UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Announcement of UCL IRDR Masters Scholarships for 2021/22

UCL IRDR is delighted to announce four scholarship awards for MSc and MRes students in the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction for academic year 2021/22.

All of these scholarships are awarded as a reduction in full-time student fees, and are open to students applying to any of the following programmes:

  • MSc in Risk Disaster and Resilience
  • MSc in Risk and Disaster Science
  • MRes in Risk and Disaster Reduction

Details of the Scholarships

Scholarship 1 (two awards):   £12,500 towards overseas tuition fees.

One award for any overseas fee paying student, and one for students domiciled in an ODA nation*

Scholarship 2 (two awards):   £5,000 towards tuition fees.

One award for any overseas fee-paying student, and one for any student paying home/ EU fees

Application deadline is 26th May 2021. Please note that applicants for this scholarship need to separately apply for a place on their chosen Masters Programme through the UCL application process by 16th May. Applicants must ensure they have sufficient funds to cover the remaining fees in excess of the IRDR Masters scholarship. Awards will be announced by the end of June 2021.

After checking that you have applied for a place on one of our Masters programmes, and hold or will soon be issued an offer for your chosen Masters Programme, applications will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Academic merit
  • Motivation to study on the IRDR Masters Programme

Guidelines for application

Applications should be sent to irdr-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk and must have the exact email subject title of “UCL IRDR Masters Scholarship Application”. In the email, please confirm that you have applied for a place on your chosen masters programme and your applicant number.

The application should be completed on A4 size pages, with minimum margins of 2cm and written in Arial font size 11, comprising:

  • A one-page CV, which should include details of the candidate’s education and grades, any relevant work experience and any relevant publications or outputs.
  • A one-page personal statement, which should include a summary of why you think that you should be considered for the scholarship and how you will benefit from receiving it. The IRDR promotes students becoming leaders in knowledge exchange so that they can share their knowledge within their sectors and with stakeholders. Therefore, the personal statement should include a statement of how you intend to use the degree in your future career.

No additional materials should be submitted with the application. Any sections exceeding the page limits will be discarded, and emails under a different subject line may not be picked up.