Loughborough University is delighted to offer up to five full-fee master's scholarships for students from Ukraine considered at risk for entry in October 2022.

Applications are now open for the Ukrainian students taught programme scholarships.

Funded by Loughborough University, the scholarships are designed to support Ukrainian nationals who currently reside full-time in Ukraine or would normally reside there and have been displaced in 2022.

The scholarship will cover tuition fees for the chosen full-time programme of study at master's level. Successful applicants will be required to cover their own living costs for the duration of their study.

The closing date for applications is 3 August 2022. Deadlines for any future calls will be published on this page if applicable.

Eligibility

You may apply for a scholarship if you meet the following criteria :

  • Currently living and studying in Ukraine, or have recently been living and studying in Ukraine and are now displaced
  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study either a postgraduate degree at Loughborough
  • Not in receipt of any other scholarship or sponsorship, including from Loughborough University (A UK Government Student Loan is permitted)

How to apply

Please complete the application form below and quote your postgraduate application number. You will also need to write a brief supporting statement, which should outline:

  • how you meet the above criteria
  • your past achievements in academic, professional and extracurricular activities
  • how you will benefit from the financial assistance offered by this scholarship and how you expect to benefit from your studies at Loughborough University with respect to your future career plans.

You should be prepared to provide documentary evidence in support of your application if required (eg evidence of your current immigration status and academic qualifications).


How are applications assessed?
Award decisions will take into account the potential benefits to the applicant and the academic excellence, as evidenced by your highest education qualifications, and other supporting information included within your application.

Notes

FAQs in relation to Ukrainian Scholarship eligibility

What documents do you need to confirm that my usual place of residence is Ukraine? Does it need to be translated into English?
You need to evidence your current immigration status with documentation such as a Biometric Residence Permit, Home Office letters or a solicitor’s letter. If you are unsure about your current immigration status please speak to your solicitor or to your family members if you are listed as a dependant on a family member’s immigration application.

Please provide a scan of the photograph page of your current passport.

If you are currently in Ukraine, please provide a current (last three months) official document form showing your name and address. This could be a scan of an official letter sent to you, confirmation from a solicitor or a letter from your employer or current place of study.

If you have left Ukraine please provide details of your current location, and your immigration status in that country.

All documents should be translated into English.

How do I apply to study at Loughborough University?
To study a master's programme you need to apply through the University’s website.

Are part-time students eligible to apply?
To be eligible for this scholarship scheme you must be studying full-time for the 2022/23 academic year.

My family home is in Ukraine but I am already studying at Loughborough University?
If you complete your current programme in the 2021/22 academic year and apply to continue your studies at a higher level you may be considered for the scholarship.

If you are a current student who is continuing your programme in 2022/23 you will not be able to apply for the scholarship. However, you may be able to switch from a Student Visa to the Ukraine Extension visa. You may wish to seek legal advice about potential eligibility for home fee status and UK Government student loans for the 2022/23 academic year. To find out more about this, please contact Student Advice and Support.

What other financial support is available to support my studies?
The UK Government is extending access to HE student support including home fee status, and Advanced Learner Loans for those who are granted leave under one of the three schemes for Ukrainians introduced recently by the Home Office. These are the i) Ukraine Family Scheme, ii) the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme and the iii) Ukraine Extension Scheme.

Further information is available from the UK Government website.

If you are a student at Loughborough University, or have applied to study with us, you can contact Student Advice and Support for assistance on immigration and financial matters.

Would I need to repay the tuition fees scholarship?
The scholarship is offered as a 100% tuition fee reduction which does not need to be repaid to the University.