How are KTAs funded?


Whether you are a current student or working in a company, Collaborative Training offers substantial guaranteed funding over a fixed period (eligibility rules apply – see below). UCL co-ordinates all the funding from the EPSRC concerning Collaborative Training through a central pot of money known as the Collaborative Training Account or CTA.

What is the EPSRC's eligibility criteria?

To be eligible for funding/a scholarship on Collaborative Training, the funder (in this case the EPSRC) stipulates:

To receive a full scholarship (which is tuition costs and fees); you need to be:

  • A UK resident
  • An International student who has Leave to Remain issued by the Home Office

To receive a partial scholarship (which is tuition fees only), you need to be:

  • An EU student who has completed their first degree in the UK

More specifically this means that International students and EU students (who don't meet the criterion above) cannot apply for funding/scholarships on Collaborative Training degrees and projects. However you may receive funding for other types of courses.