University College London Access Opportunity Scholarship

Access Opportunity Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: All disciplines
Course Level: Bachelors
Provider: UCL
Country to Study in: UK (London)

Scholarship Description
The University College London (UCL) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship scheme for 2017-2018 academic year: the Access Opportunity Scholarship for students from any eligible country.

The intention of this Access Opportunity Scholarship is to support those, who because of their immigration status are not able to secure student loans for their higher education.

The UCL Access Opportunity Scholarship will target Asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers, or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. UCL has committed to providing £500,000 in funding over three years for prospective students granted discretionary or limited leave to remain and those who may be seeking asylum.

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;
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.

Selection criteria:
UCL will consider both your financial situation and academic merit and you will need to demonstrate both within your application (see Guidance notes).

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY eligible country

Participating Institutions
University College London, United Kingdom

Fields of study
Any UCL undergraduate programme

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The scholarship will cover the normal duration of your programme at UCL. Annual renewal of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship will consist of full tuition fees and a living allowance of £10,750 per year for the normal duration of your studies

Method of Application
Complete applications and supporting documentations should be submitted by email to UCL at It is important to read the Guidance Notes and visit the official website (link to it is below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

The deadline for your application is Friday, 28 July 2017 18:00 (UK time)

If UCL receives your application after this deadline, it will not be eligible.

University College London (UCL) is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It is the third-largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrollment (and largest by postgraduate enrolment) and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. Established in 1826 as London University by founders inspired by the radical ideas of Jeremy Bentham, UCL was the first university institution to be established in London, and the first in England to be entirely secular and to admit students regardless of their religion

Application Deadline: 28 July 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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