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Departmental Scholarships and Prizes

There are a number of prizes and scholarships both large and small available to students of all levels and backgrounds. For more information on undergraduate, postgraduate and resreach prizes and scholarships please see below. 

Undergraduate Prizes

Samuel Bard Memorial Prize - up to £1500

Awarded to a undergraduate or postgraduate student on the recommendation of the Department.

Jews Commemoration Travelling Scholarship - up to £650

Awarded to a student on the recommendation of the Department.

Michael Goldmeier Memorial Prize - £500

Awarded to a deserving student for academic achievement.

Harris Prize - £200

Awarded to a student on the recommendation of the Department based on academic effort and/or financial need.

Raphael Loewe Prize - £75

Awarded to a student on the first year on the recommendation of the Department.

Hashimoto Rose Prize - £75

Awarded to a student on the recommendation of the Department.

Postgraduate Prizes

Samuel Bard Memorial Prize- up to £1500

Awarded to a undergraduate or postgraduate student on the recommendation of the Department.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Hester Rothschild Scholarship in Hebrew - £800

The deadline for application for the Hester Rothschild Scholarship is May 15. 

Please see the fact sheet (PDF) for regulations and details on both scholarships. (Please note this fact sheet will be updated shortly. You may email jewish.studies@ucl.ac.uk if you have any questions. 5/5/22)

Research Degree Scholarships

Please get in touch for deadlines and further information. 

Hollier Scholarship in Hebrew - £1000

Submissions are invited to the Hollier Scholarship in Hebrew 2022. Established in 1757 under the will of Richard Hollier, the scholarship has the value of £ 1,000.

Research (PhD) students in the field of Hebrew and Jewish Studies from across all Faculties at UCL are invited to apply for this scholarship by submitting a three-page description of their research project including selected references (1,5 spaced, 11 point);  a one page CV, and  a poster illustrating their project.

The Award Committee of the UCL Department for Hebrew and Jewish Studies will assess submissions for their scholarly potential. The Scholarship will be awarded by the UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

To apply, send the proposal as an electronic file to jewish.studies@ucl.ac.uk by 15 September 2022.

Applicants must be registered as research students with a UCL Department at the time of application.

Graduate Research Scholarship 

Graduate Research Scholarships are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country. The scholarships consist of fees equivalent to the standard postgraduate UK/EU rate plus a maintenance stipend for full-time study (benefits are calculated 'pro rata' for part-time students). The scholarship also includes additional research costs of up to £1,200 per year for the stated duration of the programme.

The deadline for application for the Graduate Research Scholarship TBC 

Overseas Research Scholarship

Awards consist of fee funding to cover the difference between Overseas and UK/EU tuition fees.

The deadline for application for the Overseas Research Scholarship TBC

Graduate Research Scholarships for Cross-disciplinary Training

Up to four scholarships annually are available to full-time UCL MPhil/PhD and EngD students from any country wishing to spend an additional year of their MPhil/PhD or EngD in another UCL department acquiring research skills and knowledge from a different discipline, which can be applied in their normal area of research. 

The deadline for application for the Cross-disciplinary Scholarship TBC

Wolfson Scholarship

The intention is that Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field. Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded solely on academic merit. Ideally, the successful students would aspire to an academic career. The Foundation is offering three postgraduate research awards in the humanities - these will be for three areas in history, literature and languages. 

Candidates should inform the Department that they would like to be considered