- UK/International: Worldwide eligibility
- Summary: One-year fully-funded scholarship for forced migrants to the UK wishing to study selected taught Masters courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
- Value - what money is on offer: Fees and a maintenance grant of approximately £9000 (dependent on Euro exchange rate).
- Who is eligible: These awards are available for forced migrants to the UK, such as asylum seekers or refugees. See Further information for additional conditions.
- Deadline: 1 February 2021
- Conditions: Must be taken up in September 2020. See Further information for additional conditions.
- Number of scholarships available: 1
How to apply
The deadline for applications is 17:00 on 1 February 2021.
- 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 1 February 2021;
- These awards are only available to forced migrants to the UK, such as asylum seekers or refugees who are classed as having home fee status.
- Once you are in receipt of your Student Application ID, complete the online application form.
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. Unsuccessful applicants can expect to be notified of the application outcome approximately 4 weeks after the application closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 10 weeks of the application 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.
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:
The total value of the award is 25,000 Euros, which will provide full Home 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
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.