The Nahrein Network


Graduate Studentship

Nahrein Network-UCL graduate studentship in Iraqi heritage, archaeology and history 

The 2021 scheme is now closed to applicants. The 2022 scheme will be advertised early next year


The Nahrein Network is pleased to announce our first fully funded MA/MSc + PhD studentship for Iraqi nationals, to be held at University College London in the Department of History, the Institute of Archaeology, or the Bartlett Institute for Sustainable Heritage. The list of participating Masters programmes in academic year 2021-22 is given below. 

The scholarship covers full university tuition fees plus an annual maintenance grant of £22,278.00 and access to research funds. It is tenable for academic year 2021-22 in the first instance for the duration of the student’s MA/MSc programme. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarship may be extended for a further three years to support full-time PhD research at UCL on a project related to the Nahrein Network’s aims

Eligibility criteria 

To be eligible to apply you should: 

Please note that this scholarship is not available for part-time or online courses and is conditional on subsequent successful admission to the relevant MA programme at UCL.  There are no age limits attached to this scholarship.

Application process 

  • Complete the online application form

  • All eligible applications will be considered by a panel of academics from the three participating UCL departments and institutes 

  • You may be asked to attend a short online interview in the month of May

  • The successful candidate and two reserves will be notified by Thursday 20 May 2021 

  • We will support the successful candidate to make a formal application to the selected UCL Masters programme, for September 2021 entry 

Please send all enquiries to nahrein@ucl.ac.uk — but please note that UCL is closed during the Easter period 2-11 April 2021 and we will not always be able to respond to emails during that time. We will answer messages as soon as possible from 12 April.

Participating programmes, 2021-22

Bartlett Institute for Sustainable Heritage 

Department of History 

Institute of Archaeology