Displaced Student Opportunities UK

Study opportunities to support refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK to access university

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University scholarships

Scholarships offered by universities to support you to complete a full degree. These scholarships may cover foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level study, so you’ll need to check the details of each individual opportunity. They also offer different types of support, including fee waivers, accommodation, bursaries, and study costs.

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English language course

Free courses to help you to improve your English before attending university. Some English courses are ‘pre-sessional’, meaning that you complete them over the summer before starting a course at university. Others are short courses you can complete at different times of the year, or online courses you can complete at your own pace.

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Small grant

Funding to support educational costs. Each grant offers different amounts of money and has a different application process, so check the opportunity for details. Grants usually do not need to be paid back.

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Preparation for university

Courses to give you the tools you need to succeed at university, such as language skills, study skills, or subject knowledge.

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Universities and organisations may offer other types of support to help you on your journey to university or while studying. If so, we’ll list them under ‘Other’.

Studying at university has helped me learn more about something I enjoy and develop transferable skills. It has also connected me more to my local community and helped me integrate into a new society.


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