Information for Prospective Students

Undergraduate Funding Awards

Important Information for All Applicants

Through the generous donations made by UCL Alumni and Friends we are able to offer a number of Undergraduate Funding Awards each year. These awards are aimed at UK/EU (Fee Status) students starting their first year of undergraduate study.

Please take a look at the various schemes. If you are eligible to apply for one or more, please complete and return the application form.

Listed below are the schemes we anticipate to be available for 2014-15. Please note that this list is subject to change. All completed application forms will be considered for all available Undergraduate Funding Awards on the closing date.

Application Deadline and Procedure

The deadline for your application is: 5pm Friday, 25 July 2014. If an application is received after this deadline it will not be deemed eligible and cannot be considered.

Return your completed application and supporting documentation to:

UCL Student Funding, Room G19, South Wing, Student and Registry Services, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Or via email to: studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk

There is one application form for the funding schemes listed below; you do not have to indicate which scheme you wish to be considered for. The Student Funding Office will process your application form for the scheme(s) you are eligible for.

Download Application Form and Guidance Notes

Note: Please only complete the reference form below if you want to be considered for either the Andrew Szmidla Undergraduate Scholarship or the Greek Bursary.

Download Reference Form and Guidance for Referees

The scholarships will be awarded by recommendation of a panel comprised of members of UCL staff. The successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible once a decision has been made, before the start of the 2014/15 academic year.

Andrew Szmidla Scholarship

The aim of the Andrew Szmidla Undergraduate Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from Poland to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. Five scholarships are available for the 2014/15 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • be Polish Nationals, currently resident in Poland;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014).

Selection Criteria

The criteria for awarding the scholarship is academic excellence and financial need - you will be required to demonstrate that you meet both these conditions.

Value: Benefits and Duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £10,000 per annum for three years (subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress). The scholarship is payable to the recipient in three equal instalments throughout the academic year towards maintenance.

Axeinos Bursary

The aim of the Axeinos Bursary is to enable and encourage students from Romania or Bulgaria to pursue their undergraduate degrees at UCL in any subject. One award is available for 2014-2015.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the Bursary must:

  • be classified as an EU-domiciled student, and a Romanian or Bulgarian national;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need. No other considerations will be taken into account. 

Value: benefits and duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £16,000 per annum for three years (subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress). The bursary will be allocated to tuition fees in the first instance, with any remainder being paid to the recipient for maintenance. The maintenance element of the award will be paid in equal termly instalments.

Cassell and Stein History Bursary

The Cassell and Stein History Bursary aims to enable prospective undergraduate students in the History Department to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their financial situation, by relieving financial pressures for those in need. The donors have a strong wish to see increased social mobility in our society. One full bursary will be awarded to a new student each year between 2014/15 and 2016/17.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be domiciled in the UK or EU;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the History Department for the 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £25,000 for the duration of their programme at UCL subject to satisfactory academic progress (The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes). The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Greek Bursary

The aim of the Greek Bursary is to enable and encourage students who are domiciled in Greece to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. One award is available for the 2014/15 academic session, covering three-years of study.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be prospective students, who are domiciled in Greece, intending to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014).

Selection Criteria

The criteria for awarding the bursary is financial need and academic merit - you will be required to demonstrate that you meet both these conditions.

Value: Benefits and Duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £25,000 per annum for three years of their programme at UCL, subject to satisfactory academic progress. (The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes).

Cryer-UCL Bursary

The aim of the Cryer-UCL Bursary is to enable a prospective undergraduate student in the Economics Department to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their financial background. The hope is that the student will be able to make the most of the opportunities offered at UCL and in London, and to succeed without having to worry about finances. One award to be made in 2014/15 with duration of three years.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be domiciled in the UK or EU
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the Economics Department for the 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £8,333 per year for three years at UCL subject to satisfactory academic progress (The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes). The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

H.B.Bursary

The aim of the H.B.Bursary is to enable a prospective MBBS undergraduate student to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their financial situation. One award will be made.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be domiciled in the UK or EU;
  • have attended a state school (or an independent school with a full scholarship) in the UK
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time MBBS degree for the 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014).

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 successful recipient will be awarded £8,333 per year, for the duration of their programme at UCL subject to satisfactory academic progress (The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes). The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

HSBC Scholarship

The HSBC Scholarship was set up in 2012, funded jointly by HSBC and UCL. The scholarship is aimed at providing tuition fee funding for UK students from low income households who are joining UCL from schools in the state-funded secondary sector.

Five scholarships will be awarded each year between 2012/13 and 2014/15.

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for a scholarship you must:

  • be a Home (UK) student entering the first year of their programme in 2014/15;
  • hold an offer of admission to study at UCL on any full-time undergraduate degree programme;
  • be joining UCL from a state-funded secondary school (based on UCAS data).

Selection criteria

The criterion for awarding the scholarship is financial need (preference for students with a parental income between £25,000 - £50,000)

Value: benefits and duration

The successful recipients will be awarded £9,000 per year for a maximum three year period, subject to satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is awarded to cover tuition fees (£5,000.) and maintenance (£4,000. paid in equal termly instalments).

