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Warwick IFP Scholarships 2022

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There are a number of different scholarships available to students looking to join the Warwick IFP. You can find out more about your eligibility for the scholarships below.

Director's ScholarshipsWarwick Undergraduate Global Excellence ScholarshipsSanctuary Scholarships

Department Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that Warwick Foundation Studies will be offering a number of academic scholarships to outstanding applicants who join the 2022-23 Warwick IFP programme.

Director's Scholarship

For students joining us in 2022/23, we have two (2) Director's Scholarships, reserved for outstanding students who can demonstrate exemplary prior academic achievements and commitment to their future studies and degree.

How many scholarships are there: A maximum of two (2) Director's Scholarship are available this year

How much is it worth: £5,000 from your Warwick IFP Tuition Fee

Who is eligible: All applicants who have received an offer for the Warwick IFP (for any course) and paid their academic deposit before 30th June 2022

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible, you must:

What are we looking for?

Initially, we will be reviewing your Personal Statement, so please ensure that you pay attention to our guidance before making your application.

We want to see a student with lots of academic potential, who has a clear enthusiasm for their particular subject area.

A strong answer to the third question in your Personal Statement will be particularly important.

What is the process?

We'll be automatically considering all applicants who have accepted a Conditional Offer and paid their academic deposit for the course by 30th June 2022, and will be shortlisting these applicants based on their Personal Statement (and academic background for the Director's Scholarship).

We will then invite shortlisted students to take part in an online video interview with either our Head of Department or Director of Studies in early July. Scholarship winners will be announced by the end of July.

If you have any questions about the scholarship process, please contact the team.

Terms and Conditions
  1. In order to be considered for any of our academic scholarships, you must submit an application for the Warwick IFP 2022-23 programme, receive an offer of a place and pay the £2,000GBP academic deposit by 30 June 2022.
  2. In order to be eligible for any of our scholarships, you must be self-funding and not in receipt of any other fee scholarships or fee award from the University of Warwick or elsewhere.
  3. The department reserves the right to re-distribute the award of scholarships or not issue scholarships in the event that candidates for any scholarship category do not meet the criteria for a successful award.

Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarships

The University is awarding 250 scholarships to exceptional students who hold an offer to study at the University of Warwick for 2022 entry - and IFP students are eligible to apply. These scholarship awards will include the following amounts:

  • 20 x Full fee scholarships including 5 awards dedicated to students from the Ashinaga Association, to be awarded per year for duration of Undergraduate course
  • 160 x £13,000 scholarships per year for duration of Undergraduate course
  • 70 x £2,000 scholarships per year for duration of Undergraduate course

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be self-funded*
  • Be classed as an 'overseas' or ‘international-fee paying’ student for tuition fee purposes
  • Have applied for a full-time undergraduate course at the University of Warwick starting in 2022 before the UCAS application deadline of 26 January 2022. The course can be from any subject area (including our Foundation courses, but excluding the MBChB course). For a full list of our undergraduate courses, please visit our study pages.
  • Submit the scholarship application before 5:00pm on Monday 28th March 2022
  • By 20th May 2022 you must be in receipt of an offer of a place to study at Warwick starting September 2022
*Self-funded definition

You are considered to be a self-funded student if you are financing your studies with your own savings or if you are receiving financial assistance from family or friends. If you take out a student loan to cover the cost of your studies you are also considered to be self-funded.

You are not self-funded if your fees are being paid by your employer or a third party (other than family and friends) or if you are in receipt of a study grant or scholarship external to the University.

How to apply for the Global Excellence scholarship

Applications to the Global Excellence Scholarships are now closed.

Eligible international applicants who apply to study an undergraduate degree or International Foundation Programme at the University of Warwick will be contacted with details on how to formally apply for the scholarship when the application portal opens.

Applicants will be required to answer the question “What makes you excellent?”.

The objective is to learn more about what motivates you, how your excellence might benefit the Warwick community and how you hope your learning and experience at Warwick will help you make the World a better place once you graduate.

Answers can reference academic attainment, extracurricular successes and personal achievement but should not be a copy of the personal statement. You may write in essay or extended bullet point form but please don’t simply write a list. You should provide context and relevance to the objectives above. Responses are limited to 400 words.

If you have any further questions please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions webpage: Warwick Global Excellence Scholarship FAQsLink opens in a new window

Please read the terms and conditions of this scholarship carefully and ensure that you understand the conditions of the scholarship you have applied for: Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship Terms and ConditionsLink opens in a new window

Sanctuary Scholarships

Applications to the Sanctuary Scholarships are now closed. The next round of applications is likely to be for autumn 2023 entry and more information on this will be updated in due course.

The University of Warwick is located on the outskirts of the city of Coventry which is recognised as a 'City of Sanctuary'. The 'City of Sanctuary' movementLink opens in a new window is committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. The University of Warwick is committed to creating a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary within, and beyond, our campus, and was successfully awarded University of Sanctuary status in 2017.

Scholarships are available to students who are seeking asylum in the UK and are not entitled to receive statutory student financial support from Student Finance England (Wales or Northern Ireland) or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

Please note that there are limited numbers of Sanctuary Scholarships and not all applications will be successful.

We welcome applications from prospective students who are at risk as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Eligibility Criteria:

You must ensure that you meet one of the Asylum eligibility criteria outlined below in order to apply and all three of the Education eligibility criteria. You must be able to provide documentary evidence to verify your circumstances in relation to each criteria.

Section 1: Asylum eligibility criteria (you must meet ONE of these):


  • You have received a decision on your claim for asylum, which has resulted in an award of DLR (Discretionary Leave to Remain), LLR (Limited Leave to Remain), Humanitarian Protection, or some other form of temporary status.

Section 2: Education eligibility criteria (you must also meet ALL THREE of these):

1. You must also hold a conditional or unconditional offer (or be awaiting a decision) for one of the following courses starting in September 2022:

  • Foundation Programme
    • International Foundation Programme
  • Undergraduate course
    • Full-time course which lasts up to three years
    • Part-time course

2. You are unable to access UK Government Student Financial Support (Tuition and Maintenance Loans) because of your current immigration status.

3. You have not obtained an undergraduate degree or degree equivalent qualification from another institution or country.

You can find out more about the Award Details here.Link opens in a new window