UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Scholarships and funding

As a Department, CEGE is always keen to encourage, develop and reward excellence in our students. Check this page to see which scholarship and funding opportunities you may be eligible for.

Please note, most scholarships have deadlines many months before the academic year starts. It is best to plan ahead when you are considering applying to study with us.

It is worth checking to see whether your country's government offers sponsorship or loan schemes for your study. 

If no specific opportunties relating to your chosen degree are listed below, check the UCL scholarships and funding website - this contains options relevant to all levels of study. 


Errol Yarimer Scholarship in Civil and Environmental Engineering 

The Errol Yarimer Scholarship in Civil and Environmental Engineering may be awarded in each session. The Scholarships are awarded by Council on the recommendation of the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering.
The Scholarships are awarded to a student domiciled in the UK applying for BEng and MEng undergraduate degree programmes in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, and are tenable for the duration of a continuous full-time course of study.
The value of the Scholarships are £500 per annum in year 1, £300 per annum in year 2, and £200 per annum in year 3. 
The Scholarships are competitive and will be awarded to an undergraduate student from a low-income household on the basis of outstanding academic achievement or potential.
Candidates must send a letter of application to arrive no later than 31st July, providing a brief explanation of why they are applying and a copy of their financial assessment letter from their Local Education Authority, confirming that they are exempt from payment of tuition fees. The letters must be sent to: 

Liz Jones
Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
University College London
Gower Street

A minimum of three A grades at A-level or equivalent is required. Applicants should already have been offered a place at UCL and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. Accepting UCL as an insurance offer does not satisfy the conditions relating to this scholarship.

The qualifications and backgrounds of candidates are considered by the Head of the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering in accordance with the regulations above. Selection normally takes place in late August after the publication of A-level results.

The Scholarships may be terminated at any time when an unsatisfactory progress report is received from the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering or if the conditions for the award of the scholarship (as stated above) are no longer satisfied. For the purpose of these scholarships, "satisfactory progress" has been determined as maintaining a standard equivalent to an upper second class degree throughout the course of study.

Payment of the Scholarship is normally made in a single instalment payable on 1st October.

The College reserves the right to vary these regulations should it become necessary to do so.

Awards are subject to the provisions of the UCL Academic Manual.

Postgraduate taught 

The Burma Star Scholarship at UCL

The Burma Star Scholarship at UCL was established by the Burma Star Memorial Fund to ensure that those who participated in the Burma Campaign of 1941-1945 would never be forgotten. The Burma Star Scholarship will create a living memorial for the 14th Army: a network of scholars from around the world, whose achievements will make the world we share a better place in the future.

Visit the Burma Star Memorial Fund website for further information about the Fund itself and the Burma Campaign. 

Initially this scholarship is being offered to those studying Engineering for International Development MSc, in particular those whose financial circumstances may restrict their ability to take up further study. The award will be available to residents of any of the allied nations that contributed to the Burma Campaign, and will cover full tuition fees and living costs for the duration of study. We are also looking for applicants who would be willing to act as ambassadors for the scholarship programme.

Please see below for further details on the eligibility criteria, application and selection processes.

Any questions, please contact: cege-pg-admissions@ucl.ac.uk 

Applications for 2020 entry are not yet open. Please check this page regularly for further information regarding Burma Star Scholarship application opening and deadline times.

Eligibility criteria 
  • Candidates who hold an offer of admission to study on the Engineering for International Development MSc (full-time).
  • Candidates who are residents of: Myanmar, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA, France, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Belgium, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Hong Kong, Gambia, The Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Tanzania, West Indies, South Africa.
Application details

Please submit*:

  • A two-page CV
  • A personal statement which addresses the following questions:
  • Highlight why you are interested in the MSc in Engineering for International Development programme and relevant experience (600 words)
  • Highlight how you intend to further the aims of this scholarship programme (200 words)
  • Highlight your future career plans and how these align with the ethos of the scholarship (200 words)
  • A completed funding form

to cege-pg-admissions@ucl.ac.uk by the deadline stated above. 

*Please note all applicants must already hold an offer to study Engineering for International Development MSc. 


All applications will be assessed and shortlisted by a UCL selection panel. During the shortlisting process preference will be given to students who meet one, or more, of the below criteria:

  • Candidates in demonstrable financial need
  • Candidates who demonstrate a knowledge of, or interest in, the Burma Campaign
  • Candidates who demonstrate a willingness to act as an ambassador for The Burma Star Scholarship

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview, either in person or by video call, with the selection panel. Further details of likely interview dates will be given when applications open. 

Postgraduate research