Asylum Seeker Scholarships - Part Time

Part-time English language course scholarships for asylum seekers offered by the University of Sheffield.

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Please Note: Applications for scholarships in the current 2020-21 academic year are now closed.

Information about future scholarships will be available on this webpage near the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year.

We have two scholarships for our part-time General English courses and two scholarships for our part-time IELTS preparation courses.

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarships cover the cost of tuition fees and course materials. The scholarships are available for students who are 18+ and who meet certain criteria.

What criteria do I need to meet?

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

  • be 18+ years of age and live in Sheffield
  • have been granted Humanitarian Protection or Limited Leave to Remain in the UK, be a dependant or partner of someone with Humanitarian Protection or Limited Leave to Remain or you or your parent/guardian or partner are an asylum seeker and have submitted a claim within the UK for refugee status and have not yet received a decision from the Home Office on that application
  • be unable to access mainstream funding, for example student finance or local authority grants
  • provide all the documentation you have received from the Home Office in relation to your asylum claim.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Applications for scholarships in the current 2020-21 academic year are now closed. Further information about future scholarships will be available on this webpage later in 2021.

Important Information

  • If you have exhausted all appeal rights and have neither submitted a fresh claim for asylum nor an application to remain in the UK under another immigration category, you will not be able to study at the University of Sheffield. 
  • If your status changes throughout the application process or at any point prior to or during your studies, you must notify the University immediately.
  • If you have or receive a 'no study' immigration bail condition or a 'restricted study' condition that prohibits study at the University of Sheffield, you will not be permitted to study at the University.

About our Part-time Evening Courses

Our part-time General English Courses take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Our part-time IELTS Preparation Course takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Students on both courses are required to attend both sessions each week.

For more information about the classes, please visit our Part-time courses webpage.

If your application is successful, you will be invited to take a placement test where we can check your level of English and recommend the right course for you. 

What if I still have questions?

If you have any questions, please email and we will be happy to help you.

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