UCL Institute of the Americas


Graduate Taught Funding


Many of our Master's students undertake fieldwork in order to carry out research for their dissertation projects. The Institute has £15,000 available per year as a grant to support this. The funds are awarded on a competitive basis on the criteria of academic performance, the quality of the research proposal and the importance of fieldwork for completing the research. 

Below are some reflections from two alumni on their fieldwork and how this was beneficial to their individual projects:

Dominic Barker - MA US Studies: History and Politics
Alice Essam - MSc Globalisation and Latin American Development

The Miller Bursary

Due to the generous donation from Professor Nicola Miller and matched funding from the Institute of the Americas we are able to offer one £5,000 bursary towards tuition fees for any of our Master's Programmes taught at the Institute of the Americas. This scheme is open to UK fee status applicants. To be considered for this award you must complete an admissions application and the funding application available to download here.

Deadline: July 30 2021

Completed funding applications should be emailed to the Teaching Administrators. The award will be made based on both financial need and academic merit.

NB: To complete the funding application you will need to either download the application here and open with Adobe Acrobat or if given the option 'Open with alternative view', then open with Adobe Acrobat.

Santander Universities

***Information on this scheme to be updated shortly***

The Santander Master's Scholarships (funded by Santander), aim to assist the most academically able students from leading universities to pursue a Master's programme at UCL.

Historically, up to 12 scholarships are awarded each year to students from Latin American countries. The last call for applications included the following eligible countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay, but this list may vary from year to year.

This scholarship is usually awarded for one year only, and consists of a one-off award of £5,000. We are delighted that so far, one award per year has been reserved for students studying Graduate Taught programmes at the Institute of the Americas. More information on this scheme will be updated shortly. Please contact UCL Student Funding for further details.

For information on other funding schemes available throughout UCL please visit:

UCL Scholarships and Funding