Bowman Scholarship for Forced Migrants





Type of opportunity

University scholarship, Preparation for university

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About this opportunity

What is the Scholarship for?
> To enrol in a one-year pre-undergraduate preparation course at UCL, the UPC, with a full tuition fee waiver and a campus pack support for your living costs
> To get support for your UCAS and Sanctuary Scholarships applications
> To prepare for your future undergraduate degree with modules in Academic English, Academic Research and Methods and subject-specific modules * Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Politics, Geography, Economics, History of Art, Literature, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation which may be required subejcts for your degree

What is the Scholarship?
Value: full UPC tuition fees, Campus Pack, UCAS application support, Sanctuary Scholarships application support for undergraduate progression

Number of awards: 2 scholarships

Available to: prospective UPC students from forced migration backgrounds living in London or the Greater London area

Level: pre-undergraduate

Selection criteria: educational, personal and financial circumstances, as well as academic background and potential

Application opening date: 1 February 2024

Application closing date: 1 June 2024

Result: by 26 July 2024

Level of Study

  • Foundation
  • Pre-university


Asylum seeker, Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Temporary refugee permission, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Indefinite Leave to Remain, Ukraine schemes

Additional notes about eligibility criteria


  • You are a forced migrant living in the UK
  • You do not have a qualification that allows you to apply for direct entry for undergraduate study
  • You are living in London or able to (without prejudice to your Home office statutory requirements)
  • You can support yourself for accommodation and living costs in London for the academic year on the UPC
  • You know what degree you wish to study and have started to prepare for it or have received some education in it
  • You are in financial need

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Fee Waiver (no fees)
  • Study costs (books, travel, etc.)
  • Application support and advice
  • English language provision

Types of study available

  • Face-to-face

Additional details about application process


Application Form

  • Apply online on our website (not via UCAS) at no charge
  • Add your high school or university transcripts (if available)
  • Add an English language qualification (if available)
  • Add a reference (from a teacher or other)
  • Write a personal statement
  • Add documents to prove your status, address and financial circumstances

Entrance tests

  • Take 1 or 2 (online): 20 April or 8 June 2024
  • Prepare using the practice tests online



  • You will be informed if you are selected after the interview
  • You will need to make sure you fill the additional eligibility criteria (proof of financial support and housing in London for the academic year)
  • A panel will review all applications
  • Final decisions by 26 July 2024

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact Raphaela Armbruster

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