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.

Listed below are the schemes we anticipate to be available for 2015/16. 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: Friday, 10 July 2015 at 5pm. If an application is received after this deadline it will not be deemed eligible and cannot be considered.

Complete applications and supporting documentations should be submitted by email to: studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk

If you cannot email your application then please email us and we will confirm the address.

Note: 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 Pindelski-Barrack Bursary.

Download Reference Form and Guidance for Referees

Notification of Results

The scholarships will be awarded by recommendation of a panel composed of members of UCL staff. The successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible once a decision has been made, before mid-September.

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 2015/16 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 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015).

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 in the application.

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.

Avanade Scholarship

We are launching an exciting new scholarship programme for female students holding offers for Computer Science undergraduate programmes at UCL.

Avanade is a technology solutions company and, to celebrate their 15th anniversary, they are creating five scholarships for women in Computer Science at UCL. As well as providing financial support, there is the potential for students to undertake an internship with Avanade, helping them to develop their career prospects while studying at UCL.

The programme offers students from lower income households a generous support package, including:

• Annual bursaries to help with living costs and study materials

• An internship, to provide real, hands-on work experience

• Access to advice and support from company mentors

As a UCL Avanade Scholars you will have the opportunity to meet with the company during your studies and will be part of a global network of students supported by Avanade.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • be female
  • hold UK or EU fee status
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the Computer Science department for the 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015)
  • have a household income of £42,620 or less (as used by the Student Loans Company in the assessment of your maintenance grant entitlement).

Selection Criteria

The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application. Avanade will require proof of income.

Value: benefits and duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £10,000 per annum for the normal duration of their programme of study (three or four years) subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress.

The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

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 2015-2016.

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 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015).

Selection criteria

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

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.

Clairmonte E Bourne Bursary

The Clairmonte E Bourne Bursary is funded by a UCL Laws alumnus. One bursary is available to assist an undergraduate student for a three-year period.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to considered for the bursary, applicants must:

  • be a UK (Home) student entering the first year of their programme in 2015/16
  • hold an offer of admission to study at UCL on any full-time undergraduate degree programme.

Selection criteria

The bursary will be awarded on the basis of financial need (preference for students studying a full-time undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Laws); you will be required to demonstrate this in the application.

Value: benefits and duration

The value of the bursary is £25,000 - £9,000 for 2015/16, £8,000 for 2016/17 and £8,000 for 2017/18, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

The award is made to assist with maintenance/living costs and 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 UCL History 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:

  • hold UK or EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the History Department for the 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015).

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.

Chris Seymour Bursary

We are launching an interesting new bursary programme for female undergraduate students holding offers for a BEng in Electrical and Electrical Engineering at UCL.

One bursary award is available for the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be female
  • hold UK or EU fee status
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree in BEng in Electrical and Electrical Engineering for the 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015)
  • have a household income of £42,620 or less (as used by the Student Loans Company in the assessment of your maintenance grant entitlement).
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 per annum for three years (£8,333 per annum) subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress.

The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

Dr John Elliott Undergraduate Bursary Award

The aim of the Dr John Elliott Undergraduate Bursary Award is to enable a prospective UK or EU student to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their financial situation. One bursary award is available for the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2015/16 intake (commencing September 2015)

Selection Criteria

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

Value: Benefits and Duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £25,000 towards maintenance spread over the three years of their programme subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

The recipient may be expected to attend the annual donors and scholars’ reception on campus each year and may also be required to meet the donor.

Frank Warren Physics Bursary

We are launching a generous new bursary programme for undergraduate students in financial need holding an offer to study in UCL Physics.

One bursary award is available for the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree in the Physics Department for the 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015)
  • have a household income of £42,620 or less (as used by the Student Loans Company in the assessment of your maintenance grant entitlement).
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 per annum for three years (£8,333 per annum) subject to renewal and satisfactory academic progress.

The bursary will be paid in addition to any funding received through the main UCL Bursary/NSP schemes.

Goldsmiths' Company Bursary

The aim of the Goldsmiths’ Company Bursary is to encourage undergraduate applicants to UCL with limited funds who may have a disability. Five bursaries will be offered for the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be UK (Home) students
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015)
  • have undertaken their secondary education at UK state-funded secondary schools.

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 successful recipient will be awarded £3,000 for the first year only. The award will be applied towards maintenance expenses, paid in termly instalments.

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 UCL Physics & Astronomy. One award is available for three years from 2015/2016 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be 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 UCL Physics & Astronomy for the 2015/2016 intake (commencing September 2015).

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 £8,000 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.)

Lucas Award

We are launching an exciting new scholarship programme for undergraduate students in financial need holding an offer within the Faculty of Laws at UCL.

One award is available for the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Law for the 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015)
  • have a household income of £42,620 or less (as used by the Student Loans Company in the assessment of your maintenance grant entitlement).
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 per annum for three years(£8,333 per annum) subject to renewal and 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 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2015/16 intake (commencing September 2015).

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 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 recipient's 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.

Pindelski-Barrack Bursary

The aim of the Pindelski-Barrack Bursary is to enable and encourage academically able UK students to pursue undergraduate degree programmes in UCL Mechanical Engineering, regardless of their financial situation. One bursary is available for the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be a UK (Home) student from a low-income household
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree in UCL Mechanical Engineering for the 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015)
  • be joining UCL from a UK state-funded secondary school (based on UCAS data)
  • be studying Engineering (Mechanical) – BEng (3 year)/MEng (4 year) or Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance – BEng (3 year)/MEng (4 year).

Selection Criteria

The criteria for awarding the scholarship are academic excellence and financial need (preference shall be given to students with a parental income below £45,000) - you will be required to demonstrate that you meet both these conditions in the application.

Value: Benefits and Duration

The successful recipient will be awarded £27,000 towards tuition fees over 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 recipient will be expected to be an active member in the department and life of UCL and, together with all scholarship and bursary recipients, will be expected to attend the annual donors and scholars’ reception on campus each year.

Rose Bursary

The aim of the Rose Bursary is to enable prospective UK students to take up their offer of study at UCL, regardless of their financial situation. Four bursaries will be offered for the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be UK (Home) students
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015)
  • have undertaken their secondary education at UK state-funded secondary schools.

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 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 2015/2016.

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 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015).

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 £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.

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 bursary award is available for the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • be a UK (Home) student entering the first year of their programme in 2015/16
  • 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 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015). 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 bursary award is available for the 2015/16 academic session.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the bursary must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2015/16 intake (commencing in September 2015).

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 £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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