GCU Asylum Seeker Scholarship

Academic year 2020
Amount £1,250

Overview

Glasgow Caledonian University are pleased to offer scholarships for students who currently have an asylum case pending or dependants who's parents have an asylum case ongoing which will cover the cost of tuition fees for Full Time Masters programme and also provide a bursary to assist with study/living costs of £1,250 per year

What you get

  • full fee scholarship covering your full time Postgraduate tuition fee for Glasgow Campus only
  • Scholarship payment of £1,250 to assist with study/ living costs every year of your studies**

Who can apply

Applications will be considered from potential students who:

  • hold a conditional or unconditional offer for study at the Glasgow Caledonian University commencing September 2020-2021; and
  • have submitted, or are the dependant of someone who has submitted, an application to the Home Office for recognition as a Refugee under the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees (hereafter “The Convention”) and not yet received a decision from the Home Office on that application; or
  • have been offered leave to remain in the UK on the grounds of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights provided that the student has not become eligible for Student Support from the relevant student funding body in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Applicants must live within the Glasgow area at the point of application as housing costs are not covered by the scholarship. Applications will only be accepted from prospective students outwith the Glasgow area if they submit written evidence of appropriate accommodation arrangements at the point of application.

You MUST attach:

Correspondence from the Home Office confirming your application status.

Those making an asylum claim will be issued an Asylum Registration Card (ARC) which you must attach

You MAY attach:

  • References in support of your application
  • Financial documents supporting your Economic Need section

Deadline for applications 15 June 2020

Andrea Butler – Scholarship Advisor

Glasgow Caledonian University, 200 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

Terms and conditions

to apply for the scholarship you must meet the following conditions

The University will provide scholarship funding to cover the full cost of the tuition fees for the student’s course until such time as the student is eligible to receive support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) or Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

The Bursary will continue to be made for the normal duration of studies for the student’s course unless/until:

  1. The student withdraws from the course
  2. The student completes the course
  3. The student reaches the end of the asylum and immigration appeals process and is no longer lawfully allowed to remain in the UK
  4. The student obtains a Home Office status which entitles them to support from SAAS, Student Finance England, Wales or Northern Ireland. In this case the student’s fee waiver will end when government funding for fees commences

Deadline

Application will close on 15 June 2020

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

What our students have to say about SI-UK

Ishwar
I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Ishwar
Ishwar
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
Sudarshan
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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