Type of Funding
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is making available 3 University of East Anglia Sanctuary Scholarships in AY 2019/20 to undergraduate and postgraduate students applying to the university who are seeking asylum in the UK, and who are not entitled to receive statutory student financial support from Student Finance England, (Wales or Northern Ireland), or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.
However, courses within the Faculty of Medicine are ineligible for the UEA Sanctuary Scholarship.
Recipients of the undergraduate scholarship will be offered a 100% tuition fee waiver and an annual bursary of £3,000 to help towards living costs and course related expenses, for up to 4 years of study.
Recipients of the postgraduate scholarship will be offered a 100% tuition fee waiver and an annual bursary of £3,000 to help towards living costs and course related expenses, for 1 year of study.
Postgraduate research students who are awarded the scholarship will have their tuition fees at the Home/EU rate of £4,260 per annum, covered for 3 years of study and will receive an annual bursary of £3000 plus an additional bursary for the year of thesis write-up (post registration), and an annual bench fee (to be agreed upon).
The scholarships will be awarded until such time as the recipients are awarded status that enables them to access student finance. The scholar will then be removed from the scholarship effective from the next academic year, when they will be able to apply for student support.
The scholarship may also cover travel expenses (commuter expenses) upon request, such as an annual bus pass or seasonal rail fare.
Applicants must be individuals seeking asylum in the UK or were included as a dependent (spouse/child) on an application for asylum (spouses or civil partners must have been the spouse or civil partner on the date on which the asylum application was made. Children or step-children must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application was made).
Only applicants who have yet to receive a decision on their asylum claim, or have received an award of DLR (Discretionary Leave to Remain) on their claim for asylum, are eligible.
They must have been offered a full-time place on either an undergraduate or postgraduate course at UEA, commencing September/October 2019 and are unable to access UK Government Student Financial Support (tuition and maintenance loans) because of their current immigration status. They should not have not already obtained a qualification that is equal or higher than the course they are applying to.
Preference will be given to applicants based on:
- Academic potential
- Academic history and
- Regional residence.
Applications are to be done online by 31 May 2019.