Sanctuary Scholarships 2022/3

UEA is committed to helping reduce the barriers to participation in Higher Education (HE) faced by those seeking sanctuary in the UK.

Sanctuary scholarships for the 2022/23 academic year are detailed below, including the UEA Sanctuary Scholarships, Pre-sessional English Sanctuary Scholarships, the Clive Wilson Scholarship and the Warm Welcome Scholarships.

Please note that all scholarships are highly competitive but we encourage everyone who meets the eligibility criteria to apply.

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1.) UEA Sanctuary Scholarships for sanctuary seekers irrespective of status regarding Student Finance England

In response to the conflict in Ukraine the UEA has released a further three Masters scholarships. We welcome applications to these from anyone with a background of seeking sanctuary (including those who can access student finance England). For this scholarship you may have one of the following statuses:

  1. Asylum seeker
  2. DLR/LLR
  3. Refugee
  4. Humanitarian Protection
  5. Arrived under a Resettlement scheme such as the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS), Afghan citizens Resettlement Scheme, Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS), Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine) or Ukraine Family Scheme

You may have another forced-migration immigration status – please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this.

The successful applicants will receive:

  • Full tuition fees and a bursary of up to £9000 for one year

Eligibility
To be eligible for this Scholarship, applicants must:
a.Have applied for a place at UEA and met the offer conditions;
b.Have a background of seeking sanctuary
c.Not apply for the MB/BScourse at the Norwich Medical School.

The selection panel will take the following factors into consideration:

a.Barriers to accessing higher education
b.Academic Potential and ambitions for the future
c.Potential contribution to the UEA and local community

2.) UEA Sanctuary Scholarships for those without access to Student Finance England

This scholarship will be awarded to at least two sanctuary seekers who have an immigration status which means that they do not qualify for support from Student Finance England including a person who is seeking asylum seekers in the UK, OR a person granted DiscretionaryLeave/ Humanitarian Protection in the UK, OR a Refugee (Leave to Remain)in the UK who is unable to qualify for support from Student Finance England.

The successful applicants will receive:

  • Full tuition fees and a bursary of up to £9000 to cover living costs whilst undertaking the course


Eligibility
To be eligible for this Scholarship, applicants must:
a. Have applied for a place at UEA and met the offer conditions;
b. Be an asylum seeker in the UK, OR a person granted DiscretionaryLeave/ Humanitarian Protection in the UK, OR a Refugee (Leave to Remain) in the UK who is unable to qualify for support from Student Finance England;
c. Not apply for the MB/BScourse at the Norwich Medical School.


Preference will be based upon the following:
a)The Article 26 Principles selection framework, which explores the extent to which the award of a scholarship to the applicant will remove barriers the applicant faces to accessing Higher Education
b)Regional residence.


3.) UEA/INTO UEA Pre-sessional English Scholarship

In partnership with INTO UEA, a Pre-sessional English scholarship is available to applicants whose standard of English does not meet UEA’s course requirements.

The successful applicants will receive:

  • Full tuition fee for a pre-sessional course at INTO Norwich.
  • A bursary of up to £1000 is also available to cover living costs whilst undertaking the course.


Eligibility
1.To be eligible for this Scholarship, applicants must:
a.Have applied for a place at UEA and met the offer conditions, except for the English language requirement;
b.Have applied for a place at INTO Norwich’spre-sessional Englishcourseand met INTO’s offer conditions.
c.Be recognised by the UK government as either: a Refugee, Humanitarian Protection, an asylum seeker, or discretionary leave, or be of another forced-migration immigration status.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The full terms and conditions for the above scholarships (1-3) can be found here

APPLICATION PROCESS

The deadline for applications to the Sanctuary Scholarships (1-3) is 20 June 2022.

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4.) Warm Welcome Scholarships

The Department of Education in partnership with the British Council are launching a new scholarship scheme for eligible individuals in the UK affected by the situation in Afghanistan. The UEA is proud to be taking part and will offer up to three Masters and three PhD Scholarships.

The successful applicants will receive:

  • Full tuition fees (provided by UEA) and a living bursary of £12,984 (provided by the British Council and the Department for Education)

Eligibility

Eligible scholars for the programme are those eligible for a UK university place and who fall into one of the following categories:

  • Afghanistan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) resettlement route
  • Afghanistan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) resettlement route
  • Those with links to Afghanistan who are already registered at a UK university and are experiencing financial hardship due to the situation in Afghanistan
  • Afghan British Nationals (ABNs), described for these purposes as those that were evacuated during Operation Pitting and who entered bridging accommodation or who presented as homeless to a council, but hold British citizenship or some other status that permits them to remain and reside in the UK without the need to be granted leave to remain.

The above eligibility is taken from the British Council website.

For further information about the scholarships, including how to apply, please contact the University of Sanctuary Team(university.of.sanctuary@uea.ac.uk). ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

5.) UEA Clive Wilson Scholarship

The Clive Wilson Scholarship is available for students who are either:

  • A student with a background of seeking sanctuary (a background of seeking sanctuary includes individuals who define themselves as refugees or are currently seeking asylum) who has applied to study a 3 year undergraduate course at UEA.
  • A Home/UK applicant who has applied to study a 3 year undergraduate course in either Engineering or International Development.

The successful applicants will receive:

-An annual bursary of £5000 for three years.

If you intend to apply for the Clive Wilson Scholarship, please ensure you contact the UEA University of Sanctuary Team (university.of.sanctuary@uea.ac.uk) before submitting your application.

To find out more, including further information about eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

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