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 students Overseas students UK Research Councils or UK government – usually covers tuition fees and stipend Sponsorship from home government Studentships sponsored by industry/ charitable foundations Studentships sponsored by industry/ charitable foundations Studentships formed from supervisor’s or host department’s research budget, sometimes match-funded through UCL’s Impact Awards Studentships 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 / Impact IMPACT Studentship / Dept. discretionary ( P Ashley Sick Children) Royal Embassy Of Saudi Arabia Cultural Bureau in the UK BBSRC DTG / GSK IMPACT Studentship / Donaldson Lee Royal Thai Embassy + UCL Scholarships CAPES, Brazil Islamic Development Bank Schlumberger Foundation Commonwealth Scholarship Libyan Embassy Cultural Attache Self-funded CONICYT, Chile + UCL Scholarship Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (funded through the IBME) Self-funded + Institutional waiver Department Discretionary + GSK Micro analysis Medimmune Ltd. Tessaonics Inc., Canada Embassy of the Republic of Iraq Ministry of Health Malaysia The Sackler Fund - Department of Medicine / MBPhd EPSRC CASE Award / Phillips UK Ltd Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia UCL IMPACT / Nanoforart project/ H2020 European Commission EU FP7 Studentship Ophthalmology / Impact UCL Impact + Chemistry Dep High Commission of Malaysia Procter & Gamble (UCL Studentship) UCL IMPACT + Departmental Discretionary Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq (HCED) RAFT (charity) and also the Institute for Materials Discovery UCL IMPACT + Smithkilne Beecham IBME ReNeuron funded Veterinary Laboratories Agency + Institute Discretionary