Asylum Seekers Bursary

Asylum Seekers Bursary

The University of Liverpool are pleased to offer tuition fee and maintenance support for up to four undergraduate students who have sought protection in the UK, so they can succeed in higher education. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition and provide awards from £3,000* per year to support the costs of study e.g. equipment, books, travel and accommodation.

These awards are for applicants applying for undergraduate programmes only, excluding clinical programmes in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences and Veterinary Science.
Eligibility
To be considered for our Asylum Seekers Bursary you must:

Be an asylum seeker in the UK, a dependant of someone seeking asylum, or have temporary status such as discretionary leave or limited leave to remain in the UK, or be the dependent of someone with such status
Have been granted Humanitarian Protection, leave as a stateless person, or Limited Leave to Remain in the UK, or be a dependant or partner of someone with leave on these grounds
Have applied for asylum in the UK before you applied for a place at University
Be unable to access mainstream funding, e.g. funding from the Student Loans Company or local authority grants
Hold a conditional or unconditional offer from the University of Liverpool for a full time undergraduate course starting in September 2020 (excluding clinical programmes in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences and Veterinary Science)
Not already hold a degree or equivalent higher level qualification
Currently attend a school, college, community or voluntary group who will provide a reference in support of your application. Priority may be given to applicants who have been educated in the local area (Merseyside)
Submit a complete the Application Form for Asylum Seekers Bursary 2020 with all relevant documentation by the deadline – 5pm on 30th April 2020.
To support your application
You will need to provide a supporting statement from a referee to complete your application. The referee must provide their contact details and they must confirm that the school, college, community or voluntary group that they represent wishes to support your application. The supporting statement should be no longer than 750 words and should answer the following questions:

What are the applicant’s personal and financial circumstances and what barriers have they overcome to continue their education?
How well suited is the applicant to the higher education course they plan to take and how realistic are the student’s ambitions?
What contribution, to your knowledge, has the student made to college life and/or their community?
How do you think the student would benefit from the support offered by the University of Liverpool?
Is there any other information that you believe is relevant to the student’s application?
You must provide the documentation that you have received from the Home Office in relation to your asylum claim.
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