UCL Scholarships and funding


Thomas Witherden Batt Scholarship

The aim of the Thomas Witherden Batt Scholarship is to enable and encourage those who might have financial constraints in pursuing a full-time Master's degree to study at UCL.

Key information

Value: £10,000 (for one year)
Available to: Prospective students
Selection criteria: Financial need
Eligible fee status: Home (UK domicile only)
Eligible programmes: All Master of Science (MSc) programmes
Deadline: 5pm BST, Tuesday 13 June 2023


Candidates must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • be ordinarily resident in the UK and eligible to pay Home fee rate;
  • AND have submitted an admission application for a full-time Master of Science (MSc) degree at UCL in 2023/24.

Value, benefits, and duration

  • There is 1 (one) scholarship available in 2023/24.
  • The value of the award is £10,000.
  • The scholarship is tenable for one year only unless the student is part-time or on a full-time programme which is 2yrs in length.  In those cases the bursary will be paid 50% in each year of study.
  • The Thomas Witherden Batt 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.
  • 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 Thomas Witherden Batt Scholarship.
  • The scholarship will first be applied to the recipient’s tuition fees, with any remainder payable to the recipient in three equal instalments throughout the academic year towards maintenance.


The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need as determined by the Student Funding Office.

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, Tuesday 13 June 2023.


Successful candidates for 2023/24 will be notified in mid-late July 2023.