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UCL has partnerships with a variety of external funding providers in which the university offers a contribution towards tuition fees

Application

Applications for the awards listed below should be made directly to the external funding body (via the links provided), following their established procedures. Applicants must apply directly to UCL for a place on a programme of study at the same time. Applicants selected for the relevant external awards, who are also offered a place at UCL, will then automatically qualify for the fee contribution.

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ANID (Chile)
Ashinaga Africa Initiative (Sub-Saharan Africa)
BECAL (Paraguay)
Bolashak Scholarships (Kazakhstan)
British Chevening Scholarship (Various countries)
COLFUTURO (Colombia)
COLFUTURO-Semillero de Talentos Scholarship (Colombia)
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Awards (Various)
CONACYT Graduate Fellowship (Mexico)
FIDERH Scholarship (Mexico)
FUNED (Mexico)
GUATEFUTURO Scholarship (Guatemala)
Oman Embassy Scholarships (Oman)
Royal Thai Government Scholarship (Thailand)
Turkish Embassy Scholarships (Turkey)


ANID Graduate Fellowship (Chile)

ANID and COVID-19

Please note that as a result of government austerity measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ANID will not be offering Master's funding for 2020/21, they will only be offering research funding.

UCL part-funds a number of awards in conjunction with ANID (National Agency for Research and Development). These awards are available for PhD and Master's programmes. UCL offers a contribution worth 25% of the tuition fee to scholars whose tuition fees are paid by ANID under their standard award programme, with ANID contributing towards the remaining fee and providing a stipend.

Please note: students in the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) who started their current programme prior to the 2016/17 academic year are not covered by this agreement.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the ANID website.


Ashinaga Africa Initiative (at UCL)

*Available from 2021/22*

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative aims to contribute to Sub-Saharan Africa's expanding role in global development through increasing access to higher education abroad. They support orphaned students who are committed to returning home and initiating change, by providing access to full financial support to study at university abroad (equivalent to an undergraduate degree). Ashinaga support covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees.  UCL is partnering with Ashinaga by providing sponsorship for tuition fee costs.

For more information on the support available and how to apply, please visit the Ashinaga webpage


BECAL (Paraguay)

UCL part-funds a number of awards in conjunction with The National Program of Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship "Don Carlos Antonio López" (BECAL). These awards are available for PhD and Master's programmes. UCL offers a contribution worth 10% of the tuition fee to scholars whose tuition fees are paid by BECAL under their standard award programme, with BECAL contributing towards the remaining fee and providing a stipend, air tickets, visa fees and more.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the BECAL website.


Bolashak Scholarships (Kazakhstan)

The Bolashak Scholarship are offered by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, enabling high-achieving students from Kazakhstan to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate study at top universities around the world.

Bolashak offer full scholarships to students for bachelors and masters degree programmes. The scheme is administered by the Center for International Programs and awards are made in subject areas prioritised by the Kazakh Government, including Engineering, Science, Medicine, Law and Business. After graduation Bolashak scholars return to Kazakhstan to work in a variety of government and service roles.

UCL offers a contribution worth 10% of the tuition fee to scholars who are awarded a Bolashak Scholarship.

For further information about the Bolashak scholarship programme please see the Center for International Programs website.


British Chevening Scholarships (Various countries)

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.

Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Applicants should be high-calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 600 established or emerging leaders. There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

UCL offers a contribution worth 20% of the tuition fee to scholars who are awarded full funding by Chevening.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the Chevening Scholarships website.


COLFUTURO (Colombia)

UCL part-funds a number of awards in conjunction with the Colombian non-profit foundation, Fundación para el futuro de Colombia (COLFUTURO). These awards are available for Colombian students undertaking Master's and 3-year PhD programmes. UCL offers a scholarship worth 25% of the tuition fee to scholars sponsored by COLFUTURO under their standard award programme.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the COLFUTURO website.


