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2018/2019 University College London IRDR Masters Scholarship

The IRDR are delighted to announce four new scholarship awards for overseas fee paying MSc and MRes students in the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction for academic year 2018/19. All of these scholarships are awarded as a reduction in overseas full-time student fees, and are open to students applying to any of the following programmes:

  • MSc in Risk Disaster and Resilience
  • MSc in Risk and Disaster Science
  • MSc in Space Risk and Disaster Reduction
  • MRes in Risk and Disaster Reduction


Details of the Scholarships

Scholarship 1 (two awards):             £12,500 towards overseas tuition fees.

One award for any overseas fee paying student, and one for students domiciled in an ODA nation*

Scholarship 2 (two awards):             £5,000 towards overseas tuition fees.

One award for any overseas fee paying student, and one for students domiciled in an Official Development Assistance (ODA) nation*

Application deadline is 27th April 2018.

Applicants of this scholarship also need to apply for a place on their chosen Masters Programme through the UCL application process. Applicants must ensure they have sufficient funds to cover the remaining fees in excess of the IRDR Masters scholarship. Awards will be announced by the end of May 2018.

After checking that you have or will soon be issued an offer for your chosen Masters Programme and assessing ODA domicile eligibility, applications will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Academic merit
  • Motivation to study on the IIRDR Masters Programme


Guidelines for Application

Applications should be sent to and must have the exact email subject title of “UCL IRDR Master Scholarship Applciation”.

The application should be completed on A4 size page, minimum margins of 2m and written in Arial font size 11, comprising:

  • A 1 page CV, which should include details of the candidate’s education and grades, and relevant work experience and any relevant publications or outputs.
  • A 1 page personal statement, which should include a summary of why you think that you should be considered for the scholarship and how you will benefit from receiving it. The IRDR promotes students becoming leaders in knowledge exchange so that they can share their knowledge within their sectors and stakeholders. Therefore, the personal statement should include a statement of how you intend to use the degree in your future career. This section should also include:
    • Other funding awards confirmed or pending for your Masters study at UCL IRDR.

NO additional materials should be submitted with the application.


Please ensure that all applications precisely follow the guidelines given in the application instructions.

* ODA nations are those on the January 2015 DAC list of ODA Recipients, which shows all countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance (ODA), based on GNI per capita published by the World Bank.


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