UCL Scholarships and funding


Dean's Prize

The Dean's Prize supports overseas fee-paying students who have won a competitive scholarship to cover their stipend, by waiving the international fees.

The Dean’s Prize is available only to students wishing to pursue research degrees in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences or the Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Applications for the Dean's Prize must include the following information:

For Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MAPS) students*

  • Short (1 page maximum) description of the proposed research project

  • CV of the candidate

  • Written confirmation by the relevant Head of Department that they support the submission and agree to the shortfall in their budget due to the waiver of fees

  • 2 References – Reference number 1 should relate to your most recently completed university programme/degree (or the one you intend to complete, if applicable) and can be the same referee who submitted a reference as part of your admission application. Please use this 

    Reference number 2 should relate to your current or intended research programme/project, for which you are seeking funding. This reference MUST be provided by your research supervisor at UCL. If you are a prospective student and your supervisor has not yet been allocated, please contact your department to confirm who your UCL supervisor will be. Please use this .
  • If your department is submitting more than one application, applications must be ranked in order of preference by Departmental Graduate Tutors before submission.

Applications should be submitted to your respective department by Wednesday, 18 January 2023.

For Engineering Sciences (ENG) students

Please ensure you read the full details in the following document before you apply:

Applicants must submit their application as a single PDF  containing the following documents in order:

For more information, students should familiarise themselves with this.

Applications should be submitted to deans.prize@ucl.ac.uk by Tuesday, 28 February 2023.

Supervisors can find additional information, including a more extensive list of the information and supporting material required from their Departmental Graduate Tutor.

If you have any questions about the Dean's Prize please contact the Departmental Graduate Tutor (DGT) in the department to which you are applying. A list of DGTs in Engineering can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/engineering/people


Important note for students intending to apply for China Scholarships Council funding for MAPS, IOE faculty and open awards*

Successful candidates will be notified by email by 20 February 2023 of their award.  An official funding letter will be provided which should be used to complete the CSC online application process.  If you do not hear from us by 20 February 2023, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful (to be confirmed).

Successful CSC applicants can expect to be notified of their final award in late May or early June. (to be confirmed).