SEAHA will accept candidates with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or creative, digital and information technology (CDIT) backgrounds, or any other relevant field, such as arts and humanities, conservation or social sciences, if sufficient relevant experience and aptitude is demonstrated.
The following entrance requirements apply:
- UK Second Class Honours 2:1 (or its overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject (relevant work experience desirable), or A minimum of 5 years’ relevant professional experience in lieu of the above requirement, and a letter of support
- Two references and a personal statement
- Demonstrated capability for independent research and enquiry.
- English Language Proficiency: All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate. For SEAHA candidates, an advanced level certificate is normally required. Please see the relevant guide to UCL’s English language proficiency requirements
Additional EPSRC Eligibility Criteria
Since SEAHA is part-funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Research Council, its eligibility criteria for a full award (stipend and fees), apply. A student must have:
- Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, and
- Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences), and
- Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals.) Students from EU countries other than the UK are generally eligible for a fees-only award. To be eligible for a fees-only award, a student must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU, in the same way as UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK.
All applicants are asked to check the current EPSRC eligibility criteria before applying.
For students not meeting the EPSRC eligibility criteria, SEAHA offers at least one EU/international scholarship per year, based on the applicant’s excellence. This is a competitive process and will be assessed on the basis of the candidate’s prior academic achievement and their motivation. This scholarship is only available to UCL SEAHA applicants. Eligible candidates for the scholarship will be identified as part of the normal SEAHA recruitment process. Please note, there is limited funding available for International applicants.
Applications for the EU/International scholarship have now closed for academic year 2016/17.