UCL Scholarships and funding


UCL East London Scholarship

This scholarship supports the ambitions of east Londoners by funding the fees and living costs of all UCL East Master's programmes and select School of Management programmes.


Key information

Value: Tuition fees and £15,700 maintenance payment
Available to: Postgraduate taught applicants
Selection criteria: Financial need
Eligible fee status: Home (UK and Ireland domicile only)
Eligible programmes: Select postgraduate taught programmes
Additional eligibility criteria: Have an annual household income of £42,875 or less
Deadline: 5pm BST, Thursday 20 June 2024


Students must meet all of the below criteria with no exceptions:

  • be ordinarily resident in the UK or Ireland and eligible to pay Home fee rate, AND
  • have submitted a complete admission application (including sumission of references) for a full-time, part-time or modular/flexible Master's degree at UCL beginning in 2024/25 for one of the specified programmes – (opens as a PDF), AND
  • have an annual household income of £42,875 or less, AND
  • been a permanent resident for the last five years (since 2019), or have completed GCSE or A-levels, in the following east London boroughs:
    • Hackney
    • Newham
    • Tower Hamlets
    • Waltham Forest

Value, benefits, and duration

  • There are 10 scholarships available in 2024/25. For two of the awards, priority will be given to eligible final year UCL undergraduates.

  • The value of the bursary is home tuition fees plus £15,700 maintenance (per year or pro rata for part-time and modular/flexible study modes). Maintenance payments are designed to cover all additional study and living costs. Please check the ‘Additional Costs’ section of the prospectus for your programme. This could include fieldtrips, laptop requirements and additonal equipment. If you have any concerns about additional costs please contact the department.  

  • 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 UCL East London Scholarship being awarded.


The bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need and upon the recommendation of the Student Funding Office. UCL recognises the following as impactors of financial need: dependent children, disabilities, experience of care, receiving state benefits, forced migration (refugee, asylum seeker, those who have been granted a temporary form of leave as the result of an asylum or human rights application).

How to apply

If you are intended to study on a full-time or part-time basis, please visit the Masters Funding Awards page for information on how to apply. 

As the Masters Funding Awards are not open to students studying on a Modular/Flexible basis, if you are intending to enrol on that mode of study and would like to be considered for the UCL East London Scholarship please complete this application form: UCL East London application 2024/25 for Modular/Flexible students.

The deadline for applications to this scholarship will be at 5pm BST, Thursday 20 June 2024.


Successful candidates for 2024/25 will be notified in late July - early August 2024.


Informal enquiries about this scholarship can be made via email to anne.preston@ucl.ac.uk.