UCL Scholarships and funding


Jean Orr Scholarship

The Jean Orr Scholarship aims to enable students to pursue full-time Master's degree studies in the subjects of History, French, Italian, or Dutch.

Key information

Value: £7,000 (for one year)
Available to: Prospective students
Selection criteria: Academic merit
Eligible fee status: UK, Overseas
Eligible programmes: All postgraduate taught in relevant subjects and departments


Candidates can be from any country, but must fulfil the following criteria:

  • hold an offer to study a full-time Master's degree at UCL in 2023/24 in the subjects of History (Department of History), French, Italian, or Dutch (School of European Languages, Culture and Society).

Value, benefits, and duration

  • There is 1 (one) scholarship available in 2023/24.
  • The value of the scholarship is £7,000.
  • The scholarship is tenable for one year only.
  • The Jean Orr Scholarship may be held alongside other scholarships, studentships, awards, or bursaries. The amount of the UCL award may be adjusted depending on the total value of other funds received by the student.
  • Scholarship recipients are obliged to inform the UCL Student Funding Office immediately of any other funding they are awarded towards their UCL Master’s degree studies, before or subsequent to the Jean Orr Scholarship award.
  • The scholarship will first be applied to the recipient’s tuition fees, with any remainder payable to the recipient in three equal instalments throughout the academic year towards maintenance.


The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and will be awarded upon the recommendation of an academic selection process within UCL's Joint Faculty.

How to apply

Candidates do not submit an application for this scholarship. They will be selected by academic departments on the basis of their admission application form.

If a student would specifically like to be considered for the scheme, they should inform their academic department directly.


Successful candidates will be informed in July/August 2023.