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UCL launches new scholarship programme for BME students

20 November 2018

UCL recently launched an ambitious programme that aims to create over 15 new scholarships for black and minority ethnic (BME) postgraduate research students.

UCL launches new scholarship programme for BME students (Image courtesy of UCL Campaigns)

UCL is committed to the ongoing breakdown of barriers to education, including those experienced by BME groups. The UCL Research Opportunity Scholarships programme will support research students from BME groups that are currently under-represented at UCL.

Data shows that students from some UK BME backgrounds are much less likely to pursue a PhD or consider a career in academia. This brand new scholarship programme is the first step to address this issue by providing full financial support and doctoral skill development to successful recipients.

The scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence for those applying to a research degree in the faculties with the most under-representation. These include the faculties of:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social and Historical Sciences 
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Application are now open with a deadline of 31 January 2019 (midnight).

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