Science and Technology Studies


STS offers degrees at each university level: undergraduate, masters, and PhD


New PhD Funding Available for BME Students

12 November 2018

Windsor Fellowship is working with UCL to launch a new scholarships programme to support BME postgraduate research degree students – The UCL Research Opportunity Scholarship (UCL-ROS).

Study at UCL - Scholarships now available

The UCL-ROS scheme offers full financial support and a skills development programme, both designed to promote academia as a more attractive career option.


This includes:


  • Standard postgraduate UK/EU fees;

  • A maintenance stipend;

  • Coaching, mentoring support and advocacy;

  • Enhanced training and skills development from UCL’s Organisation Development Team, through UCL’s Doctoral Skills Development Programme (including the “Brilliant Club” scholars programme) and the Windsor Fellowship;

  • Dedicated and bespoke careers advice from the UCL’s Careers team;

  • Enhanced networking opportunities and support with joining external academic societies and forums.


The scholarships are open to individuals who meet both of the following criteria:

  • Applying to a research degree at UCL in one of the following faculties:

  • UK-permanent residents from one of the following BME ethnic groups:

    • Black (Black or Black British African, Black or Black British Caribbean, Black or Black British other or Mixed Black or Black British)

    • Pakistani (Pakistani or Pakistani British, or Pakistani Mixed or Pakistani Mixed British)

    • Bangladeshi (Bangladeshi or Bangladeshi British, or Bangladeshi Mixed or Bangladeshi Mixed British)


Awardees will be selected by a panel from UCL and the Windsor Fellowship on the basis of:

  • Holding an ‘offer’ of a place/admission on an eligible UCL research degree programme;

  • Academic attainment – as demonstrated by prior results, references, publications and research proposal;

  • Financial need – based on socio-economic background.


Candidates should first make an informal research enquiry to STS before submitting their application for admission to UCL – contact us at sts@ucl.ac.uk


The closing date for a completed UCL-ROS application is midnight on 31st January 2019


For more information on the Scholarship, including how to apply, visit the Windsor Fellowship Website.