With the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and Africa and the resultant mass movement of refugees fleeing from war torn areas to Europe, the University of Westminster is pleased to announce the launch of the Westminster Humanitarian Scholarships aimed specifically at applicants who have Leave to Remain as a refugee or under humanitarian protection.

The University of Westminster is keen to help alleviate some of the problems experienced by displaced people where it can and already offers humanitarian related scholarships such as the Windle Trust International Scholarship. The University continues its efforts by introducing eight new additional postgraduate full tuition fee scholarships.

Applicants wishing to apply for the Westminster Humanitarian Scholarships must hold a full-time offer for a Masters at the University, as well as an equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours or above and must demonstrate financial need. Additionally, applicants must either:

  • hold the status afforded by the UK government of ‘humanitarian protection’
  • hold full refugee status granted by the UK government or
  • have Discretionary leave to Remain on the basis of an asylum application

Applicants would also need to have, where applicable, English language proficiency (IELTS or otherwise).

One of the eight scholarships will be dedicated to a student coming from the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) programme. The University is affiliated to CARA, an organisation that helps academics in immediate danger, those forced into exile, and many who choose to remain in their home countries despite the serious risk they face. They help academics connect with colleagues within the wider academic communities, facilitating collaboration, enhancing skills and ending isolation.

The deadline for the Westminster Humanitarian Scholarship is 3 May 2016 for September 2016 entry.

The University of Westminster’s scholarships programme is here to support ambitious and outstanding students, who might not otherwise be able to access higher education, to realise their potential. More than 750 students currently benefit from the University’s scholarships.

Find out more about the Westminster Humanitarian Scholarships, and details on how to apply.

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