The Nahrein Network


Graduate Studentship

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

The 2022 scheme is now closed for applications and will re-open in the 2022-23 academic year.


The Nahrein Network is pleased to announce our second 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 2022-23 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 the 2022-23 academic year, 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 by 16 January 2022
  • 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 late January - early February 2022
  • The successful candidate and two reserves will be notified by mid - February 2022
  • We will support the successful candidate to make a formal application to the selected UCL Masters programme, for September 2022 entry 

Please note that the successful candidate will need to:

  • apply to their chosen UCL programme before the end of 31 March 2022, a process that includes uploading translated transcripts of your qualifications, as well as electronic copies of the originals.
  • meet the English Language requirement (Note: the Duolingo test is no longer accepted)
  • if accepted into the programme, apply for student accommodation as early as possible; there are limited places for couples/families
  • once an unconditional offer is accepted, proceed to prepare documentation and apply for the UK Student visa

The Nahrein team will support the successful candidate through the above steps, but, at times, deadlines can be quite short so the successful candidate needs to make sure they have the times and means to obtain needed documents in a timely manner. 

Please send all enquiries to nahrein@ucl.ac.uk

Participating programmes, 2022-23

Bartlett Institute for Sustainable Heritage 

Department of History 

Institute of Archaeology