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Scholarship for Research Excellence 2023

  • University College London
  • Fully Funded
  • PhD
  • UK
  • International Students
  • 2022-23

Scholarship Description:

International Students can apply for the Research Excellence Scholarship 2023. The fellowship provides for PhD-level studies in any subject taught at University College London. The scholarship deadline is January 13, 2023. University College London, also known as UCL, is a public research university in London, England. It is a federal University of London member institution and the second-biggest university in the United Kingdom by overall enrolment and the largest by postgraduate enrolment. UCL’s Research Excellence Grant (UCL-RES) is a new distinguished scholarship offered by UCL that aims to encourage excellent scholars to pursue Ph.D. studies at UCL. They are giving out 40 fully funded UCL Research Excellence Scholarships (RES) to outstanding candidates from any nation. Both prospective and existing UCL doctorate students are eligible to apply.

Degree Level:

  • Ph.D. level program

Available Subjects:

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

The UCL-RES scholarship covers full tuition (either domestic or international) as well as a maintenance stipend that grows with inflation each year. For 2022/23, the rate is £19,668 for full-time study (part-time students’ rates are computed ‘pro rata’).

The scholarship additionally offers up to £1,200 in additional research fees every year for the length of the program.

Awards are given throughout the program of study. This is usually three years for full-time MPhil/Ph.D./EngD degree programs (or five years for part-time study), assuming satisfactory academic progress. Please keep in mind that the grant does not cover the CRS/writing up the year (s).

The grant will be extended through the last year of study for students enrolled in integrated four-year Ph.D. programs. The financing begins at the start of the academic year. This will be September 25, 2023, for 2023/24.

Eligible Nationalities:

  • All Nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

To APPLY, you must first:

  • having filed an admission application to, or presently be registered on, an eligible** full- or part-time eligible degree course at UCL by the scholarship deadline; holding or projected to obtain at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or comparable qualification.

To be AWARDED IF SELECTED, you must do the following:

  • be offered admission to, or presently enrolled in, a full-time or part-time research degree course at UCL.
  • If you are a current student, you may apply, but if you are in your third year of study, you will typically only be considered for funding in exceptional circumstances.

**PLEASE NOTE: This grant is not available for distance learning, non-resident PhDs, or professional doctorates (DClinPsy, DDent, DEdPsy (Brain Sciences), DOrth, and DPsychotherapy). EngDs are not regarded Professional Doctorates in this country and are therefore eligible to apply.

Application Procedure:

To apply for the UCL-RES, you must first complete the following steps:

Step one is to apply for admission to UCL.
Prospective students should follow the guidelines below; existing students who are already enrolled in their research degrees can go forward to Step 2.

By the stipulated time, you must submit a full application for admission to a qualified degree program. To apply for the scholarship, you must have filed your entrance application and not received an offer of a seat at UCL.

Step 2: Send your scholarship application materials to your department.
The procedures below apply to both prospective and existing students.

You must tell your academic department/institute/division/unit that you want to be considered for a UCL-RES and submit the documents listed below. Please consult our list of administrative contacts to determine where to send your application materials. If your department’s appropriate contact is not mentioned, please check with the administrative personnel in your departmental office for clarification on where to submit your application materials.

The following documents are required:

  • Cover page for a Research Scholarship
  • File Research Scholarships cover sheet (Word) *It is advised that you use Firefox or Internet Explorer.
  • CV – Please ensure that your CV is up to date and includes a list of any publications, past/current honors, awards, and scholarships.
  • A simple overview of your study proposal in Word or PDF format (max. 200 words). When creating your research proposal/outline, keep in mind that the members of the selection panel are unlikely to be experts in your field. Please define the purpose of your research, the methods you will employ, and the possible importance of your study to your discipline in straightforward language that academics from any subject can understand. It is critical that you pay close attention to this summary and write it down. It is critical that you pay close attention to this summary and write in as clear a manner as possible, since it may have a big impact on the result of your application.
  • You should write the proposal, not your supervisor or any other member of the academic department personnel.
  • Academic transcripts – Please ensure that each academic transcript provided contains information about the grading scale/grade range available for that degree.
  • Two opposing parties

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