Information for Prospective Students

The Denys Holland Scholarship

Important Information for All Applicants

Professor Denys Holland, in whose memory the Denys Holland Fund was created via donations from his students, was a sociable, compassionate man. A Professor of Law and Dean of Students, one of his principal concerns was the welfare and fulfilment of students under his care. His admissions policy for the Faculty of Laws was aimed at a broad range of students who would enter fully into college life.

The Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students from any country, who without the support of the scholarship would be unable to secure the funding required to study at UCL, and whom can demonstrate their intention to make full use of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants should be:

  • holding a valid UCL Student Number or UCAS Application Number
  • holding an offer of admission to UCL for full-time undergraduate study commencing in September 2018, in any department;
  • in financial need;
  • able to demonstrate that they have broad interests and intend to be actively involved in and contribute to the life of the university;
  • preferably aged 25 or below at the time of commencing their studies.

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, subject to applicants demonstrating their intention to play a full part in extracurricular activities of UCL and the Students Union.

Value: benefits and duration

The scholarship is worth £9,000 per year for three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and scholars may choose to use all or part of the scholarship to cover fees. Any remainder is paid to the scholar as a maintenance award.

The scholarship may be held alongside other grants, bursaries, awards or scholarships, provided annual total funding does not exceed the cost of fees plus a reasonable sum for maintenance in any one year (as determined by UCL).

Applications deadline and procedure

The deadline for Denys Holland applications is: Friday, 6 July 2018 at 5pm (UK time).

Download Application Form

Download Guidance Notes

Applicants must provide UCL Student Number or UCAS Application Number for applications to be considered valid.

Complete applications and supporting documentations should be submitted by email to:

Applicants will be required to detail their current outside interests and indicate areas of non-academic activity which they would hope to pursue while a student. They will also have to provide information on their financial circumstances and other sources of income being sought to fund their studies - additional information may be requested by the selection panel.

Notification of results

The Denys Holland Scholarship Committee meets in mid-August, and successful candidates can expect to be notified by email in early/mid-September.

The successful candidate will be notified as soon as a decision is made by mid-September. If you have not heard from us by 14 September 2018, you may assume your application was unsuccessful.

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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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