MPhil/PHD students

CMII and UCL offer several funding opportunities for prospective and current research students, the most important of which are listed below. There are links below with full details of each of the opportunities below. Further funding opportunities can also be found at UCL scholarships and funding.

Our funding panel will only consider your application for these scholarships if you have already submitted a complete application for admission as a postgraduate research student by the time you apply. Please be aware that it can take up to six weeks from the moment you apply for your application to be complete. You should ensure that you leave time for referees to submit their references and any additional checks to be completed

Applications, additional documentation and letters of recommendation for the GRS, ORS and Wolfson Scholarships should be sent directly to selcs.admissions@ucl.ac.uk. Complete applications for study at UCL (including references) must have been received by us by Friday 4 January 2019 for all schemes. Please be aware that some academic areas set their own deadlines which may be earlier than this date, so please be sure to check subject pages for details.

Graduate Research Scholarships/Overseas Research Scholarships (GRS/ORS)

Up to 25 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country. UCL Graduate Research Scholarships aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL.The Graduate Research Scholarships/Overseas Research Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential Financial circumstances are not taken into account. Guidance on how to apply and all forms required can be downloaded from the websites below.

To apply for GRS/ORS:

  • Apply for admission to UCL: It is the applicants' responsibility to ensure that referees are aware of deadlines and respond accordingly
  • Submit all additional documents: Lay summary of research proposal and the additional reference to selcs.admissions@ucl.ac.uk before the deadline as below

Deadline: Applications, including the additional reference from your project supervisor and lay summary must be received by selcs.admissions@ucl.ac.uk before the deadline of Friday 4th January 2019 23:59 GMT.

Wolfson Scholarships

Drawing on its history of support for higher education and interest in the humanities, the Wolfson Foundation is offering three postgraduate research awards in the humanities - these will be for three areas in history, literature and languages. For the 2019/20 academic year, the Joint Faculty has agreed to offer 3 additional scholarships, so six awards will be offered in total.

Please note: only UK/EU applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship, please:

· send us a research proposal of no more than 1000 words

· instruct your proposed supervisor to submit to us a letter confirming that they are willing to supervise the specific project outlined.

Deadline: Applications, including the 1000 word research proposal and letter of recommendation from your proposed  supervisor must be received by selcs.admissions@ucl.ac.uk before the deadline of Friday 4th January 2019 23:59 GMT.

AHRC/LAHP Studentships

Subject to availability, these awards will cover:

  • Tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate
  • For UK students only: annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend), £16,777 for 2018/19
  • LAHP has a limited number of full awards (fees and stipend) for EU students designated `fees-only’ by the AHRC
  • Applications are open on 26th November 2018 via the LAHP website - where you can find full details of the application process.
  • Applicants must have submitted a complete application for a PhD at UCL before the deadline of 18th January 2019.

Deadline: Completed applications must have been received by Monday 28th January at 23:59 GMT. Full details can be found on the LAHP website below.

We strongly recommend that students wishing to apply for a LAHP studentship complete their application for admission at UCL by late December. Completed applications (including references) must be received by UCL before 18th January. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references are received by UCL well before the PhD application deadline of 18th January 2019.

UCL Research Opportunity Scholarships Programme

UCL is committed to diversifying the student community at doctoral level, so has launched an exciting new scholarships programme to support BME postgraduate research degree students. The scheme offers full financial support and a skills development programme. To check eligibility and to apply visit the Windsor Fellowship website.

Deadline: The closing date for a completed UCL-ROS application is midnight (GMT) on 31st January 2019.

UCL, Bloomsbury & East London Doctoral Training Partnership

Applicants to the Gender and Sexuality Studies PhD programme may be elibile for UBEL scholarships funded by the ESRC.  Propsective candidates must have applied to UCL by 1 December.


Graduate Research Scholarships for Cross Disciplinary Training (One-Year)

There are up to 4 scholarships available to current full-time research students who wish to spend an additional year of their MPhil/PhD or EngD in another UCL department acquiring research skills and knowledge from a different discipline, which can be applied in their normal area of research. Further details including how to apply can be found here.

Deadline: Friday 18th January 2019.