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.

Current UCL students

Cost of Living Hub 

Advice and support for students affected by the rising cost of living. 

IAS Octagon Small Grants Fund

The Octagon funding is available for current UCL graduate students, early career researchers and staff.

Prospective PhD Students

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships (not offered in 2023/24)

The Wolfson Foundation offers postgraduate research awards to students pursuing research in history, literature, and languages. The funding available covers a stipend, fees and a research allowance. Scholarships are awared based on academic merit. 

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Use the links below to find out what's available currently for students to apply for.

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