Paying for your degree
There are all kinds of ways to fund your graduate studies at UCL. Read about our fee structure and discover opportunities to get the financial support and security you need to get started.
Graduate fees and funding
There are a large number of funding schemes which support graduate students, including scholarships, studentships, awards, bursaries, grants and loans.
Furthermore, some students are fortunate to be sponsored by their employer, while others may combine part-time study with part-time work.
The figures stated are the full-time tuition fees for the 2022/23 academic year and do not include fees set by other providers.
Part-time or modular fees are normally charged pro-rata.
|UK students||Overseas students|
|Master's programmes||£10,800 – £45,000||£19,400 – £52,900|
|MRes programmes||£5,690 – £21,220||£21,220 – £31,040|
Students requiring funding are advised to investigate potential sources of funding at least 12 months before the relevant academic year so as not to miss scholarship application deadlines.
We understand that deciding to undertake a teacher training programme is a big investment.
The UK government provide various funding sources to support you through your teacher training programme. It’s not guaranteed, but there are different options you may be entitled to depending on the route you’ve chosen, the subject you want to teach and your personal circumstances.
Funding for research students
The information below is intended as a broad overview and includes a small selection of total funding available to graduate research applicants.
|UK students||Overseas students|
|Studentships from UK Research Councils – usually covers tuition fees and stipend||Sponsorship from home government|
|Studentships sponsored by industry/charitable foundations||Studentships sponsored by industry/charitable foundations|
|Studentships formed from supervisor’s or host department’s research budget, sometimes match-funded through UCL’s Impact Awards||Studentships formed from supervisor’s or host department’s research budget|
|UCL Research Scholarships, examples include:||UCL Research Scholarships, examples include:|
|Up to 25 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships – covers tuition fees and living expenses||Up to 40 UCL Overseas Research Student Awards – covers full overseas tuition fees|
|UK Government Loan Scheme||UCL Research Scholarships in partnership with overseas funding bodies|
Government loan scheme
The UK government currently offers postgraduate loans for Master's programmes, up to:
- £11,570 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2021
- £11,222 if your course started between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021
- £10,906 if your course started between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020
Competition for all scholarship funding is intense, and where awarded on the basis of academic excellence, applicants are normally required to have, or to expect to achieve:
- A first-class UK Bachelor’s degree or,
- an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
The cost of living while studying a graduate programme at UCL is estimated at around £20,000.
This figure is intended as a guide and includes accommodation, food, travel and other day-to-day costs, all of which vary.