UCL Wolfson Postgraduate Research Scholarship in UK, 2019/20

Scholarship Description:

The Wolfson Foundation is happy to announce three postgraduate research awards in the humanities – these will be for three areas in history, literature and languages for the 2019/20 academic year. Scholarships are only UK/EU applicants are eligible.

Host College/University:

UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.

Degree level:

Scholarships are available to study postgraduate research programme.

Field of Study:

The Wolfson Foundation is offering three postgraduate research awards in the humanities – these will be for three areas in history, literature and languages.

Scholarship Award: 

Each student starting in 2019/20 will receive a total of £86,250, which equates to £28,750 per annum. The funding available covers a stipend, fees and a research allowance.


  • Only UK/EU applicants are eligible.
  • For the 2019/20 academic year, the Joint Faculty has agreed to offer 3 additional scholarships so six awards will be offered in total.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

Departments in the faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social and Historical Sciences and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies are able to nominate students for the Wolfson Scholarships.

Wolfson Scholarships will be available in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature and languages.

The awards are available for doctoral research only, and will be paid over three years (or up to six years part time). For full-time students, it is expected that students complete their doctorate in three years.

Students should have an outstanding academic record, usually a first class honours degree at undergraduate level and a Master’s degree from a recognised university in a cognate field of study to their proposed doctoral research.

Awards are for students beginning their doctoral study at the start of the academic year 2019/20.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Applying procedure Instructions:   

How to Apply: Departmental Graduate Tutors should send nominations (normally no more than three for any one subject discipline and up to a maximum of six per department/unit) to the Joint Faculty Office (j.noteboom-at-ucl.ac.uk) by Friday 25 January 2019.

Nominations should include the following:

  1. An indication of the subject discipline most relevant
  2. The full UCL PhD application form
  3. A research proposal of no more than 1000 words
  4. A letter from the proposed supervisor confirming that they are willing to supervise the specific project outlined.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

January 25, 2019.

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