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Application procedures, fees, funding and scholarships

For information, please see the faculty admissions information here.

Programme-specific information can also be found in the 'Applying' section of each of the Bartlett's programmes.

DPU admissions

Applicants can apply to a maximum of three DPU Masters programmes. Each separate application will incur an application fee. Please make sure that you indicate your preference of choice.

If you require any further information about any specific course or application procedures, please send an e-mail message to dpu@ucl.ac.uk  or contact us at DPU's postal address.

Funding and scholarships

The Otto Koenigsberger Fund is available to students on its MSc programmes. For more information, please contact the DPU Courses Administrator

General information on funding and scholarships is provided by the Bartlett faculty here.

Overseas students are also encouraged to contact a local office of the British Council for information on possible scholarships. The following other organisations may be able to offer financial support:

  • United Nations
  • Ford Foundation
  • European Development Fund
  • Architects Registration Board (ARB)
  • Aga Khan Foundation for scholarships for applicants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tanzania


EU funding is also possible for studentships through the European Union where many programmes finance student exchanges and study periods overseas.

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships 

Applicants to the MPhil/PhD Development Planning research degree may also apply for a UCL Graduate Research Scholarships. These aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL and are available to both UK/EU and Overseas applicants. The deadline to submit an application to the  Development Planning Unit (by e-mailing steve.ridge@ucl.ac.uk)  is Friday 17 January 2014.

The scholarships consist of fees equivalent to the standard postgraduate UK/EU rate (2013/14: £4,400) plus a maintenance stipend (2013/14: £15,726) for full-time study (benefits are calculated 'pro rata' for part-time students). The scholarship also includes additional research costs at a level up to £1,000 per year for the stated duration of the programme. Awards are normally tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time research degree programme (or years 1-5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal.

For further details and an application form please see the UCL Graduate School website.