The Equal Access Scholarships at University of York offers a full tuition fee waiver and a maintenance award of up to £10,660 to help with living costs. It is an undergraduate scholarship at the University of York, in UK.
The University makes available this scholarship to 2 students who must be non-EU undergraduate students seeking refuge in the UK.
Those eligible to apply for this scholarship must have a conditional or unconditional offer from the University of York for the academic year of study. They must have made York your first choice (firm choice) through UCAS. Such persons must have applied for asylum before applying for a place at university. They must not have access to mainstream funding, e.g. student finance or a local authority grant.
The Equal Access Scholarships at University of YorkTh is hosted by the University of York. Beneficiaries can study Bachelors degree in any field, except undergraduate studies at Hull-York Medical School.
The scholarship would be given to only two successful applicants and they must be refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
The value of the scholarship is a full tuition fee waiver and a maintenance award of up to £10,660 to help with living costs.
Here are the requirements that make an applicant eligible for the scholarship: The applicants must be International (non-EU) students, whose current immigration status falls into any of the following categories: i. The person should have Discretionary/limited leave to remain (DLR/ LLR); ii. Indefinite leave to remain (ILR); iii. The person should have Humanitarian Protection (HP); iv. The person is waiting for a decision on application for refugee status which he or she had submitted; v. The person should have Leave as an Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child (UASC leave); vi. The person should have been refused Asylum Seeker – where the person had submitted an application for refugee status which was refused but the person submitted an appeal or a fresh claim to see whether the refugee status will be approved; or vii. The person should be a dependent or partner of any of the above status groups.
Anyone that has already finished an undergraduate degree is not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
There are strict instructions to be followed while applying for this scholarship. Applicants are required to make available a personal statement of maximum 400 words. They are also expected to describe their family circumstances and the barriers they have overcome in order to continue with their education, with specific reference to their current status in the UK.
They are also expected to provide information on when they arrived in the UK, their country of origin and the current status of their application for asylum. If you are applying for this scholarship it is not compulsory for you to provide details of what made you to seek asylum except you want to provide it.
Every applicant is required to provide no more than 300 words, how this scholarship will help you achieve your ambitions for the future.
You should apply on or before 30 April 2020 which is the deadline for submission of application letters.
Click HERE to see official website for this scholarship.