UCL Scholarships and funding


Robins Bursary

The aim of the Robins Bursary is to enable and encourage UK/EU students in financial need to pursue a UCL undergraduate degree in Economics

Key information

Value: £15,660 (per year)
Available to: Prospective students
Selection criteria: Financial need
Eligible fee status: UK, EU
Eligible programmes: All full-time undergraduate programmes in the Economics department
Deadline: This scheme is now closed for 2020/21 and the successful candiate has been notified


Eligible candidates must:

  • hold UK or EU fee status;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree in the Economics department for the 2020/21 intake (commencing in September 2020);
  • be in financial need as assessed by UCL.

Value, benefits, and duration

The award will be £15,660 per year, for three years only and is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The bursary can be applied to cover tuition fees or maintenance costs depending on the awardees' preference.


The criterion for awarding the bursary is financial need and you will need to demonstrate this in the application.

How to apply

The Robins Bursary is one of the schemes that make up the Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards (UGFA).

To be considered for a Robins Bursary, please follow the procedure on the UGFA webpage.


The UGFAs will be awarded by recommendation by a panel composed of UCL staff. The successful candidates will be notified as soon as decisions are made by mid-September. If you have not heard from us by Friday 18 September 2020, you may assume your application was unsuccessful.