Humanitarian Scholarships

Academic year 2024
Manchester, England


Social responsibility lies at the heart of our University and we are committed to playing our part in helping those fleeing conflict and persecution by offering the opportunity to study at Manchester.

Set up in 2022, our Humanitarian Scholarship programme supports individuals at immediate risk who have been forced to flee their homes as a direct result of armed conflict. The awards cover tuition fees, living expenses and visas.

For 2024 entry, we are offering up to ten Scholarships.

The Scholarships are available for a wide range of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate-taught courses excluding medicine, dentistry, nursing and architecture.

You’ll need to have an offer to study here before applying for the Scholarship. Applications open on 1 March 2024 and close on 15 April 2024.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a scholarship, you’ll need all of the following:

  • be at serious risk as a direct result of armed conflict, and/or

  • be displaced inside or have been forced to leave your home country within the last three years because of armed conflict;

  • be unable to access or complete higher education;

  • have not previously studied, at any level, in the UK or EU;

  • have received an offer of admission for entry in September 2024;

  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment, to, your chosen course;

  • have an excellent academic background

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from individuals who are currently in the UK or EU.

Available courses

To be eligible for a Scholarship, you’ll need to be studying a full-time course as part-time and online courses are not included.

Undergraduate courses

The Scholarships are available for three-year undergraduate degrees. Applicants for Medicine (MBChB), Dentistry (BDS), Nursing or Architecture degrees are not eligible.

We’ll offer Scholarships for our integrated foundation year or Biosciences Foundation course if you don’t have the right qualifications for direct entry to any of our three-year degree courses in engineering, natural sciences and biosciences. However, funding is not available for the foundation programme run in partnership with INTO Manchester.

Master’s courses

All master’s courses except for the MBA and Clinical Medicine and Dentistry degrees are included in the Scholarship programme.

Applying for the Scholarship

Applications open on 1 March 2024 and close on 15 April 2024.


Application will close on 15 April 2024


What our students have to say about SI-UK

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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."
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