For 2019/20 we will offer up to two fully funded scholarships for postgraduate research students, and up to three fully funded scholarships for postgraduate taught students. Awards made for entry in Autumn 2019 will include the following:
- The full payment of academic fees
- A maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates ( £15,040* for full time award holders in 2019/20)
- Length of funding: 3.5 years for PGR students; 1 year for PGT students
These scholarships will be awarded to students of any nationality who hold one of the following statuses as granted by the UK government:
- ‘Humanitarian Protection’
- Full ‘refugee status’
- Asylum Seeker
Postgraduate research applicants should be looking to study full time at the University from October 2019, with the flexibility to negotiate an earlier start date with their department should they be successful.
Postgraduate taught applicants should be looking to study a full time postgraduate course at the University for the academic year starting October 2019.
- The scholarship application deadline for this year’s PGR competition is 23:59 (GMT) on Wednesday 6th March 2019.
- The scholarship application deadline for this year’s PGT competition is 23:59 (GMT) on Monday 1st April 2019.
Please note that all applicants must have applied for admission to the University by the deadline, scholarship applications with no proof of an admissions application will be considered ineligble.
Since the launch of our Sanctuary Scholarships Scheme, the University has awarded 15 scholarships to Postgraduate Taught and Research students.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit a PGR Sanctuary Scholarship application form by the deadline, AND have applied for admission to the University for 2019/20 entry.
Within the scholarship application form, PGR applicants will be required to answer the following questions:
- Please provide details of how you meet the descriptors "Person and Preparedness" This section has a maximum 1000 character limit.
- Please provide details of how you meet the descriptors "Project and Place" This section has a maximum 1000 character limit
You will also be required to supply evidence to prove eligibility for this scholarship scheme within your application form. The application form includes guidance on how to do this and the documentation required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit a PGT Sanctuary Scholarship application form by the deadline, AND have applied for admission to the University for 2019/20 entry.
Within the scholarship application form, PGT applicants will be required to answer the following:
- Please provide any additional information you wish to be considered in relation to your achievements to date, how the award will assist your postgraduate study and details of your individual circumstances.
- You will also be required to supply evidence to prove eligibility for this scholarship scheme within your application. The application form includes guidance on how to do this and documentation required.
- Information about your previous academic qualifications will be considered using the information supplied in your admissions application.
We strongly advise that all Research applicants familiarise themselves with the PGR Ranking Criteria listed below, noting that it will be part of the assessment criteria used for allocating scholarships.
PGT Applicants should familiarise themselves with the PGT Scholarship Criteria listed below, this will be used to assess applications.
Results of the PGR Sanctuary Scholarships competition will be communicated through email by 19th April 2019.
Results of the PGT Sanctuary Scholarship competition will be communicated via email by the 29th April 2019.
Please do not contact the Graduate School before this date to enquire about results.