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Scholarships and funding for study at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

IOE Centenary Master's Scholarships

IOE-ISH Centenary Taught Master's Scholarships for international students

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

The scholarships cover full tuition fees and accommodation for one academic year at ISH. 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 lower-middle income country with a GNI not higher than $8000 per capita (as per the World Bank GNI per capita classification – see full list of eligible countries)
  • have an unconditional offer to study a full time master's degree at the UCL Institute of Education
  • not have studied or lived in the UK before.

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

Applications for 2021-22 entry will open in January 2021.

Contact: IOEinternational@ucl.ac.uk


Full list of eligible countries

Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cambodia; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep.; Congo, Rep.; Cote d'Ivoire; Cuba; Djibouti; Ecuador; Egypt, Arab Rep.; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Eswatini; Ethiopia; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia, The; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Rep.; Iraq; Jamaica; Jordan; Kenya; Kiribati; Kosovo; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao PDR; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Micronesia, Fed. Sts.; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; North Macedonia; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Serbia; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Sudan; Suriname; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tonga; Tunisia; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Vietnam; West Bank and Gaza; Yemen, Rep.; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Togo; Tonga; Tunisia; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Vietnam; West Bank and Gaza; Yemen, Rep.; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

IOE Centenary Doctoral Scholarships

IOE-ISH Centenary Doctoral Scholarship for international students

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 up to four years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should be:

  • citizens and residents of a low or lower-middle income country with a GNI not higher than $8000 per capita (as per the World Bank GNI per capita classification – see full list of eligible countries)
  • have an unconditional offer to study a full time PhD degree at the UCL Institute of Education.

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

Applications for 2021-22 entry will open in January 2021.

Contact: IOEinternational@ucl.ac.uk


Full list of eligible countries

Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cambodia; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep.; Congo, Rep.; Cote d'Ivoire; Cuba; Djibouti; Ecuador; Egypt, Arab Rep.; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Eswatini; Ethiopia; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia, The; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Rep.; Iraq; Jamaica; Jordan; Kenya; Kiribati; Kosovo; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao PDR; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Micronesia, Fed. Sts.; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; North Macedonia; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Serbia; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Sudan; Suriname; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tonga; Tunisia; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Vietnam; West Bank and Gaza; Yemen, Rep.; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Togo; Tonga; Tunisia; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Vietnam; West Bank and Gaza; Yemen, Rep.; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

IOE - Fulbright Scholarships

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 nationals each year:

  • An annual Postgraduate Student Award for master's study at the IOE. Applications for 2021-22 for this award are now closed.
  • An annual Distinguished Teacher Award, under which selected teachers carry out a research project at the IOE as part of their award programme. Applications for this award for 2021-22 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.

Applications for 2021-22 entry are now closed.

IOE - Windle Trust Scholarship

The IOE offers annually one master's 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 (CSC) Scholarship

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.

Applications for entry in 2021-22 are now open. 

Information on how to apply for entry in 2021-22 can be found on the CSC-UCL Joint Research Scholarship page.

IOE - Clarke Scholarships

The IOE is delighted to have received a donation from the family of our previous Director Sir Fred Clarke to provide scholarships for teachers from South Africa. 

These scholarships:

  • are available for practising school teachers from South Africa who wish to undertake a masters’ programme at the UCL Institute of Education
  • will cover return flights to London, course tuition fees, and a monthly stipend for accommodation and subsistence in London.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should be:

  • practicing school teachers
  • nationals and residents in South Africa
  • have an unconditional offer to study a campus based masters’ degree at the UCL Institute of Education.

Applications for 2021-22 entry will open in January 2021.

Contact: IOEinternational@ucl.ac.uk

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