Department of Political Science


Funding and Scholarships



Pentland Scholarship 

Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Pentland Scholarships 2024/25 for the MPA in Public Management and Leadership, should submit the attached form along with a CV (no more than four A4 pages) to polsci.admissions@ucl.ac.uk  by the deadline of 12pm, 10th May 2024 

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 2024. Successful candidates from that round will then be interviewed by a final selection panel including representatives from the funders.

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 World Bank website here)

• 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 Public Management and Leadership MPA programme by 10 May 2024.

Each scholarship is worth £57,446 with the award being made in sterling.

Application form: 

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