UCL Scholarships and funding


MA Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies Scholarship

Supported by the Michael Arthur Scholarship Fund, this scholarship aims to enable students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue master’s studies in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies.

Key information

Value: £9,000 (towards tuition fees unless otherwise indicated by the awardee)
Available to: Prospective students
Selection criteria: Financial need, passion for subject area
Eligible fee status: Home (UK domicile only)
Eligible programmes: MA Race, Ethnicity & Postcolonial Studies
Deadline: 5pm BST, Thursday 9 June 2022


Candidates must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • be ordinarily resident in the UK or Ireland, or a forced migrant (as defined by UCLand eligible to pay Home fee rate;
  • be in financial need (as assessed by UCL);
  • not have completed a Master's degree at UCL or anywhere else previously;
  • AND have submitted an admission application for the MA Race, Ethnicity & Postcolonial Studies programme at UCL in 2022/23.

To address under-represented groups in the faculty, the scholarship may be awarded preferentially to students who:

  • are from a Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnicity backgrounds;
  • have a disability.

Value, benefits, and duration

  • This scholarship is supported by the Michael Arthur Scholarship Fund.
  • There are three scholarships available in 2022/23.
  • The value of the scholarship is £9,000.
  • The scholarship is tenable for one year only.
  • The MA Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies 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.
  • The recipient will be expected to secure the remaining part of their tuition fees and to cover their living costs from elsewhere.
  • 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 MA Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies Scholarship being awarded.


This scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need and under-represented groups in the faculty as identified in the eligibility criteria.

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of financial need upon the recommendation of the Student Funding Office. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to write a short statement in support of their scholarship application by the Sarah Parker Remond Centre, who will make the final decision.

How to apply

Please visit the Masters Funding Awards page for information on how to apply. 

The deadline for applications to this scholarship will be at 5pm BST, Thursday 9 June 2022.


Successful candidates for 2022/23 will be notified in mid-late July 2022.


Informal enquiries about this scholarship can be made via email to Kaissa Karhu at k.karhu@ucl.ac.uk