UCL Scholarships and funding


UCL Access Opportunity Scholarship

The purpose of the Access Opportunity scholarship is to support those, who because of their immigration status are not able to secure student loans for their higher education.

Key information

Value: Full tuition fee and a living allowance of £11,000 per year. Two scholarships are available. 
Available to: Prospective students
Selection criteria: Personal and financial circumstances, residency status and academic potential. 
Eligible programmes: All undergraduate degree programmes
Deadline: Friday 20 May 2022


Applicants should:

  • Hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for 2022/23 intake and;
  • Be asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who are seeking asylum in the UK or forced migrants who are based in the UK and have been granted a temporary form of leave as the result of an asylum application or human rights application (e.g. limited leave to remain, discretionary leave to remain, humanitarian
    protection) and;
  • Be unable to access student finance (tuition fee or maintenance loan) because of their immigration status.

Value, benefits, and duration

The scholarship will consist of tuition fees and a living allowance of £11,000 per year for the normal duration of your programme at UCL.

Annual renewal of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress.


We will consider your personal and financial circumstances, residency status and academic potential.  You will need to demonstrate these in your application.

How to apply

The deadline for the Access Opportunity scholarship is: Friday 20 May 2022.

The application form and guidance notes can be downloaded below:

Completed applications and supporting documentations should be emailed to studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk


Successful candidates will be informed by August 2022.