UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


UCL Institute of Ophthalmology International Excellence Scholarship

The International Excellence Scholarship is a prestigious new scholarship programme aimed at talented international students who want to tackle pressing global health challenges.

This scholarship is now closed to applications for the 2019-20 academic year.

This programme is for exceptionally talented international students to pursue one of the following MSc programmes at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: 

Number of scholarships

Total: 10

Each worth GBP 5,000

Scholarship inclusions

The scholarship will be paid in the form of a tuition fee discount. Final decisions on the eligibility of applicants and allocation of scholarships will be made by the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. This award can only be applied to the listed full-time programmes at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.  This scholarship cannot be combined with any other fee reduction or University bursary.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be self-funded
  • Be an international student
  • Be provisionally admitted to one of the two full-time MSc programmes at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Meet all the conditions of the offer

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must submit the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Excellence Scholarship Motivation Letter by Friday, 31st May 2019. Only successful candidates will be contacted via email.

Selection procedure

  • Applicants should write a motivation letter (use no more than 250 words to tell us your motivation for applying to the scholarship).
  • Applicants should email this motivation letter by Friday, 31st May 2019 to ioo.study@ucl.ac.uk
  • Selection is on the basis of motivation letter and the relevance of the selected Master’s programme to a student’s future career
  • Successful candidates will be informed of the results by email.


Download motivation letter form (docx)