Up to four scholarships annually are available to full-time UCL MPhil/PhD and EngD students from any country wishing to spend an additional year of their MPhil/PhD or EngD in another UCL department acquiring research skills and knowledge from a different discipline, which can be applied in their normal area of research. Training should be of one year's duration to permit sustained exposure to the new discipline.
The scholarships can be taken at any point during the MPhil/PhD or EngD programme.
Applicants must be:
in receipt of an offer of admission to or currently registered at UCL on a full-time MPhil/PhD or EngD research programme, and;
in receipt of three years funding for their normal MPhil/PhD or EngD programme.
Where the student is in receipt of a scholarship or funding e.g. from a Research Council, written permission for the arrangement must be sought from the relevant body. Self-funding students need to provide evidence that they have full funding for the remaining years of their PhD.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential. Financial circumstances are not taken into account.
Value: Benefits and Duration
The scholarships consist of fees equivalent to the applicable graduate rate (UK/EU or overseas) plus a maintenance stipend of £15,726 (2013/14) or - in the case of recipients who already hold a Research Council grant - one that will match their current maintenance grant. The scholarship also includes additional research costs at a level up to £1,000 per year for the stated duration of the programme.
The Cross-Disciplinary Scholarships are tenable for one academic year of full-time study in the host department, starting from September.
Application Procedure and Deadline
Applications must be made by the Head of the student's home department in conjunction with the Graduate Tutor.
Complete applications must be submitted by 31 January before the start of the relevant academic session. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.
Applications should be sent to: Student Funding UCL Student & Registry Services University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT UK
Notification of Results
A selection panel of UCL academics meets in early March and successful candidates can expect to be notified by mid-March at the latest.