Over £500k in bursaries to support under-represented students in postgraduate study

18 March 2014

The UCL portico

26 bursaries, covering the full tuition fee cost and including £10,000 maintenance funding are available for students from under-represented backgrounds to undertake postgraduate study at UCL Engineering.

The scheme supports traditionally under-represented groups, such as care-givers, those with children, those with no history of private education, and, in the case of engineering, women, to engage in graduate study at UCL. This continues UCL’s history of, and commitment to, making education available to all.

They are offered as part of the UCL Graduate Support Bursary scheme, a section of UCL’s wider initiative to support graduate Master’s students and funded through the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme.


Participating courses in UCL Engineering


As well as financial support, postgraduate students can also access mentoring from academia and industry, skills development, and all the resources of UCL’s Graduate School. Childcare support is also available. This scheme is open to prospective students domiciled in the UK who have “Home” tuition fee status. See the UCL graduate support pages for information on eligibility and application:

Summer schools and taster days

Several departments are offering opportunities for candidates to get a taste of the research experience before applying:

  • UCL Chemical Engineering Summer School invites final year undergraduates to a challenging and stimulating two day programme, featuring cutting edge research and ideal for those considering further study. Contact Dr S Martynov for information and to register. Travel assistance is available.
  • UCL Computer Science Taster Day, 2nd April offers an opportunity to visit the department, see presentations from Programme Directors and undertake hands-on practicals using our labs, facilities and equipment. Register online now; travel assistance available.
  • UCL Biochemical Engineering Open Days give an introduction to the Department and subject, a tour of its state-of-the-art laboratories and pilot plant and the opportunity to meet with current students. From 2 – 4.30pm on the 9th April and the 11th June. Register online.

The closing date for applications to the scheme is the 30th of June, and students must have applied for their chosen Master’s programme by that date.

The video below, produced by UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering and UCL Computer Science, explains more about the benefits of studying a Master’s course and the support a UCL Graduate Support Scholarship offers.

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