UCL Scholarships and funding


Shephard-Phillips Scholarship

The Shephard-Phillips Scholarship is intended to enable and encourage a UK student in financial need to pursue a UCL undergraduate degree in Life Sciences

Key information

Value: £15,210 (per year)
Available to: Prospective students
Selection criteria: Financial need
Eligible fee status: UK domiciled with Home fee status
Eligible programmes: Specified programmes in Life Sciences (see below)
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 full-time on one of the below Life Sciences undergraduate degrees for the 2023/24 intake:
    • Biochemistry
    • Biochemistry (leading to Molecular Biology in year 2)
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Biological Sciences

Value, benefits, and duration

The award provides £15,210 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 £11,407.50 for each of their four years of study.

One award is available for 2023/24.


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

How to apply

The Shephard-Phillips Scholarship is one of the schemes that make up the Undergraduate Funding and Access Awards (UGFA).

To be considered for a Shephard-Phillips Scholarship, 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.