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Language support funding

Find out more about UCL DocSkills Language Support Fund for research students who need an additional foreign language to continue with their research.

Are you a postgraduate researcher, who needs support with learning foreign language to progress your research?
If yes, this funding opportunity may be for you.

About the training

The Language Centres at UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) and UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) offer a range of evening language courses from beginners to advanced levels. The Evening Course Programme is designed to teach participants how to communicate effectively in a foreign language. All four skills are taught – reading, writing, listening and speaking – with a particular emphasis on oral communication. Courses cover the language as it is spoken today in everyday situations, from basic survival skills at elementary level through to fluent communication at advanced levels. Small class sizes allow maximum involvement of all participants.

For detailed course information and how to register for a language course please check the relevant CLIE/SSEES websites.

Please note: UCL Language Centres charge fees to attend these courses. If you are eligible, you may apply to UCL DocSkills Language Support Fund for funding.

Topics available

  • CLIE Academic Reading
  • CLIE Evening Courses
  • SSEES Evening Courses

How to apply?

In order to be eligible to apply, you will need to:

  • Be currently enrolled at UCL on a research programme 
  • Complete the application form before the stated deadline
  • Provide your supervisor's support statement

You may apply in any term and each term will have its own deadline date. Applications submitted after the relevant deadline or without a supervisor's supporting statement will not be considered.