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PhD Scholarships and Funding

There are various scholarship and funding opportunities available to MPhil/PhD students at The Bartlett School of Architecture, allowing them pursue further studies and ground-breaking research.

PhD Scholarships and Funding
UCL Scholarships


Scholarships for students not currently enrolled 


EPSRC PhD Studentship at The Bartlett School of Architecture

Deadline 31 May 2019 
Applications are invited from UK/EU candidates for a four-year Doctoral Training Grant Studentship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The studentship starts in September 2019 on any of the PhD programmes at The Bartlett School of Architecture. The studentship covers fees at the Home/EU rate. British citizens are also eligible for a tax-free annual stipend at the current UCL/EPSRC rates.

Candidates must propose a subject that falls within the engineering and scientific remit of the EPSRC and must not already have major scholarships from other sources in order to be eligible.


UCL Graduate Research Scholarships and Overseas Research Scholarships

Deadline: 03 January 2020
UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL. Up to 17 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country.

The UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS) aim to attract high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research. Approximately 40 Overseas Research Scholarship awards are available annually across the university.

To apply for either or both of these opportunities, please submit a CV, referees, and an academic transcript to Julia Weeks, with the subject line in the following format: GRS/ORS Application – your name. Additionally, applicants must supply a lay summary of their research proposal and a reference from their proposed UCL supervisor.


Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) for Cross Disciplinary Training (One-Year)

Deadline: 07 January 2020
There are four scholarships available to current research students who wish to spend an additional year of their MPhil/PhD or EngD in another UCL department, acquiring research skills and knowledge from a different discipline, which can be applied in their normal area of research. 


London Arts & Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership Award

The AHRC-funded London Arts & Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (LAHP) will be awarding up to 80 studentships for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines at UCL, King’s College London and the School of Advanced Study, commencing October 2019. The studentships, which normally cover fees and maintenance allowance (stipend), are available to UK and EU students.

The studentship competition is open for applications until 28 January 2019. We strongly recommend that students wishing to apply for this studentship should submit their applications for a place to study on their chosen PhD programme by 31 December. Results of the competition will be confirmed in early April.

All information, including the guidelines on how to apply can be found on the LAHP website.


The Bartlett School of Architecture Staff PhD Award

Deadline: 8 February 2019
The Staff PhD Award is for staff at The Bartlett School of Architecture who wish to pursue PhD study. The award will cover the standard UCL postgraduate UK/EU rate fees for full-time or part-time study. Applicants must be employed by The Bartlett School of Architecture and in receipt of an offer of admission to, or currently registered at, a research degree programme in UCL, or another university.


Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship

Students who plan to explore the nature of religious, racial and cultural prejudices and to find ways of combating them may wish to consider the Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship.

The deadline for this scholarship will be provided in spring 2020. 


Scholarships for currently enrolled students


The Bartlett Faculty has three schemes with rolling deadlines to help fund the various activities of current MPhil // PhD students and these should be the first port of call for financial requests concerning conference funding or research projects funding.

  • The Bartlett Student Conference Fund
  • The Bartlett Research Projects Fund
  • The Bartlett Doctoral Initiative Fund

Find out more about these funds

In cases where conference or research project expenses are not fully covered by Faculty funds, students may apply for top-up or matched funds through the Architectural Research Fund, which has two rounds every year (November and February).

In cases where a proposed student-led event or initiative is not eligible for Bartlett Faculty Doctoral funds, then students are eligible to apply to the Architectural Research Fund with their proposal in the February round. Information about this fund is circulated at the start of each term.

  • For more information, please contact Amy White

The Bartlett-Canadian Centre for Architecture Collection Research Grant Programme

Since 2008, The Bartlett and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) have had a research grant partnership that enables Bartlett Architectural Design MPhil // PhD or Architectural History & Theory MPhil // PhD students to conduct research at the CCA’s Library and Collections in Montreal, Canada, alongside doctoral students in architecture from many other institutions.

This is a unique opportunity to conduct research at one of the world’s leading centres for the study of architecture. The CCA has an outstanding library collection, as well as a vast collection of architectural design documentation - conceptual studies, drawings, plans, models, prints, and master photographs, archives and oral histories of individual architects (including Cedric Price, Aldo Rossi, Gordon Matta-Clark and James Stirling).

In order to better promote its other aim of stimulating academic exchange between students, the CCA requires grant recipients participate in its Toolkit seminar, a week-long event in July each year devoted to discussing current research practices and the growth of critical thinking in developing new areas of scholarship. 

Details of this grant will be circulated as soon as they are available.