UCL Scholarships and funding


Robins Bursary

The aim of the Robins Bursary is to enable and encourage UK 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 domiciled with Home fee status
Eligible programmes: All full-time undergraduate programmes in the Economics department
Deadline: Monday 3 July 2023


Eligible candidates must:

  • be domiciled in the UK with Home fee status;
  • be in financial need as assessed by UCL;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree in the Economics department for the 2023/24 intake.

Value, benefits, and duration

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

If a student on a four year undergraduate programme receives this award, payments will be made pro rata, i.e. they will receive £11,745 for each of their four years of study.

One award is available for 2023/24.


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.