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Masters Funding

Fee Waiver Award for the MPA in Public Administration & Management (application deadline: Thursday 30th April 2015)  

The department has one award available for those applying for a full time place on the MPA in Public Administration & Management for 2015/16 entry.

The fee waiver award will meet the full cost of tuition at the UK/EU fee level for the programme which is £15,140.  International fee status holders will still be considered but should note that the fee waiver is only offered at the UK/EU level.

Applicants must meet all the admission requirements and have submitted an application and received an offer of admission by the award deadline.  Please note that this includes the receipt of all references by this date as only complete applications will be considered.

Further information about the programme and the requirements can be found here.

The award will be allocated according to academic merit, best fit to the programme and leadership potential. 

Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS)(application deadline: Sunday 29th March 2015) 

The postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS) at UCL is a one-off opportunity for those applying to study a postgraduate taught programme commencing September 2015.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage students from under-represented groups to embark on a postgraduate qualification and is funded jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and UCL.

There are approximately 360 awards of £10,000 each to prospective graduate taught students. Interest is expected to be high and there is no guarantee of funding upon application.

Candidates must meet all the eligibility criteria to be considered.

Full details and an application form can be downloaded from here.

For all direct enquiries, please contact the UCL Funding Team:

Fulbright Award for the Executive MPA in Global Public Policy and Management (CLOSED for 2015/16 entry)

In this award category, one award will be offered to a British citizen, who is a mid-career professional, to pursue a semester in the US as part of the jointly run Global EMPA with NYU Wagner. The Fulbright Award semester will be spent at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in New York City and will take place during the autumn. Grantees will then return to the UK to complete a second semester at University College London. No additional funding is available for British citizens from the Fulbright Commission for this UK-based second semester.

In addition to applying for the award, students must apply for admission to the UCL/NYU Wagner course in the normal way. Please review the admissions criteria for the UCL/NYU Wagner course to make sure you are eligible before applying for this scholarship.

Applicants to the Global EMPA at NYU Wagner and University College London should have at least 7 years of management-level experience, and be either a rising leader, or already in an executive position.

More information on the award here. 

Pentland Scholarship for the Master of Public Administration, Executive Programme in Global Public Policy and Management (CLOSED for 2015/16 entry)

The School of Public Policy offers a Pentland Scholarship to support one individual undertaking its Global EMPA programme run jointly with NYU Wagner.

The scholarship will be awarded to individuals from Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin America and will support outstanding young people who have at least seven years of management-related experience, and they can demonstrate a capacity to benefit from the programme, a clear sense in which they will be able to contribute to public service and who lack the means to finance their own study.

The Pentland Scholarship represents a unique partnership which enables talented young professionals from the Global South to take advantage of this innovative one year programme. The successful candidate will benefit from additional access to an internship with Pentland, membership of a global community of Pentland Scholars and UCL/NYU scholars and alumni.

The scholarship meets the full cost of tuition and fees for the programme and will provide the successful individual with a full stipend.  Scholarships will be awarded to applicants from Africa, Asia-Pacific, or Latin America on the basis of best fit to the programme and an assessment of financial need.


MPhil/PhD Funding

Bentham Postgraduate Research Scholarships (CLOSED)

The department has one Bentham Scholarship available to prospective departmental PhD candidates for 2015/16 entry.
For the first year, the Fellowship will cover the full Home/UK fee of £4,500 and will carry the UCL/research council level stipend of £15,863.
In the 2nd and 3rd years, it will cover the full fee and offer a stipend of £15,863 on the basis that the student contributes to teaching for a total of 180 hours per annum (this includes both contact and non-contact hours and is in line with research council scholarships).

AHRC DTP Awards - MPhil/PhD (CLOSED)

A number of AHRC Studentships is to be awarded by open competition to prospective UCL MPhil/PhD students.  Applicants who wish to be considered for one of these studentships must first submit a complete application for admission to a political theory or political philosophy PhD with the Department of Political Science.

All studentships are extremely competitive and only candidates with an excellent academic record and strong research proposal are awarded.

Full award studentships available to Home students cover the cost of approved tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant or ‘stipend.’  EU candidates will be eligible for a fees only award.

Further information can be found on the LAHP website.

Information about postgraduate research in political philosophy in UCL Department of Politics can be found on our website which includes details about our staff and their research interests.

ESRC DTC 1+3 and +3 Awards MPhil/PhD (CLOSED)

A number of ESRC Studentships is awarded annually by open competition to prospective UCL MPhil/PhD students.  Applicants who wish to be considered for one of these studentships must first submit a complete application for admission to the PhD.  Full award studentships available to Home students cover the cost of approved tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant or ‘stipend.’  EU candidates will be eligible for a fees only award. 

All candidates with an Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) component in their research applying for an AQM award are eligible for a full award including a stipend regardless of their fee status with UCL (Home, EU or Overseas).

Departmental Teaching Assistantships

All PhD students who are registered on the Department's PhD programme and who have successfully completed the first year in the programme are eligible to apply for a Departmental Teaching Assistantship. All eligible PhD students are considered for these positions.  The duties of a Teaching Assistant include seminar teaching and coursework/examination marking.

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