Department of Political Science


Funding and Scholarships


Pentland Scholarship 

Value: Each scholarship is worth £52,605 with the award being made in sterling.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants:

  • Should be residents of a low or middle-income country, as defined by the World Bank in the year of application. (See: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-b....)
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment, via their past record or future plans, to improving public service and administration for the populations of low or middle-income countries.
  • Submit a successful full application for the MPA in Public Administration and Management by 10 May 2023.

How to apply: Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Pentland Scholarships 2023/24 for the MPA in Public Administration and Management, should submit the attached form along with a CV (no more than four A4 pages) to polsci.pg@ucl.ac.uk by the deadline of 12pm, 15 April 2023. Please find here below application form. 

Microsoft Office document icon Pentland Scholarship Application Form.doc

Please note, the UCL School of Public Policy will first establish a long-list of potentially eligible candidates, each of whom will be interviewed online in April 2023. Successful candidates from that round will then be interviewed by a final selection panel including representatives from the funders.

GREAT Scholarship

Value: £11,000 (1 year)

Eligibility: Overseas


  • Based on academic merit
  • For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Chevening Scholarship