Apply now for the prestigious new £10,000 scholarship from Apolitical and UCL


University College London and Apolitical are offering a multi-faceted high-level scholarship to ‘the student most able to help lead the government of the future’.

The Apolitical-UCL Scholarship is a prestigious opportunity arising from a newly formed partnership between the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy and Apolitical. The scholarship provides an opportunity to study an innovative programme at a unique department at one of the world’s leading universities, while being supported by Apolitical to become a future government leader.

Apolitical’s writers and policy experts will induct the student into the best ideas from around the world – helping them to form valuable networks. They will also be invited to share their thought leadership with contributions to Apolitical’s research and writing and to join prestigious events so they can form international relationships and career changing connections.

The successful applicant will embody the tech savvy, internationalism and cutting-edge innovation that the public service will need to cope with the problems of tomorrow. They will need to be agile, imaginative and capable of getting things done, with the grit to break out of institutional silos and take smart risks to push forward new ideas.

Key details

Available to applicants for any of the 5 UCL STEaPP MPA programmes.

To be eligible for consideration applications must be submitted by 23rd March 2018.

The scholarship is a fee-only award, and will reduce the advertised programme fee by £10,000.

About Apolitical 

Apolitical is a global network for public servants. It lets you connect with innovators from 100 countries around the world and read sharp journalism-style articles about what’s working elsewhere. You can ask our analysts for free advice on the problems you’re tackling; join webinars and policy Q&As; and get briefings on the subjects you’re interested in.

 All potential candidates and STEaPP alumni are invited to join Apolitical, sign up through this special link.

A Rare Opportunity

‘This is a rare opportunity to see the cutting edge of government and accelerate your career,’ explained Apolitical CEO Robyn Scott. ‘The purpose of our organisation is to help public servants become superstars in their work, and we will offer the Apolitical scholar every support we can to help them achieve that’. Apolitical Director of Media Alex Starritt says ‘I was one of the founding team at Apolitical and I can tell you that this is a great opportunity. Come to London, join us, and it might change your life – as well as your government’.

Make Global Connections

The Apolitical scholarship is an amazing opportunity to form international connections. Apolitical is backed by the governments of the UK, Australia and Canada, the European Union, and international organisations like UNICEF. We also work with first-rank institutions like the World Bank and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to bring together the best people and ideas.

About UCL Master’s 

UCL offers five unique and innovative Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) that provide an opportunity to study on an innovative programme aiming at the intersection of new technology and public policy at one of the world’s leading universities. Click here to browse the MPA degrees and apply now.

If you would like any further information please feel free to email or visit the UCL webpage.