Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Scholarships & Funding

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Prospective PhD Students

UKRI Funding

As the host institution for ESRC, AHRC and NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships, UCL has opportunities for funded PhD places across departments within the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences. Use the links below to find out what is available to prospective UCL students.

UCL funding

UCL BME Scholarships

UCL is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new scholarship programme to support research degree students from BME groups that are currently under-represented at UCL. The scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence for those applying to a research degree in the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences.  with the most under-representation. Read more about the scholarships using the link below. 

BME Scholarships

Wolfson Scholarship

The Wolfson Foundation is offering three postgraduate research awards in the humanities - these will be for three areas in history, literature and languages. Use the link below to find out more. 

Wolfson Scholarship


You can also search for funding opportunities for our Undergraduate, Graduate Taught and Graduate Research Programmes on the central UCL Scholarships page.

Current UCL students

Use the links below to find funding opportunities for current UCL students.

Octagon Funding

Octagon funding is available for current UCL graduate students, early career researchers and staff. Use the link below to find out more. 

Octagon Funding

Postdoctoral Fellowships

UCL receives funding from the Leverhulme Trust for post-doctoral research. Use the link below to find out what's available currently for students to apply for.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

External Funding

You can also check with the following funding partners and organisations to see if any funding is available for your research:

Staff funding