Full Bowman Scholarships at University College London in UK 2021

The University College London (UCL) is inviting applications for the Bowman Scholarships for undergraduates in the 2021/2022 academic session.

The Bowman Scholarships are for UK-based students of forced migration backgrounds who do not have the qualifications to enter an undergraduate degree, nor the finances to study a foundation year.

The Bowman Scholarships offer two talented students a full fee waiver for the Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate (UPC), UCL’s International Foundation course, on either the Sciences and Engineering (UPCSE) or the Humanities and Social Sciences (UPCH) pathway. The UPC provides students with a qualification to enter an undergraduate degree at UCL or other top-ranked UK universities.

University College London, which has operated under the official name of UCL since 2005, is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. It is a member institution of the federal University of London, and is the third largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrolment, and the largest by postgraduate enrolment.

Worth of Award

  • Full UPC tuition fees. Bowman scholars will also receive on-going academic and personal support, UCAS advice and scholarship signposting for their UG progression.


  • To be eligible for a Bowman Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria at the start of your application:
  • be living in the UK;
  • be a forced migrant as defined by UCL;
  • be in financial need as assessed by UCL (i.e with a household income of less than £42,875) – please refer to the Application Guidance Notes;
  • not have a qualification that allows you to apply directly to undergraduate degrees (e.g. full A levels);
  • not have completed undergraduate study;
  • be planning to apply to a UCL undergraduate degree (excluding: Fine Art BA/BFA and Medicine MBBS);
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be able to live in London and to support yourself financially for the academic year.

How to Apply

Applications are made directly to the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE).

  • You will first have to email the UPC Admissions Coordinator to indicate your interest.
  • You will then be invited to a pre-application ‘first contact’ discussion with the UPC Admissions Coordinator.
  • Following the meeting, you will be sent a link to complete your online application. Please read the Application Guidance Notes carefully before submitting.

UPC application

You will also need to complete the standard UPC application stages:

  • complete the online application form and submit any available documents, such as proof of immigration status, school transcripts, English language qualification and references. If you do not have an English language qualification, we may invite you to an academic English assessment;
  • take one or two entrance test(s);
  • have an interview.
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Deadline: The deadline for the scholarship is August 1, 2021.


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