About UCL IRDR
UCL IRDR is an abbreviation for University College London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. The institute has over 70 academics across 12 departments and 7 faculties involved in world-renowned research and practice. The institute was hosted in 2010 with a mission to lead research, accumulate and exchange knowledge and teach on risk and disaster reduction across UCL. The theme of the institute is formed around disaster resilience, migration, humanitarian response, emergencies, global health, gender responsiveness and so on. The UCL IRDR Masters Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a masters degree in the reputable institute.
Natural occurrences such as earthquakes, Volcano, flood, tsunamis, pandemics, climate change and so on have brought death and suffering on the human race. The Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction through extensive research understands risk, its causes, how to increase resilience and reduce these risk – making the institute indispensable to humanity. The IRDR seeks to connect curriculum to humanitarian research and impact national and international policy making. Students in the institute are admitted through the Department of Earth sciences.
The UCL IRDR Masters Scholarship
Application is going on for the UCL IRDR Masters Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded in four categories for MSc and MRes students in the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction for the 2020/21 academic year. The scholarship is awarded as a reduction in full-time student fees, and are open to students applying to any of the following programs:
- 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
- Applicants are expected to be academically sound with good grades
- Applicants are expected to have a level of passion and enthusiasm to study on the IRDR Master’s Program
- For applicants to be eligible for this scholarship, they need to separately apply for a place on their chosen Masters Program through the UCL application process by 15th April.
- The scholarship does not cover the entire tuition cost; applicants must have sufficient funds to cover the remaining fees.
- Applicant must have applied for either of master’s program in IRDR: MSc in Risk Disaster and Resilience, MSc in Risk and Disaster Science, MRes in Risk and Disaster Reduction or MSc in Space Risk and Disaster Reduction.
Eligible Course: MSc in Risk and Disaster Science, MSc in Space Risk and Disaster Reduction, MRes in Risk and Disaster Reduction and MSc in Risk Disaster and Resilience.
How To Apply For The UCL IRDR Masters Scholarship
- Applicants must have a place on their chosen master’s program with an application number which should be included in the application.
- All application should on A4 size pages, with minimum margins of 2cm and written in Arial font size 11, comprising:
- A one-page CV, containing the candidate’s education and grades, any relevant work experience
- A one-page personal statement, including a summary of why the candidate thinks he should be considered for the scholarship and how he/she will benefit from the award. The personal statement should also contain how the master degree will be used in the future.
- The application must have the exact email subject title of “UCL IRDR Masters Scholarship Application”. In the email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that any sections exceeding the page limits will be discarded, and emails under a different subject line may not be picked up.
£12,500 is awarded to international students towards tuition fees
£5,000 is awarded to domestic students towards tuition fees.
Host Nationality: United Kingdom
The scholarship is open to students from all around the world.
Application deadline – 27th April 2020. Applicants for this scholarship need to separately apply for a Master’s Program through the UCL application process by 15th April.