018 academic session (commencing in September 2017);

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 Gwen Macdonald Bursary is financial need and meeting one or more of the above Widening Participation criteria. 

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £10,416.66 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.

HSBC Scholarship

The HSBC Scholarship was set up in 2012, funded jointly by HSBC and UCL. The scholarship is aimed at providing financial support for students from low-income households who are joining UCL from schools in the state-funded secondary sector. Five awards are available for the 2017-2018 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible candidates must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to study at UCL on any full-time undergraduate degree programme for 2017-2018 intake (commencing in September 2017);
  • be joining UCL from a UK state-funded secondary school (based on UCAS data).

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 £10,000 per year, for three years and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is awarded to cover tuition fees (£5,000) and maintenance (£5,000, paid in equal termly instalments).

Successful candidates will be required to complete and return an award acceptance form issued by HSBC. They will also be required to attend an annual presentation ceremony in London organised by HSBC.

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Kalamazoo Bursary

The aim of the Kalamazoo undergraduate bursary is to enable a prospective undergraduate student preparing to study a degree in Laws to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their financial situation. Preference will be given to those students who have participated in the UCL Law Summer School. One award will be made.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be domiciled in the UK or EU;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time degree in Law for the 2017/18 intake (commencing in September 2017).
  • Preference will be given to students who have participated in the UCL Law Summer School

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, for three years only and is subject to satisfactory academic progress.

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. The scheme aims to target academically high-achieving students who are attending state schools in or near London. 20 scholarships are available for the 2017-2018 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible candidates must:

Summer challenge
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 2017-2018 intake (commencing in September 2017);
  • have accepted UCL as their firm choice;
  • have a household income of £42,620 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 2017/18 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 2017/18 intake (commencing September 2017).

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.

Naughton & Clift-Matthews Laws Bursary

The aim of the Naughton & Clift-Matthews Laws Bursary is to assist a prospective undergraduate Law student who is in financial need and meets one or more widening participation criteria given below. One award is available for the 2017/18 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 Law degree for the 2017/18 academic session (commencing in September 2017);
  • 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 as well as the above eligibility requirements. This must be demonstrated in your 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 scholarship is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Rose Bursary

The aim of the Rose Bursary is to enable prospective UK students to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their financial situation. Three bursaries will be offered for the 2017/18 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 2017/18 intake (commencing in September 2017);
  • have undertaken their secondary education at UK state-funded secondary schools.

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 £10,416.66 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.

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 2017/18 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 2017/18 intake (commencing in September 2017).

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.

Shephard-Phillips Scholarship

The Shephard-Phillips Scholarship will provide a bursary to enable a UK/EU student in financial need to pursue an undergraduate degree at UCL. One award is available for the 2017/18 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study one of the following programmes for the 2017/2018 intake (commencing in September 2017)
    • Biochemistry
    • Biochemistry (leading to Molecular Biology in year two)
    • Biotechnology
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Biological Sciences

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need (household income of below £42,620) 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 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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