Information for Prospective Students

Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards

Important Information for All Applicants

Through the generous donations made by UCL alumni and friends we are able to offer additional undergraduate funding awards each year. These awards enable UK/EU undergraduate students, from a diverse range of backgrounds, to take up their offer of study at UCL.

Listed below are the schemes available to those starting in academic year 2019/20.  By submitting one application, you will then be considered for those schemes where you meet the eligibility criteria.

Application and deadline

  • Please read the online guidance notes before submitting your online application.
  • You need to hold an offer of a place to study at UCL for academic year 2019/20 in order to apply.
  • Please use the Student Finance Online Calculator before completing the online application. It is highly recommended you apply to Student Finance England (or your regional funding authority) as early as possible. You do not need to wait for the outcome of their assessment before submitting your UCL funding application. 
  • If your fee status is unresolved, you will not be able to access the online application. Please contact Admissions immediately to resolve your fee status.
  • Those opting not to take a maintenance loan can still be income-assessed by completing the PFF2 form. 
  • The deadline for the application is: Friday, 5 July 2019 at 5pm (UK time).

How to apply

Instructions for accessing the online application form:

  • Login to Portico with your normal details.
  • Click on the ‘View’ button for the programme you would like to get funding for. 
  • Click on 'Funding', located just above the 'Programme Home Page'.
  • Click ***Check and apply*** under ‘Funds Available’.
  • Click on the 'Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards'.

These awards are payable in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Undergraduate Bursary.

If you have any questions regarding any of our awards, or are having difficulties with applying online, please contact us by emailing studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk.

Notification of results

The Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards will be awarded by recommendation by a panel composed of UCL staff. The successful candidates will be notified as soon as decisions are made by mid-September. If you have not heard from us by Friday 13 September 2019, you may assume your application was unsuccessful.

Andrew Mickel Scholarship

The aim of the Andrew Mickel Scholarship is to enable and encourage students in financial need to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. One award will be offered for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • hold a UK/EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to study a full-time undergraduate degree offered in any UCL Department (including joint honours) for the 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the scholarship is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £25,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is awarded to cover full fees and support maintenance costs.

Avanade Scholarship

The aim of the Avanade scholarship is to enable and encourage female students in financial need to pursue their undergraduate degree in Computer Science at UCL. Five awards will be offered for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • hold UK/EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to study full-time on BSc Computer Science, MEng Computer Science or MEng Mathematical Computation for the 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019).

Additional requirements

Successful students will need to sign a separate agreement with Avanade which requires them to:

  • Actively participate to the activities organized within the Avanade STEM Scholarship Global Network.
  • Provide regular updates and share successes.
  • Participate in the annual Avanade ‘Social Good’ challenge.
  • Share two short videos; one at beginning of scholarship and one at the end; highlighting how this scholarship has supported their goals.

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the scholarship is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will provide £10,000 per year for the duration of the programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is awarded to support maintenance costs.

Scholarship recipients will be offered a mentor from Avanade UK.

Axeinos Bursary

The aim of the Axeinos Bursary is to enable and encourage students from Romania or Bulgaria to pursue their undergraduate degree at UCL in any subject. One award is available for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the Bursary must:

  • hold EU fee status;
  • be classified as a Romanian or Bulgarian national;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £10,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Care Leaver Bursary

The aim of the Care Leaver Bursary is to enable and encourage students who live in or have lived in care to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible candidates must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • be aged 25 or under and have been in care of, or been given accommodation by, their local authority (LA) for a period of at least 13 weeks before the age of 16, and
  • hasn't reconciled with their parents between leaving care and starting their course;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019); or
  • currently studying a full-time undergraduate degree at UCL.

Selection criteria

Students are required to apply for their full student support entitlement and will be asked to provide evidence that they meet the eligibility requirements.

Students might be identified by the UCL Widening Participation and Student Funding Office on the basis of their application through UCAS.

Students cannot be considered for the Estranged Student Bursary if they are eligible for the Care Leaver Bursary. 

Current students still wishing to be considered for the Care Leavers Bursary for 2018/19, please contact Student Funding Office.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £1,000 per year for the duration of the programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Awardees can request for an advance payment of £100 to help with transition costs.

Application deadline and procedure

If you wish to be considered for the Care Leaver Bursary, please mention this in your statement as part of the online application form and provide us with the documentary evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria and we will consider you for the bursary.

UCL has a partnership with the Unite Foundation. Each year, Unite offers a number of full accommodation scholarships for care leavers. Please visit the Unite Foundation Scholarship webpage for application procedure and deadline.

Clairmonte E Bourne Bursary

The aim of the Clairmonte E Bourne Bursary is to enable and encourage students in financial need to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. One award will be offered for the 2019/20 academic session

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK/EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time three years undergraduate degree for the 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £11,600 per year, based on a three year programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover full fees first, remainder for maintenance costs.

