UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


IIPP Policy Studio MPA Scholarship

The IIPP Policy Studio Scholarship aims to bring diverse and global talent to join IIPP's Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme. This scholarship is directly linked with the IIPP Policy Studio, at the centre of IIPP’s policy work, designed to bridge theory and practice, particularly in relation to new economic thinking and public sector innovation. 

IIPP Policy Studio is a collaborative space where academics, policy practitioners and public bodies co-design and test creative and practical scalable solutions to address pressing societal challenges – from inequality to the climate emergency. The Studio’s work is informed by IIPP’s research, focusing on rethinking public value, shaping innovation, transforming institutions, and redirecting finance. 

This scholarship, funded by Laudes Foundation, is fully funded to cover the cost of MPA tuition fees, and is available to both home and overseas students on a full or part-time basis. Students benefit from the supervision of a member of the Policy Studio team, with the possibility of a placement within an active Policy Studio partnership, as well as working together on group projects that benefit IIPP’s research and policy work.

Scholarship applicants will be assessed across four areas: 

  • Academic and/or professional excellence
  • Interest in one or more of IIPP’s research themes, i.e. rethinking public value, shaping innovation, transforming institutions, or redirecting finance 
  • Financial need
  • Successful application to the MPA programme


This scholarship can only be awarded to successful MPA applicants.* Further information about the IIPP Policy Studio and the MPA can be found on the website. 

Award: Fully funded tuition fees 

Duration: 1 year full-time; or 2 years part-time (starting September 2023)

Deadline to apply : The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 28 April 2023. Interviews will be provisionally scheduled between June and July 2023. [*Your separate MPA application must be submitted by Friday 31 March 2023
MPA admission requirements include 2:1 and advanced English language – also taken into consideration is relevant work experience (2+ yrs) and relevance of any degrees.

Queries: If you have any questions about the MPA Scholarship, please email iipp.studentenquiries@ucl.ac.uk.