Research Excellence Scholarship 2023

  • Fully Funded
  • University College London
  • PhD
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • UK
  • 01/13/2023
Expired in
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Description for Research Excellence Scholarship:

Research Excellence Scholarship 2023 is open for International Students . The scholarship allows PhD level program(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at University College London . The deadline of the scholarship is expired at 13 Jan 2023.

University College London, which operates as UCL, is a public research university in London, United Kingdom. It is a member institution of the federal University of London, and is the second-largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrolment and the largest by postgraduate enrolment. UCL’s Research Excellence Scholarship (UCL-RES) is UCL's new prestigious scholarship which aims to attract outstanding scholars to undertake doctoral research at UCL. They are offering 40 fully funded UCL Research Excellence Scholarships (RES) to exceptional applicants from any country. Both prospective and current UCL doctoral students can apply. 

Degree Level for Research Excellence Scholarship:

Research Excellence Scholarship 2023 is available to undertake PhD level programs at University College London.

Available Subjects for Research Excellence Scholarship:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Benefits for Research Excellence Scholarship:

The UCL-RES scholarship consists of full fees (either Home or Overseas) plus a maintenance stipend which increases each year with inflation. For 2022/23, the rate is £19,668) for full-time study (rates are calculated 'pro rata' for part-time students).

The scholarship also includes additional research costs of up to £1,200 per year for the stated duration of the programme.

Awards are made for the normal length of the programme of study. This is normally 3 years for a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or 5 years for part-time study), subject to sufficient academic progress. Please note the funding does not cover CRS/writing up year(s).

Where students are undertaking integrated four-year doctoral programmes, the award will be extended to the final year of study.

The funding start date is the start of the academic year. For 2023/24, this will be 25 September 2023.

Eligible Nationalities for Research Excellence Scholarship:

This scholarship is open to all international students.

Eligibility Criteria for Research Excellence Scholarship:

In order to APPLY, you must:

  • have submitted an admission application to, or currently be registered on, an eligible** full- or part-time eligible degree programme at UCL by the scholarship deadline;
  • holding or expected to achieve at least an upper second-class Honours UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

In order to be AWARDED IF SELECTED, you must:

  • be in receipt of an offer of admission to, or currently be registered on, a full-time or part-time research degree programme at UCL.

You may apply if you are a current student, but if you are entering your third year of research you will normally only be considered for funding in exceptional circumstances.

** PLEASE NOTE Distance learning, non-resident PhD and professional doctorates (DClinPsy, DDent, DEdPsy (Brain Sciences), DOrth and DPsychotherapy) are not eligible for this scholarship. EngD are not considered Professional Doctorates here and are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure for Research Excellence Scholarship:

In order to apply for the UCL-RES, you must complete the following steps: 

Step 1 - apply for admission to UCL

The following instructions apply to prospective students – current students already enrolled on their research degrees can proceed directly to Step 2. 

You must submit a complete application for admission onto an eligible degree programme by the specified deadline. You do not need to have secured an offer of a place at UCL in order to apply for the scholarship, but you must have submitted your admission application.

Step 2 - submit your scholarship application documents to your department

The following instructions apply to both prospective and current students.

You must contact your academic department/institute/division/unit to notify them that you would like to be considered for a UCL-RES and must submit the below documents to them. Please use our list of administrative contacts page  to find where to submit your application materials. If the relevant contact for your department is not listed, please check directly with the administrative staff in your departmental office for guidance on where to submit your application materials. 

The mandatory documents are as follows:

  1. Research Scholarship cover sheet (download the  

    Research Scholarships cover sheet (Word)

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  2. CV – Please ensure your CV is up to date and lists all publications, past/current prizes, awards, and scholarships. 
  3. A lay summary of your research proposal, on a Word or PDF document (max. 200 words).  When writing your research proposal/outline please note that the selection panel members are not likely to be specialists in your subject. Please describe clearly – in language which can be understood by academics from any discipline – the aim of your research, the methodology you will use and the potential significance of this study to your discipline. It is extremely important that you pay attention to this summary and write in as clear language as possible as it may significantly affect the outcome of your application. The proposal should be written by you, not your supervisor or any other member of academic department staff.
  4. Academic transcripts - Please ensure that each academic transcript submitted includes clarification on the grading scale/range of grades possible for that degree.
  5. 2 References 

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