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Warwick Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships

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About the Sanctuary Scholarship

We are located on the outskirts of the city of Coventry which is recognised as a 'City of Sanctuary'. The 'City of Sanctuary' movement is committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.

We provide a range of scholarships to enable refugees to progress to access university education. Since the launch of the scheme we have awarded 25 scholarships to postgraduate students.

Find out more about postgraduate life and study at Warwick.

Award Details

We will be awarding the following scholarships to Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research students.

Postgraduate Taught students

We are offering up to three fully-funded scholarships.

Awards made for entry in October 2021 will include the following:

  • Length of funding: 1 year (2 years part time)
  • The full payment of academic fees
  • Value covers a maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates (£15,285 for full-time award holders in 2021/22)

Postgraduate Research students

We are offering up to two fully-funded scholarships.

Awards made for entry in October 2021 will include the following:

  • Length of funding: 4 years (pro rata for part time)
  • The full payment of academic fees
  • Research Training and Support Grant of £5,000 (one-off)
  • Value covers a maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates (£15,285 for full-time award holders in 2021/22)

Eligibility

Eligible students must be of any nationality who hold one of the following statuses as granted by the UK government and/or whom are academics supported by the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA):

  • Refugee Status
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Definite Leave to Remain as a result of an asylum seeker application
  • Limited Leave to Remain as a result of an asylum seeker application
  • Humanitarian protection as a result of an asylum seeker application
  • You were included as a dependant (spouse/child) on an application for asylum. Please note: Spouses/civil partners must have been the spouse/civil partner on the date on which the asylum application was made. Children/step-children must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application was made.

Postgraduate Taught applicants

Should be looking to study a full-time or part-time Postgraduate Taught course at the University from October 2021.

Find out more about our Postgraduate Taught courses for 2021 entry.

Postgraduate Research applicants

Should be looking to study a full-time or part-time Postgraduate Research course at the University from October 2021.

There is flexibility to negotiate an earlier start date with their department should the applicant be successful.

Find out more about our Postgraduate Research courses for 2021 entry. 

Since the launch of our Sanctuary Scholarships Scheme, the University has awarded over 25 scholarships to Postgraduate Taught and Research students.

The application process...

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Submit your scholarship application by the relevant deadline (PGR- 1st March 2021, 23.59 GMT / PGT- 15th March, 23.59 GMT)

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Upload all supporting documents (references, transcripts and eligibility documents) by the deadline.

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Results communicated to both PGR and PGT applicants by the mid April.

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Before you apply

Postgraduate Taught applicants

All applicants should familiarise themselves with the Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Criteria listed below. This will be used to assess applications.

PGT Sanctuary Scholarship Assessment Criteria

All applicants should read our guidance notes carefully before completing the application form.

Guidance notes for PGT applicants

Postgraduate Research applicants

We strongly advise that all applicants familiarise themselves with the Postgraduate Research Ranking Criteria listed below. This will be part of the assessment criteria used for allocating scholarships.

PGR Sanctuary Scholarship Ranking

All applicants should read our guidance notes carefully before completing the application form.

Guidance notes for PGR applicants

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Postgraduate Taught Sanctuary Scholarship.

Postgraduate Research Sanctuary Scholarship.

Results

We will communicate the results of the Postgraduate Taught Sanctuary Scholarships by 30 April 2021.

We will communicate the results of the Postgraduate Research Sanctuary Scholarships by 1 April 2021.

Please do not contact the Doctoral College before this date to enquire about results.


Important Deadlines

Postgraduate Taught applicants

Course applications must be submitted by 12th March 2021 (23:59 GMT)

Scholarship applications must be submitted by 15th March 2021 (23:59 GMT)

Postgraduate Research applicants

Course applications must be submitted by 26th February 2021 (23:59 GMT)

Scholarship applications must be submitted by 1st March 2021 (23:59 GMT)

Please note: In order to access the scholarship application system you will require your Student ID number, this may take up to 48hrs to be generated after submitting your course application.


Further information

Scholarships Guidance for Staff