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UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (UCL-ORS) in UK, 2014/15

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University College London is offering approximately 40 overseas research scholarships for international students in UK. Applicants must be holding or expecting to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account. The application deadline is 17th January 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University College London.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research program at University College London.
Scholarship Provider: University College London, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: 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 fee 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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.

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

Number of award(s): Approximately 40 UCL-ORS awards are available annually.

Duration of award(s): Awards are tenable for the 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.

What does it cover?

  • 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.
  • 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. 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).

Selection Criteria: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account.

Notification: Successful applicants will be notified during w/c 3rd March 2014.

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. You only need to complete one application form to be considered for any of these funding schemes, provided you fulfills the relevant eligibility criteria.
  • Before completing the application form, please read the Research Scholarship Application Form Guidance Notes.
  • Eligible candidates must complete the UCL Research Scholarship Application Form, and submit it – along with supporting documents specified in the form.
  • Reference forms are part of the application form but they are available to be downloaded separately from the links below if required.
  • Please note that we have prepared information that may be helpful for your chosen referee, the UCL Guidance for Referees. We suggest you provide your referee with a copy of this document when asking for an academic reference.
  • 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 for the correct address.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 17th January 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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