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UCL Global Undergraduate Scholarship Application Guidance

The below is guidance for how to complete the online application for UCL Global Undergraduate Scholarship.

Please note

You must have submitted an application for admission in order to be able to apply for the UCL Global Undergraduate Scholarship. If you have not yet submitted an application for a place for 2022/23, then you will not be able to apply for this funding.

    If you have applied to two programmes at UCL, you will need to complete two applications.

    This application will collect information on a number of financial factors, including household income information and estimations of other available funds for study. Additional information including personal details and academic references from your UCAS application are available to us and therefore not requested through the funding application.

    Navigating the form

    • In order to move through the form, you will need to click on the ‘Next’ button at the bottom of each page.
    • You will need to answer all required questions to move forward with the application – if you have not answered anything an error message will appear informing you of this.
    • We have highlighted the mandatory questions in the question guidance below.
    • Once you have clicked 'Next' on the question page, you will be taken to our two declaration pages. You will not be able to return to question page from these declarations, but you will subsequently have the opportunity to return to the original questions should you need to.
    • In order to complete the application, you will need to select 'Yes' and click the ‘Next’ button on the final page.
    • Once you have submitted, you should receive an automated email confirming receipt of your completed application.

    Answering the questions

    Q1. PERSONAL DETAILS SECTION (Q2-5)

    Q2. [Mandatory] When choosing choices with UCAS, will UCL be your firm choice?

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to choose UCL as your firm choice with UCAS for the 2022/23 academic year. Please visit UCAS for details on replying to offers and your reply date. We aim to inform you of our decision on your application by 31 May 2022.

    Q3. [Mandatory] Have you already obtained an Undergraduate degree?

    For the scholarship scheme bases on financial need, students who have not yet had the opportunity to study for an undergraduate degree will be given preference to those who already have an undergraduate degree.

    Q4. [Mandatory] Please give us details of your highest qualification, including name of institution, country, and completion year (e.g. UCL, UK, 2021)

    For the scholarship scheme bases on financial need, students who have not yet had the opportunity to study in UK will be given preference to those who already have qualifications in UK.

    Q5. [Optional] If you have any further information you would like to provide on your education to date, please do so here (500 characters max.)

    Even though this question is not mandatory, it is an opportunity to give any further information about your education background. If you have no information to enter here, it can be left blank.

    Q6. PERSONAL FINANCIAL DETAILS SECTION (Q7-12)

    In this section of the application, we are looking for an honest appraisal of your personal financial situation beyond what you may receive through this scholarship application. As some scholarships are partial scholarships, it is important that accurate information is provided as to how you will be intending to cover the remainder of costs during the first year of your study at UCL.

    UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) require that international students are able to pay for the first year tuition fees and provide £1,334 per month (for 9 months) towards living expenses. Please visit Student visa Money for information on the minimum financial requirements for a student visa.

    All values you provide in Q7-12 should be the overall total (this would include both costs for tuition fees and maintenance) for the first year of your study at UCL and will be considered in UK £ Pound Sterling. Please use numerical values only (e.g. 1500, no commas or symbols) - if a particular funding option is not applicable or available to you, please simply enter 0. You can find a useful currency converter at xe.com.

    Q7. [Mandatory] Please enter the value of government loans relating to intended programme at UCL.

    Any loans you intend to apply or have secured from a government loan scheme.  If the loan you have applied is for the duration of intended programme at UCL, please only provide the loan amount you have access to for use during the first year of your study at UCL. If you include a number other than 0 in this field, please provide details in Q12 including the name of government loans and loans’ terms and conditions.

    Q8. [Mandatory] Please enter the value of funding relating to intended programme at UCL.

    Any scholarships, awards, bursaries, or similar that you intend to apply for, have applied for, or have secured for the first year of your study at UCL. If you include a number other than 0 in this field, please provide details in Q12 including the provider of the funding, funding based on academic merit or financial need and whether it is secured.

    Q9. [Mandatory] Please enter the value of other loans relating to intended programme at UCL.

    Any other loans that you may be intending to take or have secured for the first year of your study at UCL. If you include a number other than 0 in this field, please provide details in Q12 indicating the source of loans whether from banks, family, or other sources. If you are attempting to secure some other form of loan, please also provide details in Q12.

    Q10. [Mandatory] Please enter the value of personal savings relating to intended programme at UCL.

    Only personal savings you have access to for use during the first year of your study at UCL. If the savings are from your parents for your study at UCL, please provide details in Q11.

    Q11. [Mandatory] Please enter the value of family contribution relating to intended programme at UCL.

