Asylum Seeker Scholarship

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Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: Variable
  • Value: Cost of tuition fees and essential study costs
  • Opens: 28 February 2024
  • Deadline: 3 May 2024
  • Helps with: Tuition fees, Travel costs, Equipment and study costs
  • Duration: Length of course, or until eligible for state funding.

Summary

The University has worked closely with the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association, Scottish Refugee Council, and The Carnegie Trust to create this scholarship. Its aim is to help asylum seekers, currently in the UK, and individuals currently in the UK on humanitarian grounds to overcome obstacles in pursuing higher education.

The scholarship is available to students who want to study for an undergraduate degree or a taught postgraduate degree at the University of Strathclyde. It covers the cost of tuition fees and provides money for essential study-related expenses.

If you were under 18 when your parent or guardian applied for asylum, or if you are an unaccompanied asylum seeker and under 18 when your asylum application was submitted, you may be eligible to have your tuition fees paid by SAAS. For more information, please contact our funding and financial support team at financial-support@strath.ac.uk.

Eligibility

Is this for you?

Applications are open to individuals who:

- Have received a conditional or unconditional offer to study an undergraduate or postgraduate taught course at the University of Strathclyde for the 2024-2025 academic year (courses starting in September).

- Have applied for refugee status under the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees, or are a dependent of someone who has applied, and have not yet received a decision from the Home Office. Or

- Have been granted leave to remain in the UK based on Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, provided they are not eligible for student support from relevant funding bodies in Scotland, England, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

- Reside within the Glasgow area. Please note that this scholarship does not cover housing, living expenses, or travel costs for those living outside the Glasgow area.

- Have been in the UK since August 1st before the start date of their course.

Applications from prospective students residing outside the Glasgow area (in other parts of the UK) will be considered only if they provide written evidence of appropriate accommodation arrangements at the time of application.

If you were under 18 when your parent or guardian applied for asylum, or if you are an unaccompanied asylum seeker and under 18 when your asylum application was submitted, you may be eligible to have your tuition fees paid by SAAS. For more information, please contact our funding and financial support team at financial-support@strath.ac.uk.

Who isn’t eligible for the scholarship?

- Individuals residing outside of the United Kingdom (UK) are not eligible.

- Traveling to the UK with the intention of seeking asylum solely to qualify for this scholarship is not permitted.

- The scholarship will not cover housing, living expenses, or travel costs.

- Students who do not receive support from the Home Office for living costs.

- Students who are not intending to pursue an undergraduate or taught postgraduate degree (e.g., research students).

 

Subject eligibility

Accounting & finance, Architecture, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Civil & environmental engineering, Computer science, Design manufacture & engineering management, Economics, Education, Electronic & electrical engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Human resource management, Law, Marketing, Mathematics & statistics, Mechanical & aerospace engineering, Languages, Naval architecture ocean & marine engineering, Pharmacy & biomedical sciences, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Speech & language therapy, Business, Journalism, Hospitality & tourism, Management, Forensic science, Management science, Social policy, Teaching, Aeronautical engineering, Biochemistry, Biology & biological sciences, Biomedical science, Civil engineering, Data analytics, Environmental engineering, Health, Immunology, International relations, Mechanical engineering, Microbiology, Naval architecture, Ocean engineering, Pharmacology, Product design, Prosthetics & orthotics, Renewable energy, Social work, Software engineering, Sports engineering, Engineering, Science, Marine Engineering

Levels eligibility

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught

Study modes eligibility

Full Time

Fee Status

International

Student type

Applicant

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Further information

Purpose of the Scholarship

Successful applicants will receive the following financial support:

- Tuition Fees: The scholarship covers the entire cost of tuition fees for the student's course until they become eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) or Student Finance in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

- Study Allowance: The scholarship includes a study allowance to cover essential study-related expenses such as books, equipment, and a bus or train pass for travel to the university from within the Glasgow area.

The scholarship will be awarded for the normal duration of the student's course unless:

  • The student withdraws from the course. Or
  • The student completes the course. Or
  • The student's asylum and immigration appeals process concludes, and they are no longer legally permitted to remain in the UK. Or
  • The student receives Home Office status that qualifies them for support from SAAS, Student Finance in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland.
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How to apply

Asylum Seeker Scholarship application criteria

Please read the above application criteria before submitting an application form.

Asylum Seeker Scholarship application form

Completed forms should be returned by email to:

asylum-scholarship@strath.ac.uk

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Contact us

Funding and Financial Support Team

asylum-scholarship@strath.ac.uk

Funding and Financial Support Team, Level 4,

The Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell Wing

Learning and Teaching Building

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow

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