Eastman Dental Institute


Funding Advice

It is important that you consider at any early stage how you will fund your graduate research study.

There are a large number of funding schemes which support graduate students, including scholarships, studentships, awards, bursaries, grants and loans. Furthermore, some students are fortunate to be sponsored by their employer.
Students requiring funding are advised to investigate potential sources of funding at least 12 months before the relevant academic year so as not to miss scholarship application deadlines.

Sources of funding

The information below is intended as a broad overview and includes a small selection of total funding available to graduate applicants. Detailed information can be found on the UCL Scholarships and Funding website and the UCL Doctoral School

UK/EU studentsOverseas students
UK Research Councils or UK government – usually covers tuition fees and stipendSponsorship from home government
Studentships sponsored by industry/ charitable foundationsStudentships sponsored by industry/ charitable foundations
Studentships formed from supervisor’s or host department’s research budget, sometimes match-funded through UCL’s Impact AwardsStudentships formed from supervisor’s or host department’s research budget
UCL Research Scholarships, examples include:
15 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships – covers tuition fees and living expenses
UCL Research Scholarships, examples include:
40 UCL Overseas Research Student Awards – reduces tuition fee level to equivalent of UK/EU student

Competition for all scholarship funding is intense, and where awarded on the basis of academic excellence, applicants are normally required to have, or to expect to achieve, a first-class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Current funders of UCL Eastman students
AHVLA / ImpactIMPACT Studentship / Dept. discretionary ( P Ashley Sick Children)Royal Embassy Of Saudi Arabia Cultural Bureau in the UK
BBSRC DTG / GSKIMPACT Studentship / Donaldson LeeRoyal Thai Embassy + UCL Scholarships
CAPES, BrazilIslamic Development BankSchlumberger Foundation
Commonwealth ScholarshipLibyan Embassy Cultural AttacheSelf-funded
CONICYT, Chile + UCL ScholarshipMedical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (funded through the IBME)Self-funded + Institutional waiver
Department Discretionary + GSK Micro analysisMedimmune Ltd.Tessaonics Inc., Canada
Embassy of the Republic of IraqMinistry of Health MalaysiaThe Sackler Fund - Department of  Medicine / MBPhd
EPSRC CASE Award / Phillips UK LtdMinistry of Higher Education MalaysiaUCL IMPACT / Nanoforart project/ H2020 European Commission
EU FP7 StudentshipOphthalmology / ImpactUCL Impact + Chemistry Dep
High Commission of MalaysiaProcter & Gamble (UCL Studentship)UCL IMPACT + Departmental Discretionary
Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq (HCED)RAFT (charity) and also the Institute for Materials DiscoveryUCL IMPACT + Smithkilne Beecham
IBMEReNeuron fundedVeterinary Laboratories Agency +  Institute Discretionary