The University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom is taking applications for the Asylum Seeker Scholarship award in the 2021/2022 school year.
The University has operated closely with the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association, Scottish Refugee Council and The Carnegie Trust in creating this Asylum Seeker Scholarship award which is aimed to assist Asylum Seekers and those residing in the UK on humanitarian grounds to surmount barriers in advancing to higher education.
The Asylum Seeker Scholarship award is open to prospective undergraduate and taught postgraduate candidates of the University of Strathclyde.
Strathclyde is a multi-award-winning school. They are proud to be the only University to have won the Times Higher Education University of the Year award two times (2012 and 2019). Over the years, they have been acknowledged across a range of categories at the Times Higher Education awards. These comprise the sought-after Business School of the Year and Workplace of the Year.
Worth of Asylum Seeker Scholarship at University of Strathclyde
Successful candidates will obtain the following financial assistance:
- Tuition Fees
The University will offer scholarship award funding to provide the complete cost of the tuition fees for the candidate’s course until such time as the student is qualified to receive assistance from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) or Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
- Study Allowance
The scholarship award will comprise a study stipend which will be used to refund crucial study-related expenditure. This will comprise payments for books, equipment and travel to and from the school.
The scholarship award will continue to be made for the normal length of studies for the student’s program unless/until:
- The student withdraws from the program
- The student completes the program
- The student gets to the end of the asylum and immigration appeals procedure and is no longer legally permitted to remain in the UK
- The student gets a Home Office status which entitles them to assistance from SAAS, Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland. In this situation, the student’s fee waiver will terminate when government funding for fees starts.
Eligibility for Asylum Seeker Scholarship at University of Strathclyde
Applications will be taken from prospective students who:
- possess a conditional or unconditional offer of admission at the University of Strathclyde for 2020-2021; and
- have handed in, or are the dependant of someone who has handed in, an application to the Home Office for acknowledgement as a Refugee under the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees (hereafter “The Convention”) and not yet obtained a result from the Home Office on that application; or
- have been granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom on the grounds of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights given that the candidate has not become qualified for Student Support from the applicable student funding body in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
- Candidates have to reside within the Glasgow area at the point of application as housing expenses are not provided by the scholarship. Applications will only be taken from prospective candidates outside the Glasgow area if they hand in written proof of relevant accommodation arrangements at the point of application.
- Applications will also be taken from candidates who have already commenced their program of study but have afterwards applied for asylum and can no longer obtain their original funding.
- In these situations, it will be important to establish that the original funding for study is no longer obtainable and candidates will be required to offer supporting evidence.
How to Apply for Asylum Seeker Scholarship at University of Strathclyde
Please read the above application conditions prior to submitting an application form.
Finished forms must be sent back by post or email to: [email protected]
Asylum Seeker Scholarship
Funding and Financial Support Team
Funding and Financial Support Team
University of Strathclyde
16 Richmond Street
Applications end on May 28, 2021.
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