UCL Graduate Research Scholarships

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  • £17,609

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL.

UCL's Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country.

This is a scholarship by

University College London (UCL)

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In order to APPLY, you must:

  • have submitted an application to, or currently be registered on, a full- or part-time research degree programme at UCL by the scholarship deadline;
  • holding or expected to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

In order to be AWARDED IF SELECTED, you must:

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

You may apply if you are a current student, but if you are entering your third year of research you will normally only be considered for funding in exceptional circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are an Online, Non-resident PhDs and Professional Doctorate student, you are not currently eligible for this scholarship programme.

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The scholarships consist of fees equivalent to the standard postgraduate UK rate (£5,525) plus a maintenance stipend (£17,609) for full-time study (benefits are calculated 'pro rata' for part-time students).

The scholarship also includes additional research costs of up to £1,200 per year for the stated duration of the programme.


In order to apply for GRS, you must complete the following steps:

Step 1 - apply for admission to UCL

Step 2 - submit your scholarship application documents to your department

The mandatory documents are as follows:

  • Research Scholarship cover sheet
  • CV – Please make sure your CV is up to date and lists all publications, past/current prizes, awards, and scholarships.
  • A lay summary of your research proposal, on a Word or PDF document (max. 200 words). When writing your research proposal/outline please note that the selection panel members are not likely to be specialists in your subject.
  • Academic transcripts - Please ensure that each academic transcript submitted includes clarification on the grading scale/range of grades possible for that degree.
  • 2 References – Reference number 1 should relate to your most recently completed university programme/degree