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The Bartlett Promise PhD Scholarship

The Bartlett Promise aims to enable students from backgrounds underrepresented in The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment to pursue a PhD at The Bartlett.

The Bartlett Promise PhD Scholarship

Key information 

Value
Full tuition fees plus an annual allowance to cover living and study expenses (£17,631), 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
Five scholarships are available to students starting in September 2021

Available to
Prospective students

Level
PhD

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) on 23 July 2021

Eligibility criteria for September 20211

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

Candidates must:

  • be UK domiciled with home fee status or be a forced migrant (as defined by UCL)
  • have an offer of admission to a Bartlett PhD programme for study in 2021/22 and
  • must not have completed a PhD at UCL or anywhere else previously 

Additional eligibility criteria

In addition to these mandatory criteria, candidates must meet at least one of the additional criteria:

  • be in financial need as assessed by UCL2
  • be from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background3
  • be from a Gypsy, Roma or Traveller community4
  • have a disability4
  • be a care leaver4
  • 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 2022/23 and beyond may differ
With an assessed household income of less than £42,875
3 We define BAME as those of a non-white heritage and individuals of mixed-heritage who self-identify as coming from a BAME background
Underrepresented groups in Higher Education

How to apply

Candidates must complete an application by 23 July 2021.  We will consider your educational, personal and financial circumstances.  You will need to demonstrate these in your application form. Please read the FAQs carefully before completing your application. 

Candidates applying for a PhD scholarship from The Bartlett Promise must have received an offer from one of The Bartlett schools to start a PhD programme in 2021/22. You do not need to have accepted the offer in order to apply for The Bartlett Promise.

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 successfully completing their postgraduate programme).  If a shortlisted candidate has a conditional offer, they will need to confirm that they have met the conditions required by 31 August 2021 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 and/or research plans. 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 after the application deadline. 


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.  The assessment of applications will be made in relation to the eligibility criteria.

FAQs

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page.

Apply for The Bartlett Promise PhD Scholarship

Watch The Bartlett Promise PhD Scholarship Q&A with:

  • Dr Kamna Patel (Vice-Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Prof Stephen Marshall (Faculty Graduate Tutor, Research)
  • Ecem (current student)

 

Contact

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