We have over 70 PhD students in the division. Some are self-funded (often through working part time on studies within the division alongside study), while others have been awarded funding to cover fees and a stipend for living costs. If you have a research idea and would like to discuss PhD options with a member of the Division, do feel free to contact any of us directly, having looked through the webpages describing individuals' research interests.
See UCL Fees and Costs section for further information on fees.
The main sources of funding for UK/EU applicants are studentships from the:
Funding for a 1+3 with MSc is available https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/study-here
- Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS/ORS & CSC)
- Medical Research Council (MRC)
- UBEL DTP Studentship
Below are also some links to opportunities for funding by specialised charities
Overseas students are eligible to apply to a number of sources of funding, including The British Council, Commonwealth Scholarships and WHO Scholarships. In the majority of instances you must apply direct to the funding organisation and it is vital to make early enquiries (up to a year in advance).
Please also review eligibility for the funding streams listed by clicking on the links provided as conditions vary. If you have a query after checking all the information signposted below please contact us.
The Division has limited funds to support travel to conferences. Applicants should apply using the forms provided on the intranet. Priority is given to early career researchers who have presentations at national or international conferences. Applicants are expected to get funds from other sources (for example their line manager) to approximately match the funds offered by the Division. Applications can be made at any time.