The University College, London invites applications from international students for the 2014-15 UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS) which is awarded to undertake MPhil/PhD/EngD research in the institution. The scholarships in UK are for graduate and postgraduate study in the UK.
Awards are tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1 to 5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal. Approximately 40 UCL-ORS awards are available annually.
Worth of Awards
- Awards consist of fee funding to cover the difference between Overseas and UK/EU tuition fees.
- UCL-ORS recipients who do not have any other fee funding will receive additional UCL funding to cover remaining tuition fees for the duration of the UCL-ORS award.
- The award does not cover the Additional Fee Element (AFE) of your programme (if applicable), unless you are also awarded a UCL GRS award.
- Awards are tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1 to 5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal.
- Where students are undertaking an integrated four-year doctoral programme the award will be extended to their final year of study.
- If granted, funding begins at the start of the next academic session.
- Applicants are advised to secure additional funding to cover living costs, which are estimated to be in the region of £12,000 per year. Where UCL-ORS awards may be held in conjunction with UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) and other non-fee awards (unless the fee award covers the Home/EU rate only).
Applicants must be:
- in receipt of an offer of admission to (please see IMPORTANT NOTE below) or currently registered at UCL on a full- or part-time research degree programme, and;
- liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate (Overseas fees status), and;
- holding or expecting to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
- While current students may apply, those entering their third year of research will normally only be considered for funding in exceptional circumstances.
Selection Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account.
How to Apply
- There is one common application procedure and form for a number of research student scholarship schemes.
- All applicants will be considered for a UCL GRS, and overseas fee payers will also be considered for the UCL ORS award and, if applicable, the UCL-CSC (China Scholarships Council) Scholarships.
- Applicants only need to complete one application form to be considered for any of these funding schemes, provided they fulfil the relevant eligibility criteria.
- Before completing the application form, applicants are to read the Research Scholarship Application Form Guidance Notes.
- Eligible candidates must complete the UCL Research Scholarship Application Form, and submit it – along with supporting documents specified in the form.
- Reference forms are part of the application form but they are available to be downloaded separately from the links below if required.
- Complete applications along with required documentation as detailed in the form must be submitted to the applicant’s academic department.
- In order to be shortlisted, Applicants must make sure that their scholarship application is complete.
- All applications should be sent to the relevant academic department/institute/division/unit.
- All applicants are to check with the administrative staff in their departmental office for details of who to send their application to.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted to departments by January 17, 2014. Successful candidates can expect to be notified by March 7, 2014 at the latest. If you do not hear from them by that date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.