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University of Strathclyde Asylum Seeker Scholarship Call for Application 2024

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

About University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a Scottish public research university located in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Founded in 1796 as the Andersonian Institute, it is Glasgow's second-oldest university. The university receiving its royal charter in 1964 as the UK's first technological university. It takes its name from the historic Kingdom of Strathclyde.

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University of Strathclyde Undergraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of University of Strathclyde Undergraduate 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.

University of Strathclyde Undergraduate Scholarship Courses


Requirements for University of Strathclyde Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

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 [email protected].

  • 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).


Interview date, Process and Venue for University of Strathclyde Undergraduate Scholarship

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.

Opens: 28 February 2024

Deadline: 3 May 2024

Duration: Length of course, or until eligible for state funding.


Application Deadline

May 3, 2024


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Strathclyde on to apply

Application Opens tomorrow 28 February 2024, kindly apply.

For more details visit: University of Strathclyde website.

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