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.
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.
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.
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 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.
time and stress is saved if applicants can arrange accommodation
well before the start of the academic year in September. As indicated on
your offer letter, information on accommodation is available at www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/accommodation.
in London is expensive and hard to find, especially at the start
of the academic year. Therefore, if you cannot make adequate
arrangements before you arrive in London, you should make sure that you
arrive at least two weeks before the start of the academic year to find a
place to stay and to get settled. If you want to rent
privately, it is advisable that you personally inspect a property before
signing a contract and paying a deposit; in any case, most landlords
are unwilling to make a commitment to potential tenants who are not
present. Our advice is that you initially arrange
temporary accommodation in a student hall of residence or the more
expensive bed and breakfast hotels in Central London.
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Should you find a place to rent over the internet, NEVER send deposit money in cash (e.g. through money wiring systems like Western Union) to an individual you do not know personally. If offered a room by UCL’s Student Accommodation office you will be required to make a deposit through a transfer to a UK bank account or as a credit card payment; they will not demand payment in cash. If in doubt, please contact the DPU or UCL’s Student Accommodation office.