UCL announced the establishment of a new scholarship scheme: the Access Opportunity Scholarship. The intention of the scholarship is to support those, who because of their immigration status are not able to secure student loans for their higher education. Asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers, or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and who are holding an offer for an undergraduate place at UCL will be eligible.
Eligibility: Applicants for the scholarship must be:
* An asylum seeker holding an offer of a place on a UCL undergraduate programme, or/;
* An offer-holder granted “limited” or “discretionary” leave to remain and;
* Unable to access student finance (tuition fee or maintenance loan) because of your immigration status;
* Able to prove your status, under one of the above categories;
The program will consider both your financial situation and academic merit and you will need to demonstrate both within your application.
Duration of Award: For the normal duration of your programme at UCL. Your scholarship will cease (from the start of the following academic year), if you are granted refugee status or humanitarian protection whilst a student at UCL because you will then have access to UK student loans and you will be expected to apply for available student finance.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The scholarship will consist of full tuition fees and a living allowance of £10,750 per year for the normal duration of your programme at UCL.
Annual renewal of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
How to Apply: Visit link below