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. 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. 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.
Applicants must be: in receipt of the offer of admission to or currently registered at UCL for full- or part-time research degree programme, and; liable to pay tuition fees as 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.