The University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarship 90 views

Type of Funding

Partially funded




The University of Dundee is offering 8 University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarships to students on refugee or asylum status, or holding the status of humanitarian protection, who are applying for full-time postgraduate study in AY 2019/2020, for September 2019 entry. Applicants must be entering their first year of postgraduate study at the University of Dundee; current students are not eligible. The Scholarship is available to 1 year postgraduate taught programmes and can be in any of the Schools.

A proportion of these scholarships will be offered to applicants in conjunction with the British Council’s HESPAL Scheme, 1 of which will for doctoral candidates from Palestine. Doctoral candidates can apply via the Palestinian HESPAL Scheme.


Scholars will receive up to £20,950 as funding for tuition fees, which will be reduced from the balance due to the University. If the course fee is higher than £20,950, the scholar may have to pay for the additional costs. Scholars will also be given a minimum of £9,135 per year for living costs.

The University will provide university accommodation for a single person for 1 year. For those who are travelling with family, the University  can support the scholars to secure adequate private accommodation and will arrange for funding to be provided directly to the landlord. The amount of such accommodation support will be the equivalent to the cost of 1 single person university accommodation.


All overseas, Home, EU or RUK Fee Status applicants are eligible, provided they meet the humanitarian protection or refugee status requirements.

Applicants who are currently in the UK must hold the status afforded by the UK Government of “humanitarian protection”, or hold full refugee status, or have Discretionary leave to remain on the basis of an asylum application. They must hold either of these statuses for a minimum of 3 years from the start date of their postgraduate programme.

Those who are currently overseas must provide evidence of Humanitarian Protection, citizenship and proof of residence.

All applicants must hold an academic offer of entry to the University of Dundee, whether conditional or unconditional. They will also need to have evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS or otherwise).


The information submitted on the Postgraduate course application will be used to determine whether or not the applicant is eligible for this scholarship. Those who are eligible will be sent information on how to apply for this scholarship; such information includes the application form and where it is to be returned to. Application forms will be sent to candidates on the following dates: 3 December 2018, 7 January 2019, 31 January 2019, 7 February 2019, 28 February 2019, 4 March 2019, 22 March 2019 and 27 March 2019.

Scholarship applicants will then have to submit these application forms by 31 March 2019.

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