The University College London UCL Scholarships and Funding is a total Funding package for all grades of students, whether domestic or international students, on undergraduate or postgraduate courses. There are various and varying scholarships and funding available to cover tuition, living costs, research projects, accommodation and more. There are also Grants and Loan options available.
Details | UCL Scholarships and Funding
We will be giving you some guide into the various scholarships and funding available in the various levels, and programme categories in the University College. Find out what options are available for you to help pay for your fees and living costs while you study for your degree.
An Undergraduate Degree Cost
An undergraduate degree has two elements to consider when calculating cost- tuition fees and living costs.
Tuition Fees: This varies from programme to programme, and depend on your fee classification. You can check the Undergraduate Prospectus for information on what your fees may be for any particular programme.
Living costs: The amount spent on living costs may vary greatly from student to student and depend on lifestyle and individual circumstances. The estimated average would be £312 per week, £1,351 per month or £12,145 per academic year.
Government loans: The Student Finance (UK students and those covered by the EU Withdrawal Agreements) may be Loans for tuition fees and maintenance made available from the UK government.
Home students will need to apply to the relevant funding authority for the nation they normally live in, as:
- Student Finance England
- Student Finance Northern Ireland
- Student Awards Agency for Scotland
- Student Finance Wales
US Loans: UCL participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans). This is the main U.S. Federal funding available to American students in the UK. Students applying to Direct Loans for study at UCL should follow the instructions carefully.
Canadian Loans: Students from Canada may be able to apply for Canada Student Loans and provincial or territorial student assistance.
UCL Undergraduate Bursary: The UCL Undergraduate Bursary provides support to UK undergraduates with a household income below £42,875. The Bursary is given in each year of undergraduate study, provided the household income remains below £42,875. You do not have to repay the UCL Undergraduate Bursary.
Estranged Student Bursary: UCL offers a £1,000 per-year bursary for UK undergraduate students who are estranged from their family.
Care Leaver Bursary: UCL offers a £1,000 per-year bursary for UK undergraduate students who live or have lived in care.
UCL Scholarships | UCL Scholarships and Funding
There are a number of scholarships available to undergraduate students. You can use the scholarships finder to search for awards that you might be eligible for. Your academic department may also be able to provide you with more information about funding. Use the scholarships finder.
Other sources of funding
There are other programme or subject-specific funding available. These are usually placed on an online notice board, but UCL does not administer or take responsibility for any of these schemes.
Postgraduate Taught Courses | UCL Scholarships and Funding
Funding for Master’s study can be limited, so most students piece together different funding sources to cover their costs. Funding may be for internal, external or overseas research or exchange programmes.
UCL Master’s Cost
For Master’s study, there are two elements to consider – tuition fees and living costs.
Tuition Fees: Tuition fees will vary from programme to programme, and depend on your fee Classification.
The below full-time tuition fees for an academic year do not include fees set by other providers.
UCL Tuition fees (Entry Level):
|UK students||Overseas students|
|Master’s programmes||£9,250 – £34,100||£18,800 – £51,370|
|MRes programmes||£5,525 – £20,600||£22,230 – £31,310|
Living costs: Living costs may vary greatly from student to student and depend on lifestyle and individual circumstances. An estimated average would be £268 per week or £1,156 per month, or £13,852 for the 52-week academic year.
Government loans: Some governments offer loans for students pursuing postgraduate study. Check these with your home government to see what funding they may offer.
Postgraduate Master’s Loan from Student Finance: Unlike undergraduate Student Finance, this is a single loan that acts as a contribution towards the cost of study. It is unlikely that it will cover the cost of both tuition fees and maintenance. Currently, you could get up to £11,836.
Postgraduate Loans Eligibility: Information on the loan including full eligibility details can be found on the Student Finance Master’s Loan website.
U.S. Loans: This is the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans) – the main U.S. Federal funding available to American students in the UK.
Canadian Loans: Only students from Canada may be able to apply for this.
Scholarships | UCL Scholarships and Funding
UCL and some external organisations provide scholarships to Master’s students.
UCL Postgraduate Scholarships
There are a number of scholarships available to postgraduate students including UCL Masters Bursary for UK students and the UCL Global Masters Scholarship for international students. You can use the scholarships finder to search for awards that you might be eligible for. Your academic department will also be able to provide you with more information about funding.
Online aggregators like Postgraduate Studentships, Scholarship Search, Postgraduate Funding and International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search contain information on a variety of external schemes.
Postgrad.com has a selection of bursaries that are open to postgraduate students from anywhere in the world.
If you have specific circumstances or ethnic or religious background it is worth searching for scholarships, bursaries, or grants that relate to those things. Some schemes are very specific.