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IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships

IOE-ISH Centenary Taught Masters Scholarships for international (non-UK and non-EU) students

Applications for 2019-20 entry are now open

We are delighted to be partners with International Students House (ISH) in these awards: the UCL Institute of Education - International Students House Centenary Scholarship, and the Mary Trevelyan Centenary Scholarship (in honour of the founder of ISH).

ISH provides accommodation for a year, while the IOE covers tuition fees. Please note that these scholarships do not cover subsistence in London, travel or any other expenses. The scholarships are tenable for one academic year, subject to satisfactory progress.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should:

  • be citizens and residents of a low or middle income country with a GNI not higher than $8000 per capita (as per the World Bank GNI per capita classification tables)
  • have an offer to study a full time Master's degree in London at the UCL Institute of Education (October 2019 start)
  • not have studied or lived in the UK before.

Please note that online courses are not eligible for these scholarships.

Applicants for a Masters degree who are not holding an offer at the time of the scholarship deadline will not be eligible for this scholarship.

How to apply

Eligible offer holders will receive an email with details of how to apply for these scholarships. If you have an offer to study a Masters course at the UCL Institute of Education (October 2019 start) and you have not received this email, but you are from an eligible country, please contact IOEinternational@ucl.ac.uk with details of your full name, the name of your Masters course and your student ID number.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Friday 5 April (23:59 London time).

All candidates will be notified the results by Friday 10 May 2019.

IOE Centenary Doctoral Scholarships

IOE-ISH Centenary Doctoral Scholarship for international (non-UK and non-EU) students

Applications for 2019-20 entry are now open

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is delighted to be partners with International Students House (ISH) in this award.

ISH provides accommodation, while the IOE covers tuition fees. Please note that this scholarship does not cover subsistence in London, travel or any other expenses. The scholarship is tenable for three academic years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should:

  • be citizens and residents of a low or middle income country with a GNI not higher than $8000 per capita (as per the World Bank GNI per capita classification tables)
  • have an offer to study a full time MPhil/PhD degree in London at the UCL Institute of Education (October 2019 start)

Please note the online MPhil/PhD, EdD and the Educational Psychology (Professional Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology) DEdPsy are not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants for the MPhil/PhD who are not holding an offer at the time of the scholarship deadline will not be eligible for this scholarship.

How to apply

Eligible offer holders will receive an email with details of how to apply for this scholarship. If you have an offer to study an MPhil/PhD at the UCL Institute of Education (October 2019 start) and you have not received this email, but you are from an eligible country, please contact IOEinternational@ucl.ac.uk with details of your full name and student ID number.

Research proposals which were submitted with the original application on Portico will be taken into account as part of the scholarship application.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday 5 April 2019 (23.59 London time).

All candidates will be notified the results by Friday 10 May 2019.

IOE-Fulbright Awards

The IOE is delighted to be a partner of the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Our partnership means we can jointly provide two awards to US students each year:

  • An annual Postgraduate Student Award for masters study at the IOE. Applications for 2018-19 for this award are now closed.
  • An annual Distinguished Teacher Award, under which selected teachers carry out a secondment to the IOE as part of their award programme. Applications for this award for 2018-19 are now closed.

For the Postgraduate Student Award, the IOE covers the student's tuition fees and stipend for one year of full-time Master's level study. The IOE Fulbright award is an exceptionally prestigious distinction, and attracts a world-class field of candidates.

For the Distinguished Teacher Award, successful candidates receive a Fulbright grant to cover their flights, accommodation and food for the duration of the programme. The IOE provides academic mentoring and a range of practical support.

Who can apply?

Citizens of the USA, provided they reside outside the UK.

How to apply

Applications are made through the IIE, but for detailed application information on the Postgraduate Student Award please visit the IOE-Fulbright page first.

For information and application details for the Distinguished Teacher Award please visit the Fulbright website.

IOE Windle Trust Scholarship

The IOE offers annually one masters scholarship in collaboration with the Windle Trust.

Priority is given to applicants of particular merit taking into account academic ability, need, development impact, leadership potential and personal qualities.

Who can apply?

Applicants should be:

  • refugees, internally displaced or be otherwise affected by conflict
  • from the countries of East, Central or the Horn of Africa and
  • be resident in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan.

Detailed information on selection criteria and how to apply can be found on the Windle Trust website. 

IOE-China Scholarship Council Scholarships

Applications for 2019-20 are now closed

The IOE and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have entered into a partnership to provide one full PhD award annually, for Chinese students.

The IOE covers tuition fees while the CSC provides a stipend for living expenses.

The scholarship is tenable for up to 48 months.

Information on how to apply for entry in 2020-21 will be published at the end of 2019.

If you are an international student interested in studying at the IOE, you can find information about entry requirements, country visits, funding and more on the UCL International Students website, or contact international@ucl.ac.uk