- UK citizens are eligible for a research council (STFC) award which covers tuition fees (£ 3,300) and maintenance. The STFC maintenance award was £ 14,940 for 2008/9 (inclusive of London allowance).
- EU citizens who did their degree at a UK university are also eligible for the same STFC award.
- A full list of STFC eligibility criteria can be found here .
- EU citizens who did not do their degree at a UK university are eligible for an STFC tuition fees-only award of £ 3,300 and must find maintenance money from another source. For outstanding EU candidates, the group may provide fees funding, but maintenance funds must be secured from other sources. UCL has a limited number (around 25) graduate scholarships (see below) which will cover both fees and a maintenance award.
- Overseas (but not EU) students are not eligible for any STFC awards and must find independent funding to cover fees (£ 16,030 per annum) and maintenance. Such students are also eligible to apply for GSRS awards.
The funding opportunities for non-UK citizens or EU citizens who did not graduate from a UK institute are as follows:
- UCL Graduate School Research Scholarships (GSRS) They cover both fees and cost of living. Further details can be found here . Strong candidates have a good chance of being successful. Students should also apply for an ORS award (see below). We advise you to apply to the HEP group first so we can help you with the scholarship application.
International Funding (Marshall, Fullbright, KF Wong, Aga Khan scholarships etc) : are listed on the UCL scholarship web-page
Additionally sources we have identified (not listed above) are:
- Bodossaki Foundation - Greek students
- Onassis Foundation - Greek students
- Alban Scholarships are a programme of high level scholarships funded by the European Union and available for Latin American students wishing to undertake postgraduate study within Europe
- The Anglo-Jewish Association offers grants up to £ 500 for non-British Jewish students who could not otherwise afford to enter university
- Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarships are for US undergraduate students seeking to undertake a study abroad programme
- Canada Student Loans Programme offers loans and grants to Canadian nationals who can demonstrate a financial need
- Cannon Colins Scholarship Programme offers funds to students from Southern African countries undertaking a one year taught masters in the UK
- Chevening scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, administered by the British Council, available in some 150 countries and nearly 2,300 are available each year
- China Scholarship Council sponsors some 3000 Chinese students annually to undertake studies abroad
- The Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan offers a number of opportunities for funding study in the UK
- Croucher Foundation Grants are intended to enable permanent residents of Hong Kong to engage in research work in Natural Science, Medicine or Technology overseas
- Great Britain - China Educational Trust Grants offer awards for study of up to £ 2500 for Chinese nationals to study in the UK
- Karin Rida Said Foundation Scholarships offer funding opportunities to Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian students for postgraduate study in the UK
- Lanekassen is the Norwegian student loans and grants awarding body and will support Norwegian students to study overseas
We encourage applicants to pursue these sources and where required we will support the case for funding. Before applying for any UCL (and ORS) awards candidates must have completed and sent in an official UCL graduate school application form. International candidates should endeavour to contact the group in good time, preferably the December before the next academic year.
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