Information for Prospective Students

Modern European Languages Scholarship

The Modern European Language Scholarships (MELS) were launched in 2014 and aim to attract the most outstanding language students to UCL. Five awards are made each year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • prospective undergraduate students who have applied to study at the UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society (SELCS) or language-based programmes offered by the UCL School of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies (SSEES)
  • domiciled in the UK or EU.

Value: Benefits and Duration

Awards consist of £5,000 per year for the duration of the scholar’s programme (to a maximum of four years). Renewal of the scholarship is subject to an average grade of 2:1 being achieved each year.

The scholar will be given the option of whether to receive the award as maintenance or tuition fee funding (or a combination of the two).

Application Procedure and Deadline

Once you have confirmed UCL as your ‘firm acceptance’ choice, through UCAS, on a programme offered by the School of European Languages, Culture & Society or a language based programme offered by the School of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies, you will automatically be considered for a Modern European Language Scholarship.

There are no additional documents required for the scholarships and there is no separate scholarship application form.

Selection Criteria and Procedure

Selection is primarily on the basis of academic merit – financial circumstances are not taken into account.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate their commitment to UCL’s aims of global citizenship, cultural diversity, and a multi-disciplinary approach to their studies.

Selection will be made by a joint panel of academics from SELCS and SSEES.

Notification of Results

The selection panel meets in early September and successful candidates can expect to be notified by mid-September. Awards will only be made to students who have registered to study at UCL.

Page last modified on 26 nov 14 16:25 by Patricia Newby


*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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