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Since 2002, over 80 Centenary Scholarships have been awarded. Hear from some of our Centenary Scholars about their career progression after graduating from IOE.

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IOE Centenary Master's Scholarships

We are delighted to be partners with International Students House (ISH) in these awards: 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.

Who can apply?

Candidates should be:

  • domiciled in an eligible low or lower-middle income country according to the World Bank classification
  • have an official unconditional offer to study a full time master's degree at IOE (letter issued by UCL Admissions)
  • not have studied or lived in the UK before.

Please note that these scholarships are not available for the MA Educational Neuroscience or for online courses.

How to apply

Applications for entry in 2023-24 will open in January 2023. Candidates are advised to apply for the programme of study before the scholarship applications open in January 2023.

Contact: IOEinternational@ucl.ac.uk 


IOE Centenary Doctoral Scholarships

These scholarships won't be available for the 2022-23 academic year. We will post new information about the 2023-24 intake in due course - watch this space. 


IOE - Fulbright Scholarships

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 IOE. Applications for 2022-23 for this award are now closed.
  • An annual Distinguished Teacher Award, under which selected teachers carry out a research project at IOE as part of their award programme. Applications for this award for 2022-23 will open between December and January.

For the Postgraduate Student Award, IOE covers the student's tuition fees and stipend for one year of full-time master's level study. 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. 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

IOE annually offers 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.

How to apply

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


IOE - China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship

IOE and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have entered into a partnership to provide one full PhD that covers:

  • IOE covers tuition fees while the CSC provides a stipend for living expenses.
  • The scholarship is tenable for up to 48 months.

Who can apply?

The award is available to all Chinese students and is awarded annually.

How to apply

Information on how to apply can be found on the CSC-UCL Joint Research Scholarship page. 


IOE - Clarke Scholarships

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 IOE
  • will cover return flights to London, course tuition fees, and a monthly stipend for accommodation and subsistence in London.

Who can apply?

Candidates should be:

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

How to apply

Applications for entry in 2023-24 will open in January 2023. Candidates should apply for the programme of study before the scholarship applications open in January 2023. 


IOE Centenary - Windle Trust Scholarship

IOE is delighted to partner with the Windle Trust to offer annually one master's scholarship for online part-time study for refugees based in Africa.

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.

How to apply

For further information on how to apply please contact postgraduate@windle.org.uk