Finding Funding

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Finding Your Funding

Sometimes you will be able to apply for a personal Fellowship, but much more commonly you will apply for a funded studentship from the many programmes that UCL hosts. UCL has a large selection of PhD programmes with core funding from major funders such as the Wellcome Trust and MRC. The programmes are all appropriate for graduates with either an undergraduate or Masters qualification in a relevant subject, and provide either three or four years funding with stipend and fees. You apply to the programme rather than to an individual supervisor, but you should check that supervisors you are particularly interested in are a member of the programme! Each programme runs application, shortlisting and interview processes to its own deadlines; but these are generally in Dec/Jan of each year for admission to a PhD the following Fall. If you are not a home/EU student, then your eligibility to apply for the programme may vary and you should check with the individual programme pages (or with prospective supervisors). In particular, non-home/EU students may need to apply for additional or supplementary scholarships to cover the increased fees payable for PhD study.


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