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.

Course fees

The figures stated are the full-time tuition fees for the 2023/24 academic year and do not include fees set by other providers.

Part-time or modular fees are normally charged pro-rata.

UCL tuition fees (2023/24 entry)
UK studentsOverseas students
Master's programmes£10,700 – £45,000£19,300 – £57,700
MRes programmes£5,860 – £26,200£24,200 – £35,000

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.

Teacher training

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.

Research students

Funding for students on postgraduate research programmes

There are loans and financial awards available to help pay for fees and living costs while your studying for your research degree.

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Funded research opportunities

View a list of funded research opportunities at UCL

Government loan scheme

Some governments offer loans for students pursuing postgraduate study.


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.

Living costs

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.

Further information