UCL Faculty of Life Sciences


UCL East London Scholarships

Fund your future with our UCL East London Scholarship. The scholarship works to support the ambitions of east Londoners by funding the fees and living costs of eligible Master's programmes at UCL.

Key information

Value: Tuition fees and £15,700 maintenance payment
Available to: Prospective postgraduate taught students
Selection criteria: Financial need
Eligible fee status: Home (UK and Ireland domicile only)
Eligible programmes: Select postgraduate taught programmes
Additional eligibility criteria: Have an annual household income of £42,875 or less
Deadline: 5pm BST, Thursday 20 June 2024

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  • be ordinarily resident in the UK or Ireland and eligible to pay Home fee rate AND,
  • have submitted a complete admission application (including submission of references) for a full-time, part-time or modular/flexible Master's degree at UCL beginning in 2024/25 for one of the specified programmes – eligible programmes list.pdf, AND
  • have been a permanent resident for the last five years (since 2019), or have completed GCSE or A-levels, in the following east London boroughs:
    • Hackney
    • Newham
    • Tower Hamlets
    • Waltham Forest

Value, benefits, and duration

  • There are 10 scholarships available in 2024/25. For two of the awards, priority will be given to eligible final year UCL undergraduates.

  • The value of the bursary is home tuition fees plus £15,700 maintenance (per year or pro rata for part-time and modular/flexible study modes).

  • Scholarship recipients are obliged to inform the UCL Student Funding Office immediately of any other funding they are awarded towards their UCL Master’s degree studies, before or subsequent to the UCL East London Scholarship being awarded.


The bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need and upon the recommendation of the Student Funding Office. UCL recognises the following as impactors of financial need: dependent children, disabilities, experience of care, receiving state benefits, forced migration (refugee, asylum seeker, those who have been granted a temporary form of leave as the result of an asylum or human rights application).

How to apply

You should have submitted an application to an eligible UCL programme (including the submission of references) before applying for this scholarship.

Please visit the Masters Funding Awards page for information on how to apply. 

The deadline for applications to this scholarship will be at 5pm BST, Thursday 20 June 2024.


Successful candidates for 2024/25 will be notified in late July to August 2024.

Key information

Essential information for all funding scheme applicants