Applications are now being accepted from outstanding students for the 2014-15 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships which will enable them to undertake research at University College London. Up to 17 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country.
Worth of Awards

  • The scholarships consist of fees equivalent to the standard postgraduate UK/EU rate (2013/14: £4,400) plus a maintenance stipend (2013/14: £15,726) for full-time study (benefits are calculated ‘pro rata’ for part-time students). The scholarship also includes additional research costs at a level up to £1,000 per year for the stated duration of the programme.
  • Awards are normally tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time research degree programme (or years 1-5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal.
  • Where students are undertaking integrated four-year doctoral programmes the award will be extended to the final year of study.
  • If granted, funding begins at the start of the next academic session.


Applicants must be:

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

scholarship 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.
  • Applicants will be considered for a UCL GRS, and overseas fee payers will also be considered for the UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) 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 UCL Research Scholarship 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, you must make sure that your scholarship application is complete.
  • All applications should be sent to the relevant academic department/institute/division/unit. Please check with the administrative staff in your departmental office for details of who to send your application to.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to departments no later than January 17, 2014.
Successful candidates can expect to be notified by March 7,  2014 at the latest.
 For more details and to apply online, click here