Asylum Seeker Scholarship
The University will offer 4 awards for entry into academic year 2023-2024. The award offers tuition fee and living cost support to those most in need who are seeking asylum.
For students commencing study at the University in session 2023-2024 the University will offer up to:
- two undergraduate scholarships (excludes students who already hold a 1st undergraduate degree)
- two postgraduate masters taught scholarships
Each scholarship will cover the 'home' rate of fee and provide living costs at the rate of £15,000 per annum.
To be eligible for this Scholarship you must have confirmation from the Fees and Student Support Team that your fees status has been updated to home student- Scotland.
Further information on fee status eligibility can be found at: Asylum seeker tuition fee status
Once you have received confirmation of your fee status, you will receive a link to complete our application form.
During the application, process you will be required to upload the following documents:
- You will be asked to provide a supporting statement from your legal representative or the charitable body representing your case in the UK.
- This supporting statement should provide details of your current immigration status and an indication of timescales for the Home Office decision on your asylum claim.
Your supporting documentation must be received by the scholarship deadline or your application will not be considered.
If PGT Asylum Seeking Scholarship applicants require English language testing or an English language pre-sessional, these can be accessed via the Centre for Open Learning: English Language Education | The University of Edinburgh inquiries to Amelia.Harker@ed.ac.uk
The deadline for completing the Undergraduate application and submitting the supporting documentation is 19th April 2023 at 1700 BST. Please note, you can only submit an application once.
The deadline for completing the Postgraduate application and submitting the support documentation is 10th May 2023 at 1700 BST. Please note, you can only submit an application once.
A panel will review all eligible Undergraduate applications after the 19 April 2023. We hope to inform all successful candidates by Monday 1st May 2023.
A panel will review all eligible Postgraduate applications after the 10th May 2023. We hope to inform all successful candidates by Thursday 1st June 2023.
If your status changes
If your status changes at any point prior to or during your studies, you must notify the Fees and Student Support team immediately regarding your change in status.