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The Bartlett Promise Master's Scholarship

This scholarship aims to enable students from backgrounds underrepresented in The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment to pursue master's studies at The Bartlett.

The Bartlett Promise Master's Scholarship

Key information 

Value
Full tuition fees plus an allowance to cover living and study expenses (£15,364), for the normal duration of the programme at UCL. All Promise scholars will also receive on-going academic and career support during their study.

Number of awards
Ten scholarships are available to students starting September 2022.

Available to
Prospective students

Level
Postgraduate taught master’s programmes

Selection criteria
We will consider your educational, personal and financial circumstances. You will need to demonstrate these in your application. Assessment of applications will be made in relation to the eligibility criteria. 

Deadline 
23.45 BST, 31 May 2022

Eligibility criteria for September 20221

The Bartlett Promise aims to enable students from backgrounds which are underrepresented in The Bartlett, to pursue postgraduate master’s studies at The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment. 

Candidates must:

Candidates must also meet at least one of the additional criteria:

  • be in financial need as assessed by UCL3
  • be from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background 4
  • be from a Gypsy, Roma or Traveller community 5
  • have a disability 5
  • be a care leaver 5
  • have care responsibilities
  • be first generation in family to attend university at undergraduate level
  • be first generation in family to attend university at postgraduate level

1 Eligibility criteria for 2023/24 and beyond may differ
2 This includes integrated masters degrees or degrees sometimes known as 'undergraduate masters'  
With an assessed household income of less than £42,875
4 We define BAME as those of a non-white heritage and individuals of mixed-heritage who self-identify as coming from a BAME background
5 Underrepresented groups in Higher Education

How to apply

Complet the application form which will be available from 1 April 2023 until the closing date of 23.45 BST 31 May 2022. 

We will consider your educational, personal and financial circumstances.  You will need to demonstrate these in your application form.  

Candidates applying for a master’s scholarship from The Bartlett Promise must have received an offer from one of The Bartlett schools to study a master’s programme in 2022/23.   You do not need to have accepted the offer.

The offer may be unconditional (the applicant has met all the requirements to join the programme) or conditional (i.e. the offer is conditional on the applicant meeting key requirements such as a 2.1 grade in their undergraduate programme).  If a shortlisted candidate has a conditional offer, they will need to confirm that they have met the conditions required by 30 July 2022 so that they can be considered for an award.

As part of the application process, shortlisted candidates will be asked to engage in a one-to-one dialogue with the Windsor Fellowship5 to discuss anything else which you feel might support your application.  This will not include describing or detailing your academic abilities as these will be assessed by your Bartlett School.  The dialogues will be conducted electronically via an appropriate method agreed between the Windsor Fellowship and the applicant e.g. telephone, Zoom etc. They will be scheduled by the Windsor Fellowship 20 to 30 June 2022. 


5 The Windsor Fellowship is supporting The Bartlett in conducting the one-to-one dialogues that form part of the application process. The Bartlett will share the data of applicants with the Windsor Fellowship for the purposes of conducting these dialogues. By submitting your application you agree to The Bartlett sharing your information with the Windsor Fellowship.

Selection

The selection panel will assess your application based on information provided on your scholarship application form and the information you provide in your one-to-one dialogue with the Windsor Fellowship.  Assessment of applications will be made in relation to the eligibility criteria. 

Watch The Bartlett Promise Master's Scholarship Q&A with:

  • Prof Iain Borden (Vice-Dean Education)
  • Peter McLennan (Faculty Graduate Tutor, Taught)
  • Dr Zain Sardar (Programme Manager, Aziz Foundation)
  • Saif Osmani (MA Architecture & Historic Urban Environments, 2019/20, Aziz Scholar alumni)
  • Uma (current student)

 

Contact

If you have any queries about The Bartlett Promise, please get in touch with us: bartlett.promise@ucl.ac.uk