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Application procedures, fees, funding and scholarships

For information, please see the faculty admissions information page.

You can find programme-specific information in the 'Applying' section of each programme.

DPU admissions

You can apply to a maximum of three DPU Master's programmes, but please indicate your preference. Each separate application will incur an application fee.

For more information, please email or write to us.

Funding and scholarships

The Otto Koenigsberger Fund is available to students on its MSc programmes. Download the OKS information pack and application form or contact the DPU Courses Administrator to find out more.

For more information, see the Bartlett funding and scholarships page.

Overseas students can also contact a local office of the British Council for scholarship information, as well as these organisations:

  • 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

The EU also provides funding for student exchanges and study periods overseas.

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships 

Applicants to the MPhil/PhD Development Planning research degree may also apply for UCL Graduate Research Scholarships.

They’re available for both UK and overseas applicants and include:

  • up to £18,670 for tuition fees per year (increasing per year)
  • approximately £16,539 for maintenance per year (increasing per year)
  • up to £1,500 for two return flights
  • up to £450 for fieldwork support (if required)

Awards are normally tenable for years 1–3 of a full-time research degree programme (or years 1–5 for part-time), subject to annual review.

The 2016/17 deadline has now passed, information for 2017/18 will be available later in the year.

For more information, please see the UCL Graduate School website.


It’s much easier to arrange accommodation before the start of the academic year in September. If this isn’t possible, you should arrive at least 2 weeks early to find a place to stay.

If you’re renting privately, you should personally inspect a property before signing a contract and paying a deposit. We recommend that you initially arrange temporary accommodation in a student hall of residence or bed and breakfast hotel in Central London.

These resources may be helpful:

Should you find a place to rent online, NEVER send deposit money in cash to an individual you do not know personally.

If offered a room by UCL’s Student Accommodation office, you’ll have to make a deposit through a transfer to a UK bank account or as a credit card payment; not in cash. If in doubt, please contact the DPU or UCL’s Student Accommodation office.

For more information, see UCL's accommodation page.