Student prizes, awards and scholarships

Decisions on all the prizes below are made by the Chair of Exams in consultation with the Head of Department, after the exam results are published in June. They also decide on names to put forward for the Dean’s List and the Rosa Morison Medal and Prize.

The following prizes, awards and scholarships are available in the French Department:

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

Applications are invited for three 3-year research studentships in the humanities, funded by the Wolfson Foundation. The studentships will normally cover fees (at the UK/EU level) and include a maintenance stipend of £19,370 p.a. and an element for research and training costs.

Applications will be considered for students interested in undertaking doctoral research in the disciplines of history, literature and languages. One studentship will be available in each discipline. Applicants 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.

Applicants must submit an application for a research degree to one of the participating departments in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities or Social and Historical Sciences. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 1 February 2012. Applicants must also write  to the postgraduate admissions tutor of the relevant department indicating that they wish to be considered for a Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in the second half of March.

For specific enquiries about these scholarships, please contact

Dr Stephanie Bird, Faculty Graduate Tutor, Arts and Humanities, (, tel +44 20 7679 3104)

Dr Tom Gretton, Graduate Tutor, Social and Historical Sciences, (, tel +44 20 3108 4021)

Dr Susan Morrissey, Head of Postgraduate Research, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, (, tel +44 20 7679 8760)

  • Eva Grunwald Memorial Prize

Book Prize (£30)

Criteria for eligibility: Most deserving undergraduate students in the College taking less than half of their programme in French – 1.5 CU or less in any one year, e.g. students doing: 

History with a European Language 

Language and Culture 

ESPS French minor or joint major 

or students from other departments at UCL

Violet Hall Prize – (book prize)

(approximately £50) Criteria for eligibility: An undergraduate in the French Department

  • Rosa Morison Prize (sessional prize)

The number of prizes - value currently £30 each - depends on the number of undergraduate students with the department for the academic session. Criteria for eligibility: Yr 1 or Yr 2 students – for work for the session considered of good Honours standard.


  • Carson Pratt Mature Student Scholarship

(£800 each year) This scholarship is open to mature undergraduate (those who were aged 21 or over when they first registered at UCL.) An award is made on the basis of need and dedication to learning. Preference may be given to applicants over the age of 35. Applicants should be going into year 2 or the final year in the session following their application.

  • L.M. Rothschild Scholarship in French

(£500 each year) This scholarship is awarded to finalists planning to undertake study at MA level, on the basis of academic merit. Applications should be sent to the Head of the French Department by mid-May. Candidates for an MA should include details of their academic record and the research work they intend to pursue (one page).