Verder Leeds Scholarship

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on 2 March 2020.

Stage 1

  • Applicants MUST first apply for a relevant taught programme of study and be in receipt of a Student Application Number to be eligible for a Verder Leeds Scholarship. Applicants must hold an unconditional offer to study at the University of Leeds by 30 March 2020;
  • These awards are only available to forced migrants to the UK, such as asylum seekers or refugees, and are not open to applicants who are liable to pay academic fees at the International fee rate;

Stage 2

Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, the Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any correspondence regarding the progress of an application until the outcome is known.

How are the scholarships awarded?

Each School selects a shortlist of applicants who they wish to recommend for the award. The School shortlists are then sent to Verder for selection of the successful applicants and reserves. Applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of their application within 10 weeks of the closing date. The University will use the data provided in the application form for internal selection and statistical purposes and publish the names of the successful applicants within the University and externally on the University website.

Further information

Verder is a manufacturer and distributor of pumps based in West Yorkshire and 26 other countries around the world and supports young people in education and development.

The following courses are eligible for this scholarship: 

MSc (Eng) Advanced Mechanical Engineering

MSc Mathematics

MSc Physics

The total value of the award is 25,000 Euros, which will provide full Home/EU fees, with the remaining amount providing a maintenance grant of between £8,000 and £9,000.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a forced migrant to the UK (a person displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental or human rights pressures)
  • Have the residency status of one of the following:
    • An asylum seeker – a person who has made a claim within the UK for refugee status
    • A refugee who is unable to access funding from Student Finance England
    • A person who has been granted Limited Leave to Remain in the UK (as a result of an asylum application)
  • Continue to have immigration status that allows them to study for the duration of their course
  • Be unable to access mainstream funding, for example from Student Finance England or a local authority grant
  • Hold an unconditional offer of a study place by 30 March 2020

Please be aware that deciding for faith reasons not to receive student finance does not grant eligibility for the Verder Scholarship. For Sharia-compliant funding opportunities, please see our page on financial support for Muslim students.

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