The Westheimer Scholarship


East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, South West, South East, London, North West, North East, West Midlands



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2024
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Schwab and Westheimer Trust

About this opportunity

The Westheimer Scholarship will support young people to study for a first degree or professional qualification in the health or social care fields. The scholarship will pay home tuition fees*, and associated study costs. The specific amount awarded will be dependent on candidates’ individual circumstances and university location.

*The trust will help candidates who are successful at interview to request home fees from their chosen university. The final award of a Westheimer Scholarship will be dependent on successfully getting a home tuition fee offer.

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate


Asylum seeker, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Other forms of sanctuary (including Calais Leave, Section 67 Leave, UASC leave and Stateless Leave)

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

You must:

  1. Be 30 years old or younger.
  2. Be an asylum seeker (or the dependent of an asylum seeker) who is awaiting a decision or appealing a decision for asylum from the UK Home Office; OR a person (or dependent of a person) who claimed asylum in the UK and has been granted Limited Leave to Remain or some other form of temporary status such as Calais Leave, Discretionary Leave to Remain, Section 67 leave, UASC leave.
  3. Be a student wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree in social work, medicine, nursing, or related health or social care professions.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Fee Waiver (no fees)
  • Full bursary (study costs and full living costs)
  • Partial bursary (study costs and partial living costs)
  • Study costs (books, travel, etc.)

Additional notes about support provided

Pastoral support will be provided to successful candidates.

Additional details about application process

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document and Guidance Notes before beginning the online application form.

Please note that there is no advantage for students who submit their applications first, so please take your time and fill in applications carefully. Applications must be made using the online form – however, should you wish to prepare your answers, you can do so using the Word version of the form.

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact Lydia Nyachieo