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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 people seeking sanctuary/asylum to progress to access university education. Since the launch of the scheme we have awarded 20 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 2020 will include the following:

  • Length of funding: 1 year
  • The full payment of academic fees
  • Value covers a maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates (£15,285 for full-time award holders in 2020/21)

Postgraduate Research students

We are offering up to two fully-funded scholarships.

Awards made for entry in October 2020 will include the following:

  • Length of funding: 4 years
  • The full payment of academic fees
  • Value covers a maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates (£15,285 for full-time award holders in 2020/21)

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 if assessed as overseas paying student (Home/EU fees are not eligible)
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Definite Leave to Remain as a result of an asylum seeker application
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain as a result of an asylum seeker application
  • Humanitarian protection as a result of an asylum seeker application

Postgraduate Taught applicants

Should be looking to study a full-time Postgraduate Taught course at the University from October 2020.

Find out more about our Postgraduate Taught courses for 2020 entry.

Postgraduate Research applicants

Should be looking to study a full-time Postgraduate Research course at the University from October 2020.

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 2020 entry. 

Since the launch of our Sanctuary Scholarships Scheme, the University has awarded 20 scholarships to Postgraduate Taught and Research students.

The application process...

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Submit your application by the relevant deadline (PGR- 5th April 2020, 23.59 GMT / PGT- 1 April, 23.59 GMT)

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Upload all supporting documents (references and transcripts) by 5th April 2020 for PGR applications, 1 April 2020 for PGT applications.

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Results communicated to PGR Sanctuary and PGT applicants by the end of April 2020.

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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 both the Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research Sanctuary Scholarships via email by the end of April 2020.

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


Important Deadlines

Postgraduate Taught applicants

Submit your application by the 1 April 2020, 23.59 GMT

Upload all supporting documents (references and transcripts) by 1 April 2020

Postgraduate Research applicants

Submit your application by the 5 April 2020, 23.59 GMT

Upload all supporting documents (references and transcripts) by 5 April 2020


Further information

Scholarships Guidance for Staff