UCL Scholarships and funding


Masters Funding Awards

Through the generous donations made by UCL alumni and partners, as well as UCL's own funding initiatives, we are able to offer a variety of awards to UK Masters students each year.

The Masters Funding Awards (MFA) enable UK postgraduate taught students, from a diverse range of backgrounds, to take up their offer of study at UCL. Listed below are the schemes that are available to those starting in the academic year 2024/25.

Key information

Application: Complete one application to be considered for multiple schemes, where you meet criteria
Available to: Prospective full-time and part-time students (not students on Modular/Flexibe programmes)
Eligibility criteria: Please check individual scheme pages (linked below)  
Deadline: 5pm BST, Thursday 20 June 2024

How to apply

You need to have submitted a complete admission application to UCL (including the submission of references) in order to apply for the scholarship

While you do not need to have received an offer of admission to be eligible for this scholarship, you will need to have had your fee status confirmed by UCL Admissions. For some students this happens shortly after you apply to the university, but for many this will not happen until just before an offer of admission is made. If you are unable to access the scholarship application form, you may need to wait until UCL has decided whether to make you an admission offer.  Please ensure you apply for admission well before the scholarship deadline.

Instructions for accessing the online scholarship application form:

  1. Login to Portico with your normal details.
  2. Click on the ‘View’ button for the ‘Active Application’ that you wish to apply for funding for.
  3. In the application screen, click on the ‘Funding’ in the menu at the top of the page.
  4. You are now on the funding page. To find out which funds you are eligible to apply for click 'Check and apply' under ‘Funds Available’.
  5. Click on the scholarship name of the scheme that you wish to apply for.

NB. For each programme that you wish to apply for funding for, you will need to submit a separate scholarship application form.

For help completing the form please read our Master's Scholarship Application Guidance.

The deadline for applications will be at 5pm BST, Thursday 20 June 2024.


The UCL Student Funding Office is responsible for the assessment and allocation of awards. Successful candidates will be notified as soon as decisions are made, typically by late July-early August. However, certain schemes within the MFA may have slightly different selection and notification procedures and we would recommend consulting specific scheme pages for more information.

Available awards