    This should include any monetary support provided by your family members for the first year of your study at UCL. If you include a number other than 0 in this field, please provide details in Q12 detailing this support is towards tuition fees, accommodation, or other expenses.

    Q12. [Optional] If you would like to provide any additional information on funding listed above (500 characters max.)

    This is also a place to declare any other funding you may have access to for your studies which you do not feel was appropriate to include in any of the categories listed above. Even though this question is not mandatory, it is an opportunity to provide additional information about your financial situation.

    Q13. HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL DETAILS SECTION (Q14-23)

    All the figure you provide in this section will need to be in UK £ Pound Sterling, you can find a useful currency converter at xe.com.

    Q14. [Mandatory] Please provide a figure for your household's gross annual income. Please use numerical values.

    Please indicate the gross annual income (before taxation) of your household for the year prior to the beginning of your course* at UCL. This should include all pre-tax earnings from members of the household whose wages go towards the general maintenance of the household, such as rent and bills. Members of the household who work part-time for spending money that is not contributed to general household support should not be included.

    For example, if you live with your parent(s) and/or partner and have a job yourself, we would expect you to include all two/three incomes. If you live alone or in a shared house but are financially supported by your parent(s) and/or partner, we would still expect you to include all two/three incomes. If you live in a shared house and are completely financially independent, we would only expect you to include your own income.

    We will require evidence of this amount e.g. bank statements, tax returns etc. if you are shortlisted for this scholarship.

    *  This can either be for the year September 2021 to September 2022, or for the most recently completed tax year, depending on the type of evidence you will be able to provide

    Q15. [Mandatory] Please specify the number of dependents who depend on the household’s gross annual income stated in Q14, please include yourself. Please use numerical values.

    These dependants need to be wholly or financially dependent on the overall household gross annual income stated in Q14.

    Q16. [Optional] If you would like to provide any additional information on the number of dependents in your household, please do so here (500 characters max.)

    If you do not feel that simply noting the number of dependants in the household fairly reflects your household financial situation, please outline additional information here e.g. dependent needs long-term care or if you are a parent or single parent with children.

    Q17. [Mandatory] Are you or your family currently in receipt of welfare/state benefits? If ‘yes’ please enter the benefits amount using numerical values. If ‘no’ please enter 0.

    Welfare or state benefits are payments given by the government to certain people on low incomes, or to meet specific needs. If ‘yes’, please provide more information in Q19.

    Q18. [Mandatory] Are you from a single parent household?

    Please indicate whether you were raised in a single parent household. Single-parent household is a family with a child or children under age 18 headed by a parent who is widowed or divorced and not remarried, or by a parent who has never married.

    If you yourself is a single parent, please answer ‘no’ and provide more information in Q19 and Q20. A single parent is a person who lives with a child or children and who does not have a spouse or live-in partner.

    Q19. [Optional] If you would like to provide any additional information on your household income, please do so here (500 characters max.)

    Include here any additional details about your household income that you would like to make us aware of when assessing your household financial situation, that are not immediately obvious from the numerical value above e.g. business bankruptcy, parents' recent divorce.

    Q20. [Optional] If you would like to provide any additional information on exceptional household expenditure, please do so here (500 characters max.)

    Include here any significant and exceptional costs that impact on your household financial situation e.g. large medical bills, repayments on sizeable debts.

    Q21. [Mandatory] Please select the most appropriate employment category for the household’s highest earner. Use the employment category document to select the  

    • Manual
    • Semi-Skilled
    • Skilled
    • Professional
    • Retired
    • Unemployed
    • Other

    Q22. [Mandatory] Please provide the occupation title of the household's highest earner

    If ‘Retired’, please provide the former occupation title.

    If the highest earner from 2021/22 is deceased, please select ‘Other’ in Q21 and state ‘deceased’ here.

    If the highest earner had to leave work to care for a family member for more than 35 hours a week, please select ‘Other’ in Q21 and state ‘full-time carer’ here.

    Q23. [Optional] If you would like to provide any additional information on your household employment situation, please do so here (500 characters max.)

    If there are any additional details about your household employment situation that you would like us to consider e.g. main earner's job at risk, member of household can no longer work due to long term illness or recent accident.

    Q24. [Mandatory] Please select the most appropriate ethnic category for your ethnicity:

    • Arab
    • Asian or Asian British
    • Black or Black British
    • Chinese
    • Gypsy/Traveller
    • Other Asian background
    • Other Black background
    • Other Ethnic background
    • Other Mixed background
    • Mixed – White and Asian
    • Mixed – White and Black
    • White
    • Prefer not to say

    Your form is complete

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your application for UCL Global Undergraduate Scholarship for 2022/23.

    If you have any further questions not answered above, please feel free to contact Student Funding.