Applications are invited for Fully Funded Verder Leeds Scholarship 2021 at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
One-year fully-funded scholarship for forced migrants to the UK wishing to study selected taught Masters courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Verder is a manufacturer and distributor of pumps based in West Yorkshire and 26 other countries around the world and supports young people in education and development.
The following courses are eligible for this scholarship:
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Fees and a maintenance grant of approximately £9000 (dependent on Euro exchange rate).
- The total value of the award is 25,000 Euros, which will provide full Home fees, with the remaining amount providing a maintenance grant of between £8,000 and £9,000.
To be eligible for Verder Leeds Scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a forced migrant to the UK (a person displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental or human rights pressures)
- Have the residency status of one of the following:
- An asylum seeker – a person who has made a claim within the UK for refugee status
- A refugee who is unable to access funding from Student Finance England
- A person who has been granted Limited Leave to Remain in the UK (as a result of an asylum application)
- Continue to have immigration status that allows them to study for the duration of their course
- Be unable to access mainstream funding, for example from Student Finance England or a local authority grant
- Hold an unconditional offer of a study place
To apply for Verder Leeds Scholarship:
- Applicants MUST first apply for a relevant taught programme of study and be in receipt of a Student Application Number to be eligible for a Verder Leeds Scholarship. Applicants must hold an unconditional offer to study at the University of Leeds by 1 February 2021;
- These awards are only available to forced migrants to the UK, such as asylum seekers or refugees who are classed as having home fee status.
- Once you are in receipt of your Student Application ID, complete the online application form.
How are the scholarships awarded?
Each School selects a shortlist of applicants who they wish to recommend for the award. The School shortlists are then sent to Verder for selection of the successful applicants and reserves. Unsuccessful applicants can expect to be notified of the application outcome approximately 4 weeks after the application closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 10 weeks of the application closing date. The University will use the data provided in the application form for internal selection and statistical purposes and publish the names of the successful applicants within the University.