UCL Scholarships and funding


UCL Masters Bursary

The UCL Master Bursary aims to enable and encourage those from low-income backgrounds to pursue full-time Master's degree studies 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 postgraduate taught
Additional eligibility criteria: Have an annual household income of £42,875 or less
Deadline: 5pm BST, Thursday 9 June 2022


Candidates must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • be ordinarily resident in the UK and eligible to pay Home fee rate;
  • have commenced undergraduate study no earlier than 2012/13 academic session;
  • have an annual household income of £42,875 or less;
  • AND hold an offer to study a full-time Master's degree at UCL in 2022/23.

Value, benefits, and duration

  • There are up to 100 (one hundred) bursaries available in 2022/23.
  • The value of the bursary is £10,000.
  • The bursary is tenable for one year only.
  • The UCL Masters Bursary 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.
  • Bursary 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 Masters Bursary being awarded.
  • The bursary 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 bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need and upon the recommendation of 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, Thursday 9 June 2022.


Successful candidates for 2022/23 will be notified in mid-late July 2022.