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Who you are and where you are from should not be a barrier to accepting an offer to study with UCL. But for some of our most talented students, funding their education is a significant challenge. Through our scholarships programmes, donors are making sure the choice to study at UCL is open to anyone with the ability.

Transforming lives and shaping a more inclusive UCL

Two hundred years ago, a group of funders invested in a new kind of university in London, welcoming students who had previously been excluded from higher education in the UK. UCL broke down the barriers of gender and religion and proposed new, socially relevant subjects such as modern languages and economics, and new ways of learning.

Our people, with the support of visionary funders, have been evolving higher education, and changing the world, ever since. When you support scholarship recipients at UCL, you continue this legacy of change.

Join our community of visionary philanthropists ensuring that promising students are able to benefit from a UCL education.

“The UCL scholarship I received was an academic gift that changed my career. It is the impetus behind pledging to do the same for someone else who is, like I was, academically gifted but in need of some financial support. I want to fund the next me.” - Graham Steele, UCL alumnus and scholarship donor
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Invest in the future through scholarships at UCL

You can provide life-changing support for students at all phases of their UCL journey. The list below reflects some of the scholarships that our supporters have enabled, but we welcome conversations with donors who would like to explore support beyond these schemes.

Supporting students even before they start undergraduate life:

Supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students across all 11 of our faculties, through schemes including:

  • UCL Global Scholarships, for international students from lower-income backgrounds.
  • The UCL Student Advancement Scholarships, for UK students from disadvantaged backgrounds who would not be able to accept their place at UCL without financial assistance.
  • UCL Masters Bursary, enabling and encouraging UK students from lower-income backgrounds to pursue full-time Master's degree studies at UCL.
  • The Bartlett Promise Scholarship, supporting under-represented groups pursuing studies in the built environment.
  • The Laws Opportunity LLM Scholarships, a means-tested scholarship to the UCL’s LLM for UK-domiciled students.
  • The One UCL Fund, pooling donor support in a fund to meet students’ emerging needs at speed, from scholarships for students from lower-income backgrounds, to hardship funding for students in unexpected financial difficulty.

Supporting students who want to go on to an academic career at UCL, through schemes like:

  • The 100 in 10 programme, UCL’s Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences’ commitment to train and support the progression of 100 new BME students from undergraduate to postgraduate studies, and on to careers in academia, in the next ten years.


Our unparalleled academic environment

Ranked 8th in the world and 4th in the UK and Europe (QS World University Rankings, 2022)

43,800 students from over 150 countries, with more international students than any other UK university

900+ professors, compared to a UK average of under 100 per institution

30 Nobel laureates, with a UCL winner in every decade since the prize started

Student stories

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Invest in the future through scholarships at UCL


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