March 7, 2012

UCL / UWC Undergraduate International Outreach Bursaries

UCL– United World Colleges Undergraduate International Outreach Bursaries, UK

Study Subject: Any field offered by the University
Scholarship Level: Undergraduate, Bursaries
Scholarship Provider: UCL, UWC
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Scholarship Description
The University College London (UCL) is collaborating with the United World Colleges (UWC) in a financial aid scheme to enable graduates of UWC, who are financially unable to study in the UK, to pursue full-time undergraduate studies at UCL. With this scheme UCL supports the aims of UWC to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Two bursaries are available annually for UWC-nominated students who have firmly accepted their UCL admissions offer.

Applicants must:
  • Be a final-year IB diploma student attending a United World College
  • Apply for admission through UCAS by January for a full-time undergraduate degree programme of study at UCL and firmly accept your UCL offer;
  • Be assessed as paying overseas tuition fees; and
  • Lack the financial means necessary to pursue undergraduate degree studies at UCL.
Selection criteria: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial hardship and academic merit, based on the aims of the bursary.

Scholarship benefits and duration
Each bursary will consist of full tuition fees and a maintenance allowance for the duration of the student’s programme of study, as well as international economy air travel to/from the UK at the beginning and end of the bursary-holder’s degree programme. The maintenance allowance will normally rise each year in line with inflation but at the absolute discretion of UCL.

In addition, the bursary includes an allowance (on request and up to a specified maximum sum per bursary holder) to permit two members of the bursary-holder’s family to attend their graduation ceremony. Annual renewal of the bursary is subject to good academic progress by the student.

Method of Application
You must apply for admission into UCL to be eligible to apply for a bursary.
Application for a bursary is by invitation. Taking into account the financial circumstances of their students, UWC Guidance Counselors/University Advisers will invite up to three eligible students from each UWC to apply for the bursary. If you fulfill all the eligibility criteria listed above, you may wish to inform your Guidance Counselor/University Advisor that you are interested in being invited to apply. Those students invited to apply will be provided with an electronic bursary application form by their Guidance Counselor/University Advisor, and will also by late February/early March receive an essay topic set each year by UCL, and instructions regarding the essay which is part of the application for a bursary.

Selection Procedure: From the applications received, UCL will select the two academically most promising candidates to be offered a bursary, subject to fulfilling the conditions of the UCL offer of admission.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for funding. Your application is deemed incomplete without a valid UCAS application number.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Complete applications and essays must be submitted electronically to the UWC Guidance Counselor/University Advisor by 16th March 2012

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