Bursaries and scholarships
Apart from the money you and your family may have to support you while you are studying, there are a number of sources of funding available to students.
- UCL Bursaries
UCL Undergraduate Bursary
All full-time UK/EU students who apply for income-assessed student support (including those provided in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland or via the NHS Grants Unit), where assessed household income is £42,875 or less (for 2017 entry), will be eligible to receive a UCL Undergraduate Bursary.
All part-time students from the UK and EU studying at a level of at least 25% of the full-time equivalent, and whose assessed household income is £42,875 or less (for 2017 entry), will be eligible to receive a UCL Undergraduate Bursary.
Bursaries will be available to students starting in 2018, however, the levels of funding available have not been set yet. Information is expected to be available in the summer of 2017; prospective students are advised to check the UCL Scholarships and Funding website.
UCL Care Leaver Bursary
Awards of £1,000 per year for the duration of their programme are available for UK students who live in or have lived in care. Candidates for this bursary must:
- be prospective UK students, under the age of 25, who can demonstrate that they live in or have lived in care for more than three months;
- hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree.
There is no application process; candidates for this bursary will be recommended by the UCL Access & Widening Participation and Student Funding Offices.
Applying for a bursary
If you're a full-time student, we will use the household income data provided by the Student Loans Company and, during the first year of study, your term-time address to assess eligibility. There is no additional application form for the UCL Undergraduate Bursary provided that you opt-in to sharing your household income information.
If you're a part-time student, you will need to apply for a bursary separately. To request a bursary application form email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- UCL Scholarships
We offer a range of scholarships for UK and EU students based on both academic merit and financial need, some tied to particular departments and some open to all. Certain awards are restricted to students from specific countries.
Some of our scholarships are offered in partnership with companies, e.g. banks and law firms. These also provide the added benefit of paid work experience and internships.
- UCL Financial Assistance Fund
The UCL Financial Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to UCL students who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulty once they have enrolled. Any money awarded does not have to be repaid. This provides a useful financial safety net but is not a substitute for other sources of funding and eligibility criteria will apply.
- Note on bursary information
Please note that this information is intended only as a guide - the figures given relate to the 2017/18 academic year. These pages will be updated when the information for 2019/19 is available.