UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Current Students

Information and resources for all current SSEES students.

Undergraduate & Graduate Taught 


Careers after SSEES.


Affiliate Students 

Undergraduate Handbooks

Graduate Taught Handbooks

Module Listings 
Reading Lists

Reading lists for modules can be found on the UCL Reading Lists Pages

Undergraduate Reading Lists for new Year 1 students starting in 2022

Student Support 
Forms, Policies & Guidelines

For student information and guidance on Extenuating Circumstances, including how to apply using ECsOnline, please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/academic-manual/chapters/chapter-2-student-support-framework/section-2-short-term-illness-and-other-extenuating

Prizes & Awards

Undergraduate Prizes

Postgraduate Prizes

  • The Frank Carter Postgraduate Prize (£300)
Term Dates

2022 - 23 Term Dates

  • First Term: Monday 26 September 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022
  • Second Term: Monday 9 January 2023 to Friday 24 March 2023 
  • Third Term: Monday 24 April 2023 to Friday 9 June 2023 

College Reading Weeks

Monday 7 November 2022 and Monday 13 February 2023


Postgraduate Research (PhD/MPhil)

Academic Regulations

UCL Student & Registry Services information

Research Student Handbook

SSEES MPhil/PhD Handbook

Training for Research Students

Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities 

UCL Doctoral School Academic Societies Fund

Funds are available for societies run by and for research students. More information and an application form can be found at: http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/funds/graduate-academic-societies-fund.html

Research Excellence Scholarships for Cross-disciplinary Training (One-Year)

Up to four scholarships annually are available to full-time UCL MPhil/PhD students from any country wishing to spend an additional year of their MPhil/PhD in another UCL department acquiring research skills and knowledge from a different discipline, which can be applied in their normal area of research. Training should be of one year's duration to permit sustained exposure to the new discipline. 

The scholarships can be taken at any point during the MPhil/PhD or programme.

Applicants must be:

  • in receipt of an offer of admission to or currently registered at UCL on a full-time MPhil/PhD  research programme, and;
  • in receipt of three years funding for their normal MPhil/PhD or programme.

Where the student is in receipt of a scholarship or funding e.g. from a Research Council, written permission for the arrangement must be sought from the relevant body. Self-funding students need to provide evidence that they have full funding for the remaining years of their PhD. Further information can be found at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships/research-excellence-scholarships-cross-disciplinary-training-one-year

Lindsey Hughes Postgraduate Bursary

Lindsey Hughes Bursary

SSEES Excellence Scholarships

Subject to the availability of funds, a scholarship competition will be announced in the autumn for a number of minor grants. The number and value will vary according to the funds available, and each grant will not normally exceed £3,000. In some years, no competition will be held.

The primary purpose of this scholarship is to support outstanding research students in the final stages of writing-up the dissertation. For more information and an application form please see the SSEES Research Students Moodle page.

UCL Research Excellence Scholarships

Up to 40 UCL Research Excellence Scholarships (RES) are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country.

In order to APPLY, you must: 

  • have submitted an admission application to, or currently be registered on, an eligible** full- or part-time eligible degree programme at UCL by the scholarship deadline; 
  • holding or expected to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

** PLEASE NOTE Distance learning, non-resident PhD and professional doctorates (DClinPsy, DDent, DEdPsy (Brain Sciences), DOrth and DPsychotherapy) are not eligible for this scholarship. EngD are not considered Professional Doctorates here and are eligible to apply.

You may apply if you are a current student, but if you are entering your third year of research you will normally only be considered for funding in exceptional circumstances.

In order to be AWARDED IF SELECTED, you must:

  • be in receipt of an offer of admission to, or currently be registered on, a full-time or part-time research degree programme at UCL.

The UCL-RES scholarship consists of full fees (either Home or Overseas) plus a maintenance stipend which increases each year with inflation. For 2022/23, the rate is £19,668 for full-time study (rates are calculated 'pro rata' for part-time students). The scholarship also includes additional research costs of up to £1,200 per year for the stated duration of the programme.

Further information can be found at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships/research-excellence-scholarship

SSEES Postgraduate Research Student Fund

SEEES has a limited amount of money each year that can be awarded to help cover additional training requirements and/or the cost of attending conferences for students who are presenting their research.

SSEES will review applications to the SSEES Postgraduate Research Fund twice a year. For the guidance notes and application form see below.

Please note that the SSEES Postgraduate Research Student Fund is not intended to support conference organisation. Students interested in organising conferences should contact Dr Kristin Roth-Ey (k.roth-ey@ucl.ac.uk) directly, or consider applying to the Doctoral School Academic Societies Fund (http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/funds/graduate-academic-societies-fund.html)


SSEES students registered for an MPhil/PhD (including on CRS status, but who have not yet submitted their thesis) who are self-financing or who hold scholarships that do not include an allowance for conferences. No more than a total of £1,000 can be awarded to each applicant during their programme of study (applicants can, however, make an unlimited number of applications as long as the total requested in all the applications does not exceed £1,000). The maximum award for any single application will be £500. Retrospective applications may be made, but please remember that we cannot reimburse receipts that are more than 1 month old. Please note that funds are limited and it may not be possible to support all eligible applications.


Please note: in the event that an authorised expense is not in fact incurred, for example due to illness, it is important that you inform the Postgraduate Administrator as soon as possible. This will allow us to offer the unused funds to another student and ensure they are not wasted.

We aim to review all applications and notify applicants of the outcome via e-mail within 2 weeks of the deadline.

Claiming an Award

Awards must be claimed within 1 month of incurring the costs or a payment may not be possible. UCL registered students with a UK bank account should submit claims using the iExpenses functionality in MyFinance. Original receipts for each item claimed must be submitted in the order they are listed (it is recommended claimants retain a copy of the form and receipts). Items claimed should be the same as those listed on the original application unless special circumstances have arisen in which case the changes must be justified. When actual costs are lower than the application estimates, the award will be reduced accordingly. Allow approximately one month between submission of a claim and receipt of payment.

How to Apply

See the PhD Moodle page for details and the application form. Applications will be accepted and considered on 1 November and 1 March. If there is any unspent funding, there will be an additional deadline of 15 May.


Encourage graduate research students to present their work at major conferences. Contribute to the cost of essential additional training unavailable at UCL. Contribute to the cost of language training essential for completion of the MPhil/PhD when this cannot be provided through regular programme provision. Contribute towards the cost of completing extra fieldwork.