Successful candidates will be required to complete and return an award acceptance form issued by HSBC. They will also be required to attend an annual presentation ceremony in London organised by HSBC.

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Kalamazoo Bursary

The aim of the Kalamazoo undergraduate bursary is to enable a prospective undergraduate student preparing to study a degree in Laws to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their financial situation. Preference will be given to those students who have participated in the UCL Law Summer School. One award will be made.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be domiciled in the UK or EU;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time degree in Law for the 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014).
  • Preference will be given to students who have participated in the UCL Law Summer School

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 successful recipient will be awarded £8,333 per year, for three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress (The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes). The bursary is awarded to cover maintenance costs.

Kaziewicz Bursary

The aim of the Kaziewicz Bursary is to enable and encourage UK domicile students whose household income is under £42,000 to pursue their undergraduate programme in Physics and Astronomy at UCL. One award is available for three years from 2014-2015 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be prospective UK domicile students, whose household income is under £42,000 who are intending to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate programme in the department of Physics and Astronomy for the 2014-2015 intake (commencing September 2014).

Selection Criteria

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

Value: Benefits and Duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £8,000 per annum towards maintenance costs, for three years of their programme at UCL, subject to satisfactory academic progress. (The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes).

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 UK/EU students who can demonstrate financial need as well as show leadership potential, to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. One award is available commencing in the 2014/15 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be domiciled in the UK or EU;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2014/15 intake (commencing September 2014).

Selection Criteria

The criterion for awarding the scholarship is leadership potential and financial need.

Value: Benefits and Duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £25,000 for the duration of their programme at UCL subject to satisfactory academic progress (The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes).

Tems and Conditions

The award will be payable in equal instalments as determined by the length of the recipients’ programme of study.

The award may not be held alongside other scholarships, studentships, awards, or bursaries (unless approved by UCL). The amount of the UCL award may be adjusted depending on the total value of other funds received by the student.

Within two months of the end date of the award, recipients are required to submit to UCL a letter of gratitude to the donors (To Whom It May Concern). The letter should include comment on the impact of the scholarship on the recipient’s education and how the award has benefited them. It should also include details of proposed career plans and any career developments.

Reuben Scholarship

The Reuben Scholarship Programme was set up in 2012, funded by a donation from the Reuben Foundation. Formed in 2002, the Reuben Foundation was created to channel the charitable giving of the Reuben Brothers. The brothers continue to proactively look at supporting a range of charitable causes, from long-term funding projects to individual charitable donations.

Four scholarships will be awarded for 2014/15.

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for a scholarship you must:

  • be a Home (UK) student entering the first year of their programme in 2014/15;
  • hold an offer of admission to study at UCL on any full-time undergraduate degree programme.

Selection criteria

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

Value: benefits and duration

The successful recipient(s) will be awarded £10,000 per year for three years of their degree programme at UCL (subject to satisfactory academic progress). The scholarship is awarded to cover maintenance costs (accommodation and living costs).

Rose Bursary

Four bursaries will be offered each year between 2012/13 and 2014/15

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be a UK resident;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014);
  • have undertaken their secondary education at a 'UK State Funded' school;
  • be in financial need as assessed by UCL

Selection Criteria:

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

Value: Benefits and Duration

The successful recipient will be awarded up to £10,000 each year, for a three year period (subject to satisfactory academic progress). The bursary can be applied first to pay tuition fees with the remainder paid as maintenance in three equal termly instalments.

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 2014-2015.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be classified as an EU domiciled student, and be either an Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian or Polish national;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014).

Selection criteria

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

Value: benefits and duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £16,000 per annum for three years (subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress). The bursary will be allocated to tuition fees in the first instance, with any remainder being paid to the recipient for maintenance. The maintenance element of the award will be paid in equal termly instalments.

SD Bursary

The aim of the SD Bursary is to enable and encourage UK students whose household income is between £25,000 and £42,000 to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL. One award is available commencing the 2014/15 academic session for a three-year period.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be prospective UK students, whose household income is between £25,000 and £42,000, intending to pursue their undergraduate studies at UCL;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2014/15 intake (commencing September 2014).

Selection Criteria

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

Value: Benefits and Duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £9,600 per annum for three years of their programme at UCL subject to satisfactory academic progress. (The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes).

Virtus Bursary

Virtus Bursary aims to support prospective undergraduate students to pursue their full-time modern languages degree in the School of European Languages, Culture & Society (degrees offered by the departments of Dutch, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian Studies, Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American studies, and the combined Modern Languages BA, Language and Culture BA). 

One full bursary will be awarded to a new student each year between 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be a Home (UK) student entering the first year of their programme in 2014/15
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time modern languages degree in the School of European Languages, Culture & 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 and Modern Languages BA) for the 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014). 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 successful recipient will be awarded £7,812.50 per year for four years (duration of language degree to include year abroad), subject to satisfactory academic progress (The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes). 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 2014-2015.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be domiciled in the UK or EU;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2014/15 intake (commencing in September 2014).

Selection Criteria

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

Value: Benefits and Duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £2,500 per annum for three years (subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress). The award will be applied towards maintenance expenses, paid in termly instalments.

If you have any queries, please email us at: studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk

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*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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