The Bartlett School of Planning


Funding and scholarships

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting prospective and current, undergraduate and postgraduate, students with their studies.

For further information on scholarships currently available, please see the UCL Scholarships page.

In addition, the following sources of funding are available specifically for students in the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, or for students in the Bartlett School of Planning:

The RTPI's Future Planners Bursary 2023 (England)

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has provided the grant funding to make this year’s scheme happen.

It will be offering 58 Future Planners bursaries to a selection of students who choose to enrol on a fully accredited planning Masters in England for the academic year 2023-2024. The aim of the bursary is to encourage and convert diverse talent and graduates passionate about planning from a variety of related disciplines and under-represented backgrounds to study a fully accredited Planning Masters in this coming academic year. The bursary goes towards the cost of studies for the academic year 2023-2024

To be considered for a bursary applicants will need to meet the eligibility criteria detailed in the below form and submit a short blog/ vlog( no more than 500 words) clearly articulating the following:

  • your interest in planning and why you are pursuing this career (this could include current challenges that affect planning and for the future);
  • why you believe that you deserve the bursary (this could include resilience to overcome specific issues encountered in pursuit of education);
  • any evidence of relevant work experience

The deadline for submissions is 10 July 2023.

Complete the webform on the RTPI's website to apply

Bartlett School of Planning Centenary Scholarships 

The Bartlett School of Planning celebrated it's 100th anniversary in 2014. To celebrate we established the Centenary Scholarships. 

Each of the five sholarships are worth £9,000, as a partial fee-waiver offered on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The scholarships are available to students from the UK who have applied to study one of the nine eligible degree programmes concerned:

  • MSc Housing and City Planning;
  • MSc Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Delivery;
  • MSc International City Planning;
  • MSc Spatial Planning;
  • MSc Sustainable Urbanism;
  • MSc Transport and City Planning;
  • MSc Urban Regeneration;
  • MRes Inter-disciplinary Urban Design;
  • MPlan City Planning.

NB. the scholarship is offered to applicants of all of our Postgraduate programmes, except the International Real Estate and Planning or Urban Design and City Planning. 

Any queries may be made to Alkesh Patel in the School of Planning Office.

The scholarship has had an enormous impact on me and my Masters experience. It enabled me to worry less about the financial aspects of the year, and to dedicate more time and effort to what I enjoyed – my course. 

-  MSc student

Please apply by completing the below application form and submitting it by 5pm on Friday 14th July 2023. 

Download the application form to apply

The Bartlett Promise Scholarship

The Bartlett Promise is a long-term project to attract students from a broader range of backgrounds to tackle the lack of diversity in the built environment. The scholarships will cover students’ fees, living and study costs for the duration of their degree programmes. Recipients will also receive mentoring, personal support and careers advice throughout their studies. 

Applicants must have an offer from a Bartlett master’s programme.  You can find all the information for application to the Bartlett Promise for 2023-24 programmes in the links below:

Bartlett Promise UK Master’s – deadline 31 May 2023 at 23:45 BST (opens 1 March 2023)

Bartlett Promise Sub-Saharan Africa Master’s – deadline 31 March 2023 at 23:BST (opens 15 February 2023)

UCL Masters Alumni Bursary

UCL's Masters Alumni Bursary aims to enable and encourage those from low-income backgrounds, who have gained a UCL undergraduate degree, to pursue full-time Master's degree studies at UCL.

Full details and eligibility criteria are available via UCL's Scholarships and Funding page.