UCL Scholarships and funding


Unite Foundation Scholarship

The Unite Foundation scholarship provides care leaver/experienced and estranged students with free purpose-built Unite Students accommodation for up to three years of study.

Key information

Value: Free accommodation in a property owned by the Unite Group plc (Unite Students), for up to three years of the programme subject to satisfactory academic progress and continued eligibility
Available to: Prospective and current students
Selection criteria: You should be able to demonstrate that you are a care leaver, care experienced (Scotland) or estranged from both your parents. 
Eligible fee status: UK Home
Eligible programmes: All full-time undergraduate programmes. You must be studying (or about to start) on your first undergraduate degree. 
Deadline: 23:59 on 14th June 2024

Successful candidates can expect to be notified by the Unite Foundation by Thursday 4th July 2024.


Eligible candidates must:

  • hold UK home fee status with right to access UK Student Finance loans;
  • be aged 25 or under on 1st September 2024;
  • be a care leaver, care experienced student (Scotland) or are estranged from both parents as confirmed by Student Finance;
  • hold an offer of admission to UCL to study a full-time undergraduate degree for the 2024/25 intake; or 
  • currently studying a full-time undergraduate degree at UCL;
  • be in receipt of, or applying for, student finance or NHS funding for day to day living costs, reflecting care leaver/care experienced/estranged student status.
  • be studying (or about to start) on your first undergraduate degree.


Scholarships are awarded in accordance with the schemes priorities which are detailed in the Guidance notes below.

How to apply

You can apply through the Unite application portal.

The application as well as guidance notes and full terms and conditions can be found here


The deadline for your application is: 14th June 2024 by 23:59 (UK time). 

More Information

The accommodation offered will normally be at St Pancras Way, 11 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PT.

The nearest underground stations are King's Cross, Camden Town, Mornington Crescent, Euston and St Pancras International. Scholars will be offered a single en suite bedroom in a shared flat with a communal fitted kitchen; the flat will be shared with a mixture of other students.

Your accommodation will be available to you all year round. This includes through the holiday periods – for as long as you are still eligible for the scholarship.

Additional Funding

Applicants to the Unite Foundation Scholarship may also be eligible for other awards, such as:

UCL Care Leaver Bursary 

UCL Estranged Student Bursary

UCL Undergraduate Bursary

Undergraduate Funding Awards

Students may receive more than one award.