The UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS), aim to attract high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research. Approximately 40 awards are available annually.Awards consist of fee funding to cover the difference between Overseas and UK/EU tuition fees.
UCL-ORS recipients who do not have any other fee funding will receive additional UCL funding to cover remaining tuition fees for the duration of the award.
The award does not cover the Additional Fee Element (AFE) of your programme (if applicable), unless you are also awarded a UCL GRS award.
Where students are undertaking an integrated four-year doctoral programme the award will be extended to their final year of study.
If granted, funding begins at the start of the next academic session.
Applicants are advised to secure additional funding to cover living costs, which are estimated to be in the region of £13,000 per year. UCL-ORS awards may be held in conjunction with UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) and other non-fee awards (unless the fee award covers the Home/EU rate only).
How to Apply:
There is one common application procedure and form for a number of research student scholarship schemes.
All applicants will be considered for a UCL GRS, and overseas fee payers will also be considered for the UCL ORS award and, if applicable, the UCL-CSC (China Scholarships Council) Scholarships. You only need to complete one application form to be considered for any of these funding schemes, provided you fulfil the relevant eligibility criteria.
Before completing the application form, please read the Research Scholarship Application Form Guidance Notes.
Eligible candidates must complete the Research Scholarship Application Form, and submit it – along with supporting documents specified in the form, including references for which the templates can be downloaded here:
Complete applications along with required documentation as detailed in the form must be submitted to the applicant’s academic department. In order to be shortlisted, you must make sure that your scholarship application is complete.
All applications should be sent to the relevant academic department/institute/division/unit. Please check with the administrative staff in your departmental office for details of who to send your application to.
Applications must be submitted to departments no later than Wednesday 6 January 2016. Please be aware that some academic departments set their own deadlines which may be earlier than this date, so make sure you check with them directly.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account.