UCL Careers



UCL Student Funding

Offers a range of online information and resources about student finance, funding and support including access to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online.

They also provide one-to-one appointments with a Student Funding Welfare Adviser who can give advice on the hardship fund, access to learning fund, student loans company funding, loans, bursaries and more.

Visit the Fund your Studies website

Additional support from UCL Careers

UCL Careers Extra: Work-Based Bursary

UCL Careers Extra has some funding available to enable UK undergraduate students (home fee status) meeting the criteria below to undertake a work-based learning experience, such as an internship or volunteering within the UK.

Are you a UK undergraduate student who belongs to one or more of the following groups?

  • Neither parent went to university and you attended a state school
  • Care leaver
  • Carer
  • Disabled
  • Household income of £25,000 or less (as declared to Student Finance England)
  • Black African, Black Caribbean or mixed Black African/White or Black Caribbean/White

If so, you can find out more about the bursary scheme by downloading the information pack.

To apply for a work-based bursary complete the following application form. Once your application is complete, please email your application form to careers.extra@ucl.ac.uk with 'UCL Careers Extra Work-Based Bursary' in the subject line by midnight 24 May 2019. 

Sign-up to join UCL Careers Extra

UCL Global Internships

Undertaking a summer internship in the EU? Financial support is available!

Eligible students can apply for the Erasmus+ Traineeship Grant of up to €450/month to help cover living costs while you are overseas.

Find out more about Global Internships funding

Additional support from Students' Union UCL

Students' Union UCL Rights & Advice also offer one-to-one appointments with student advisers where you can discuss financial support while studying.

Students' Union UCL Advice Service

Digital careers library

Log in to our digital careers library to download our range of help sheets* on further study/funding plus links to online funding directories.

*Note: This range of helpsheets plus other postgraduate study guides/funding directories are also available to collect from UCL Careers.

Come to an event

Our Career Essentials programme, (repeated throughout the year), is a series of Careers Consultant led talks aimed at all students and recent graduates which includes a session on finding and funding a PhD.

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Get one-to-one advice

Through our 'short guidance' appointments, you can meet with one of our careers consultants to discuss where you've been looking so far, explore other avenues and get more tailored tips and advice on searching for relevant funding opportunities.

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