UCL Research Excellence Scholarships – University College London


Deadline: January 12, 2024
UCL’s Research Excellence Scholarship (UCL-RES) is our new prestigious scholarship which aims to attract outstanding scholars to undertake doctoral research at UCL.

We are offering up to 40 fully funded UCL Research Excellence Scholarships (RES) to exceptional applicants from any country. Both prospective and current UCL doctoral students can apply.

Key information
Value: Full fees (Home/Overseas); maintenance stipend for the standard length of the research portion of the programme of study, or remainder thereof; research costs
Available to: Prospective and current students
Selection criteria: Academic merit
Eligible fee status: UK, Overseas
Eligible programmes: Full-time or part-time MPhil/PhD and EngD (excluding distance learning and professional doctorates)
Additional eligibility criteria: At least 2:1 at undergraduate (or equivalent)
Deadline: Friday, 12 January 2024
Successful candidates notified: notification sent to successful students

In order to APPLY, you must:

have submitted a completed admission application to, or currently be registered on, an eligible** full- or part-time eligible 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-time or part-time research degree programme at UCL.
** PLEASE NOTE Distance learning, non-resident PhD and professional doctorates (DClinPsy, DDent, DEdPsy (Brain Sciences), DOrth and DPsychotherapy) are not eligible for this scholarship. EngD are not considered Professional Doctorates here and are eligible to apply.

Value, benefits, and duration
The UCL-RES scholarship consists of full fees (either Home or Overseas) plus a maintenance stipend during the research portion of the prorgamme which increases each year with inflation. For 2023/24, the rate is £20,622 for full-time study (rates are calculated ‘pro rata’ for part-time students). For 2024/25, the rate is to be confirmed.

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

Awards are made for the normal length of the research portion of the programme of study. This is normally 3 years for a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or 5 years for part-time study), subject to sufficient academic progress. Please note the funding does not cover CRS/writing up year(s).

Where students are undertaking integrated four-year doctoral programmes, the award will be extended to the 4th year of research.

The funding start date for the start of the academic year. For 2024/25 should be 23 September 2024 (TBC).

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