Grants and bursaries
Apart from the money you and your family may have to support you while you are studying, there are a number of sources of funding available to students.
Applying for a bursary
If you're a full-time student, we will use the household
income data provided by the Student Loans Company and, during the first
year of study, your term-time address to assess eligibility. There is no
additional application form for the UCL Undergraduate Bursary provided
that you opt-in to sharing your household income information.
If you're a part-time student, you will need to apply for a bursary separately. To request a bursary application form email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCL Undergraduate Bursary
All full-time UK/EU students who apply for income-assessed
student support (including those provided in Wales, Scotland and
Northern Ireland or via the NHS Grants Unit), where assessed household
income is £42,620 or less (for 2015 entry), will be eligible to receive a
UCL Undergraduate Bursary.
All part-time students from the UK and EU studying at a
level of at least 25% of the full-time equivalent, and whose assessed
household income is £42,620 or less (for 2015 entry), will be eligible
to receive a UCL Undergraduate Bursary.
Bursaries will be available to students starting in 2016, however, the levels of funding available for 2016 entry have not been set yet. Information is expected to be available in the summer of 2015. Prospective students are advised to check the UCL Scholarships and Funding website.
We offer a range of scholarships for UK and EU students, some tied to particular departments and some open to all. Certain awards are restricted to students from specific countries.
Some of our scholarships are offered in partnership with companies, e.g. banks and law firms. These also provide the added benefit of paid work experience and mentors.
The UCL Financial Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to Home/EU/International students who find themselves in financial difficulty once they have enrolled. Any money awarded does not have to be repaid. This provides a useful financial safety net but is not a substitute for other sources of funding.
London Opportunities Scholarship
Awards of £4,000 per year are available for UK students who participate in certain UCL Year 12-13 Access Programmes.
UCL Care Leavers Bursary
Awards of £1,000 per year are available for UK students who live in or have lived in care. Candidates for this bursary must:
- be prospective UK students, under the age of 25, who can demonstrate that they live in or have lived in care for more than three months;
- hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree.
There is no application process; candidates for this bursary will be recommended by the UCL Outreach and Student Funding Offices.