Scholarships and Fees
The 2015 IMESS scholarships have now been awarded. Regrettably, we are not able to provide individual feedback due to the high number of applications.
Academic Excellence Bursaries (€5,000 in year 2) are available for the best performing students after the completion of year 1 at UCL (for students starting in 2014).
IMESS Excellence Bursary
Each year the IMESS Progression Board will award one or more Excellence Bursaries in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. The bursary will be awarded to the student(s) with the highest median mark for their first-year courses, excluding any language module, above a minimum threshold of a median mark of 70% (A). Those with a fully funded scholarship for both years of the IMESS programme will not be eligible for an award and those nominated for a bursary will be asked to sign a statement confirming that they are not in receipt of full funding. In the event of more than one bursary being awarded in any one year, no more than one bursary will normally be awarded to students on the same track.
Applications for the 2016 scholarships will open later this year – you may find more information about the process by clicking here.
There are many other possible funding opportunities available if you missed out this year: take a look through the table below for some ideas. Make sure you also check out the scholarship section of the main UCL website, available here: UCL scholarship information pages. The scholarshipportal.eu website is also a very good general source of information, available here: scholarshipportal.eu
|Who is it for?||Value||Next deadline|
|IMESS Academic Excellence Bursary||To academically outstanding based on year 1 results (excl. IMESS scholarship holders)||€5,000 in year 2||Decided by the IMESS Progression Board in June 2015.|
|Erasmus Mobility||Students going to a EU country in year 2||Bursary in year 2 (see more)*||UCL will apply on your behalf during year 1 (see more)|
|IMESS Scholarship: Category A||Eligible non-EU (incl EEA/EFTA) applicants||€49,000 over two years (for 2015 entry)||27 March 2015|
|IMESS Scholarship: Category B||Applicants not eligible for Category A||€29,000 over two years (for 2015 entry)||27 March 2015|
|Scholarships in the Czech Republic||Students going to Prague in year 2||Varies||Varies – check website|
|Finn-Guild scholarship (for UK/Finland only)||Permanent residents of UK or Finland||Value depends on the funds available.||Check website|
|CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología)||Mexican citizens||Fixed amount/month for year in UK||Check website|
|Visegrad Scholarship Program||Citizens of most Central and East European states||Fixed amount/year + fee contribution (for 2nd year)||Check website|
|Becas Talentia scholarship||Spanish citizens||Fixed amount/month + fees and travel||Check website|
|Fundación Rafael del Pino scholarship||Spanish citizens||Fixed amount/year + fees||Check website|
|Fundación Montemadrid scholarship||Spanish citizens||Fixed amount/month + fees + expenses||Check website|
|Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional y Desarrollo||Spanish citizens||Fixed amount/month + fee contribution||Check website|
|Fulbright Commission||US citizens||Fees + fixed amount (one year only)||Check website|
|Marshall Scholarships||US citizens||Fees + maintenance||Check website|
* The amount varies year by year depending on aggregate funding received by UCL and it is not guaranteed. Please contact the UCL Study Abroad Team about the details.
The fees for the academic term 2015/16 are £7,012 (€9,980) per year for EU students (incl EEA-EFTA) and £11,945 (€17,000) per year for International students from outside of the EU. Students holding IMESS Scholarships (Category A) pay the International fee. The fees are paid to UCL in Pounds based on a conversion rate set on 31 July each year. (Fees for 2015/16 to be confirmed in July 2015, liable to inflationary increase). You can find more information about your fee status: www.ukcisa.org.uk. If still uncertain, please contact UCL SSEES Senior Admissions Officer (email@example.com).