Harold and Olga Fox Scholarship - Biological Sciences


Harold Fox completed his PhD thesis, "Development of the skull and associated structures in Amphibia with special reference to the Urodela," in 1951, in the Department of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, under the supervision of Dr. Michael Abercrombie. Harold remained in the department for the rest of his working life until 1994.

Scholarship Details

The Harold and Olga Fox Scholarship fund has been set up thanks to a recent bequest from the estate of Professor Harold Fox to Biological Sciences students. We award:

  • One scholarship per year to an overseas (full fee-paying) student.
  • Up to three scholarships per year to a UK/EU (full fee-paying) student.

The Harold and Olga Fox Scholarships will pay £8000 towards overseas fees or £5000 towards UK/EU fees in each of the three or four years of the Scholar's course, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

To apply for one of these Scholarships you must hold an offer of admission to study towards one of our 3-year BSc, or 4-year MSci, degrees. (Course Code C900 or C901 only)


To apply for one of the Scholarships please submit via post:

  • Full Curriculum Vitae
  • Covering letter explaining why you wish to study at UCL.
  • An essay in English (approximately 1000 words) on any biological subject of your choice (eg. The importance of Biology in the 21st century.)

Email entries are not permitted.

Entries will be awarded according to academic merit. The committee’s decision is final. The deadline for applications is 15th July (or the first working day following the 15th if the deadline falls on the weekend) for entry in September of the same year. The result will be announced in late August.

Your application should be posted to:

The Scholarship Committee
attn: Heather Beasley
Biosciences Teaching Office

Medawar Building
University College London
Gower Street

For further enquiries about this scholarship, please contact Heather Beasley  (h.beasley@ucl.ac.uk, tel. +44 (0)20 7679 7169)