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:

Bartlett School of Planning Research Fellowships

Two Post-doctoral Research Fellowships are being offered at the Bartlett School of Planning (BSP), UCL, in support of the School’s research priorities and strategy. BSP is a leading centre of research and teaching in planning, urban design, and related fields and has a robust track-record of working with policy-makers, public and private sector practitioners, and voluntary and community organisations. The Post-doctoral Fellowships are intended to provide early career researchers – who have successfully defended a PhD in Planning or a related discipline on or after 1 May 2020 and who have not held a previous full-time university position – with a ‘first post’ opportunity and a chance to contribute to the research priorities of the School.

  • Post start date: 1st September 2022
  • Deadline to apply: 26th May 2022

Further details and how to apply can be found on the job advert here.

Bartlett School of Planning Centenary Scholarships 

We are pleased to offer six Bartlett School of Planning Centenary Scholarships, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the School of Planning in 2014.

All six of the scholarships are worth £9,200 each as a partial fee-waiver, offered on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The scholarships are only available to students from the UK who have applied to study one of the eight eligible degree programmes concerned (MSc Housing and City Planning; MSc Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Delivery; MSc International Planning; MSc Spatial Planning; MSc Sustainable Urbanism; MSc Transport and City Planning; MSc Urban Regeneration; MRes Inter-disciplinary Urban Design; MPlan City Planning, i.e. all Masters programmes except International Real Estate and Planning or Urban Design and City Planning).

Please apply by completing the below application form and submitting it by 5pm on Thursday 30th June 2022. 

Scholarship Application Form 2022

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

The Bartlett Masters 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 2018-19

Bartlett Travel Awards

There are a number of Bartlett travel awards and scholarships for which all current Bartlett undergraduate students can apply. These include:

  • Herbert Henry Bartlett Travel Scholarship: For study/travel to anywhere in the world
  • Owings Travel Scholarship: For study/travel to the USA
  • Maggie Scruton Memorial Travel Scholarship: For study/travel to France
  • Richard Llewellyn-Davies Travel Scholarship: For study/travel to anywhere in the world

The deadline for this award is usually early May and further details can be obtained from the Bartlett Professional Studies Office.

The Bartlett Promise Scholarship

Our departmental Centenary Scholarships within the Bartlett School of Planning are supplemented by a faculty-wide scholarship across all departments of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment known as the ‘Bartlett Promise’. 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. Further details are available here.

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.