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Students can be accepted onto this four year PhD programme under a number of different funding regimes (see below for advice on filling out the application form for scholarships)

  • They may apply for one of the scholarships offered by SECReT (Information will be available from the end of January 2016 for September 2016 entry)
  • They may be self funded - we can accept students onto the programme as long as they can fund the first year of the course. We usually expect such students to be successful in securing funding for future years, however, it will be the student's responsibility to organise such funding before Year 2 commences.
  • They may apply for for scholarships available at UCL
  • They may enter the course with a full scholarship for just the first year (the MRes year). It will be the student's responsibility to organise further funding before Year 2 commences
  • They may be sponsored by a commerical or public-sector organisation 
  • They may be awarded a scholarship from their home country if they are an overseas student

Applying for our Scholarships

Please refer to the instructions on our How to Apply page. If you are applying for one of the scholarships listed on our website, you must have submitted your application by 21st April 2016. We will shortlist all scholarship applicants and you may be invited to interview on 16th May 2016 if have been shortlisted.

The fee for UK residents is currently £4,635 per annum.

UK residents

You are a legal UK resident if you have:

  • Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the grant. This means you must have been normally resident in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences) and have
  • Settled status in the UK, meaning you have no restrictions on how long you can stay and have
  • not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals)

Information for EU residents or overseas residents can be found via the menu on the left.

Your status is determined in accordance with the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations (SI 1977, No. 1972) and subsequent amendments, as approved by Acts of Parliament. The final determination of applicant's fee status rests with the UCL Registry.

The fee for EU residents is currently £4,635 per annum.

EU residents

You are a legal EU resident if you:

  • Are an EU national and
  • Have not been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the grant. This means you must have been normally resident in the EU (apart from temporary or occasional absences) 

Information for UK residents or overseas residents can be found via the menu on the left. 

Your status is determined in accordance with the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations (SI 1977, No. 1972) and subsequent amendments, as approved by Acts of Parliament. The final determination of applicant's fee status rests with the UCL Registry.


“I came onto the SECReT programme after completing my M.S. in Computer Science from the National University of Defense Technology in China. My interests are in network security and I obtained a Chinese Scholarship Council award to come to UCL as I was very excited about the multidisciplinary research opportunities offered by SECReT. At UCL SECReT my research has really benefited by being part of a group. After all, it is not possible to eradicate cyber attacks by network technologies alone.  Doing many projects and presentations together has also helped my English improve very quickly!”
Changwang Zhang, UCL SECReT student, China

The fee for overseas residents is currently £21,530 per annum.

We do not usually offer scholarships for overseas students. However do check our current lists of scholarships and the funding methods section to see scholarships available at UCL that may suit you.

Overseas residents

You are a legal overseas resident if you:

  • Are neither a UK resident nor EU resident

Your status is determined in accordance with the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations (SI 1977, No. 1972) and subsequent amendments, as approved by Acts of Parliament. The final determination of applicant's fee status rests with the UCL Registry.