18 November 2013

UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS) in UK

The UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS), aim to attract high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research.
Approximately 40 UCL-ORS awards are available annually.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:
  • in receipt of an offer of admission or currently registered at UCL on a full- or part-time research degree programme, and;
  • liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate (Overseas fees status), and;
  • holding or expecting to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
While current students may apply, those entering their third year of research will normally only be considered for funding in exceptional circumstances.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account

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 UCL-ORS 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.
Awards are tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1 to 5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal.
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 £12,000 per year. Where  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). 

17th January 2014