Douglas Johnson Scholarship

The aim of the Douglas Johnson Scholarship is to enable and encourage students in financial need and studying for an undergraduate degree offered by UCL Department of History. One award is available for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • hold a UK/EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the History Department (including joint honours) for the 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the scholarship is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £25,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is awarded to cover full fees and support maintenance costs.

Estranged Student Bursary

The aim of the Estranged Student Bursary is to enable and encourage UK domiciled students who are studying without the support of a family network and can demonstrate that they meet the definition of estrangement from their family to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • be aged 25 or under and have been classified as an independent student on the grounds of estrangement by Student Finance;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019).

Selection Criteria

Students are required to apply for their full student support entitlement and prove their status as an independent student based on estrangement for the purposes of Student Finance.

Students might be identified by the UCL Widening Participation and Student Funding Office on the basis of their application through UCAS.

Current students wish to be considered for the Estranged Student Bursary, please contact Student Funding Office.

Students cannot be considered for the Care Leaver Bursary if they are eligible for the Estranged Student Bursary. 

Value: Benefits and Duration

The award will be £1,000 per year for the duration of the programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Awardees can request for an advance payment of £100 to help with transition costs.

Application Deadline and Procedure

If you wish to be considered for the Estranged Student Bursary, please mention this in your statement as part of the online application form. Please then forward us a copy of an official letter from Student Finance England confirming that your Student Finance application was assessed as you being independent based on estrangement. This letter may arrive after your student loan has been confirmed so please ensure you forward this to us by the end of term 1.

Selection and Notification of Results

The successful candidate will be notified before the start of the academic year. Awards will only be made to students who have registered to study at UCL.

UCL has a partnership with the Unite Foundation. Each year, Unite offers a number of full accommodation scholarships for estranged students. Please visit the Unite Foundation Scholarship webpage for application procedure and deadline.

Goldsmiths' Company Bursary

The aim of the Goldsmiths’ Company Bursary is to encourage undergraduate students to study at UCL with limited funds who may have a disability. Five awards are available for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2019/20 academic session (commencing in September 2019);
  • have undertaken their secondary education at a UK state-funded secondary school.

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application. Preference will be given to students with a disability.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £3,000 for the first year only. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

London Opportunity Scholarship

The London Opportunity Scholarship is open to students who have taken part in one of the UCL Widening Participation activities listed below. 20 scholarships are available for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible candidates must:

UCL Summer Challenge
UCL Residential Summer Schools
Realising Opportunities
Discover UCL D/deaf summer school
Uni-link
Horizons
Non-residential Summer Schools
Aspire
Lloyds Scholars Spring School
Year 11 Young researchers
Sutton Scholars 
Target Medicine 
  • be holding an offer of admission to UCL to study any full-time undergraduate degree programme for the 2019-2020 intake (commencing in September 2019);
  • have accepted UCL as their firm choice;
  • have a household income of £42,875 or less;

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, family circumstances and educational background.

Value: benefits and duration

The award is £4,000 per year for the duration of the programme and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Malcolm Grant Scholarship

The Malcolm Grant Scholarship was established to celebrate the exceptional contribution of the outgoing President & Provost to the UCL community over 10 years.

The aim of the Malcolm Grant Scholarship (UG) is to enable and encourage students who can demonstrate financial need as well as show leadership potential, to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL.

One award is available for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK/EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2019/20 intake (commencing September 2019).

Selection criteria

The criteria for awarding the scholarship are leadership potential and financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £8,333 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Rose Scholarship

The aim of the Rose Scholarship is to enable and encourage students in financial need to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. Two awards will be offered for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • hold UK fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019);
  • have attended a UK state-funded school in UK for at least the final two years.

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

One award will be £25,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover full fees and support maintenance costs.

One award will be £16,666 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover full fees and support maintenance costs.

Sarmatian Bursary

The aim of the Sarmatian Bursary is to enable and encourage students from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or Poland to pursue their undergraduate degrees at UCL in any subject. One award is available for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold EU fee status;
  • be classified as an Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian or Polish national;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £10,000 per year, based on a three year programme (if you are on a longer programme, we will pro-rata the payment) and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Virtus Bursary

The aim of the Virtus Bursary is to support undergraduate students in financial need to pursue their Modern Languages degree at UCL. One award will be offered for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK/EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time Modern Languages degree in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (degrees offered by the departments of Dutch, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian Studies, Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American studies, and the combined Language and Culture BA) for the 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019). Preference will be given to a student studying for a degree in German and/or Scandinavian Studies.

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £5,781.25 per year for four years and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Watkins Bursary

Founded in 2010 by Maurice Watkins, the aim of the Watkins Bursary is to support students to pursue their undergraduate degrees at UCL in any subject. One award is available for the 2019/20 academic session.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK/EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2019/20 intake (commencing in September 2019).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The award will be £2,500 per year, for three years only and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

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