Friday, April 26, 2019

Scholarship Deadlines and Summer Courses for refugees and asylum seekers

Opportunities and information about courses, summer schools and scholarship application deadlines for people seeking refugee protection in the UK.

There are many exciting programmes and opportunities going on this summer for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Check out these programmes and opportunities that are being offered to see if one is right for you!

1.) The Bayswater foundation summer school

The Bayswater Foundation is offering a Summer Camp School hosted by the University of Nottingham for refugees ages 14-17 and ages 18-35 who wish to return to full-time study or work. This programme would run for two weeks between 29th July – 12th August and offers participants a mix of English language lessons for those that need them, academic skills workshops, soft skills & cultural sessions, and activities. At the end of this two week session, it is expected that participants will have gained the confidence to increase in communicating in English as well as had a taste of what university life is like. If you would like more information about attending, please contact: [email][/email] or call 020 7221 7259

2.) Summer School at the University of York

The University of York’s summer YESS programmes are open to asylum seeking and refugee students through the University of York’s amazing partnership with STAR for Equal Access. Applications are now open for two four day residential summer schools for prospective students who are in the process of seeking refugee protection. More information about how to apply can be found on the YESS website. Find out more info about this programme here

3.) Bread baking course for refugees in London

The organisation Refugees into Jobs is offering a Just Bread Baking course this summer running for 10 weeks located in Hackler and Poplar. Just Bread aims to bring together London’s refugees through baking, and participants will gain a Food and Hygiene Level 1 Certificate. Individuals with refugee status, a family reunion visa or humanitarian protection as a result of asylum are eligible and welcome to apply for this wonderful opportunity! Deadline for applications is 30th April, 2019. More info about this course and how to apply can be found here

On top of these awesome summer programs being offered, there are also loads of scholarship opportunity deadlines coming up as well!

5.) Distance learning scholarship with Arizona State University

Arizona State University is offering a chance for disadvantaged Arab youth to complete their master’s degrees online through scholarships! ASU is offering scholarships for 29 different specializations ranging from engineering, technology, health, tourism, etc. In order to be eligible for this opportunity you must be an Arab citizen, be less than thirty years old, have at least a 3.0 bachelor’s GPA, be in financial need, have English proficiency, and not already have earned a master’s degree. Deadline to apply for this awesome summer opportunity is 26th May. More info about how to apply for this opportunity can be found here

5.) Scholarship in TESOL MA at the University of Hull

The University of Hull is offering an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Scholarship! This scholarship includes a tuition and fees waiver at the ‘home/EU’ student rate (£7000) and a living costs contribution of £6000 for one year. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant course, have proficiency in English, be seeking asylum in the UK or is dependent on or a spouse of someone seeking asylum, or have been granted Leave to Remain. Students who are selected for this scholarship will start in September 2019, and the deadline to apply for this scholarship opportunity is 6th May! Find out more info about this scholarship opportunity and how to apply here

List of upcoming scholarship deadlines.

For more information about elibgility and type of funding for scholarships as well as the direct links to the application pages go to the full list of scholarships on the STAR website


Application Deadline

London School of Economics

26 April 2019

Edge Hill

28 April 2019


28 April 2019

Ulster University

30 April 2019


30 April 2019

Leeds Trinity

01 May 2019


03 May 2019


03 May 2019

De Montfort, Leicester

10 May 2019


17 May 2019


17 May 2019


24 May 2019


24 May 2019


31 May 2019

East Anglia

31 May 2019


31 May 2019


01 June 2019

Marlborough College

01 June 2019


01 June 2019


02 June 2019


21 June 2019


28 June 2019


30 June 2019

City, University of London

30 June 2019


30 June 2019

University of Leeds

01 July 2019

Newman University, Birmingham

01 July 2019

University College London

05 July 2019


07 July 2019


15 July 2019

Canterbury Christchurch

30 August 2019

Posted by STAR team on 26/04/2019 at 01:55 PM