COLFUTURO-Semillero de Talentos Scholarship (Colombia)

Applications for these awards should be made directly to COLFUTURO, following their established procedures. Applicants selected by COLFUTURO, who are also offered a place at UCL, will then automatically qualify for the scholarship. Working in conjunction with COLFUTURO, UCL offers two scholarships worth 100% of the masters programme tuition fee to scholars sponsored by COLFUTURO under their Semillero de Talentos award programme. These awards are available for Colombian students only.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the COLFUTURO website.


Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Awards (Various)

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives.  By supporting innovators and leaders of the future from across the Commonwealth, and by attracting outstanding talent to Britain’s universities, their work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest.

The CSC offers a range of different scholarship oprions to postgraduate students from a variety of countries. UCL offers a contribution worth 20% of the tuition fee to scholars who are awarded full funding by the CSC under one of its scholarship schemes.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the Commonwealth Scholarships website.


CONACYT Graduate Fellowship (Mexico)

UCL part-funds a number of awards in conjunction with CONACYT for Mexican scholars. These awards are available for PhD and Master's programmes. 

UCL will provide a 30% fee contribution for postgraduate research students across all faculties.

UCL will also provide a 30% fee contribution for postgraduate taught students in the following faculties:

  • Arts & Humanities 
  • Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
  • Brain Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Institute of Education
  • Laws
  • Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Population Health Sciences
  • Social & Historical Sciences
  • plus the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science in the Faculty of Medical Sciences

Please note: students studying at the UCL Institute of Education who started their programme in 2015 or earlier will not be eligible for the UCL scholarship contribution, as they are covered by the pre-existing CONACYT/IOE agreement.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the CONACYT website.


FIDERH Scholarship (Mexico)

UCL part-funds a number of awards in conjunction with Banco de Mexico (FIDERH). These awards are available for Mexican students undertaking Master's and 3-year PhD programmes. UCL offers a scholarship worth 10% of the tuition fee to scholars sponsored by FIDERH under their standard award programme.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the FIDERH website.

Please note

This award cannot be held in conjunction with a CONACyT or FUNED fee contribution. If students are receiving funding from both FIDERH and either CONACYT or FUNED then the university will only make one contribution.


FUNED (Mexico)

UCL part-funds a number of awards in conjunction with Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, le Tecnología y la Ciencia (FUNED) for Mexican scholars. These awards are available for Master's programmes. UCL offers a scholarship worth 10% of the tuition fee to scholars sponsored by FUNED under their standard award programme.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the FUNED website.


GUATEFUTURO Scholarship (Guatemala)

UCL part-funds a number of awards in conjunction with Fundacion Guatefuturo (GUATEFUTURO). These awards are available for Guatemalan students undertaking Master's and 3-year PhD programmes. UCL offers a scholarship worth 10% of the tuition fee to scholars sponsored by GUATEFUTURO under their standard award programme.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the GUATEFUTURO website.


Oman Embassy Scholarships (Oman)

UCL part-funds a number of awards in conjunction with the Oman Embassy for students of all study levels. UCL offers a scholarship worth 10% of the tuition fee to scholars sponsored by the Oman Embassy under their standard award programmes.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the Oman Embassy website.


Royal Thai Government Scholarship (Thailand)

The Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) offers scholarships for Thai students at UCL, consisting of tuition fees and a stipend. UCL has an agreement with the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) to contribute 10% of the overseas tuition fee for Thai students holding a Royal Thai Government Scholarship for studies at UCL, having qualified for their annual scholarship examination for progress to a UK University.

For further information please visit the Office of the Civil Service Commission website. Alternatively, contact the London Office of Educational Affairs or call +44 (0)20 7584 4538, fax: +44 (0)20 7823 9896.


Turkish Embassy Scholarships (Turkey)

UCL part-funds a number of awards in conjunction with the Turkish Ministry of Education for Turkish students. These awards are available for Master's programmes. UCL offers a scholarship worth 10% of the tuition fee to scholars sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Education under their standard award programmes.

For further information on the application process, please refer to the Turkish Ministry of Education website.