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.

UCL offers a number of scholarshipsaccess awards and bursaries for overseas and home/EU students who hold offers to study here. It is always worth checking the online undergraduate prospectus, postgraduate taught prospectus or postgraduate research prospectus for details pertaining to your programme of choice. 

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.

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 eligibility criteria, application and selection processes.

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

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 

to cege-pg-admissions@ucl.ac.uk by 30 April 2019.

*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. Interviews are likely to take place in May and successful applicants will be notified in June 2019.