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 2023.

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 or expect to be displaced in 2023.

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

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2023. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 19 May 2023.

Deadlines for any future application rounds will be published on this page if applicable.

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 prior to January 2022 and are now displaced
  • Hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study a postgraduate degree at Loughborough University (Loughborough or London campus)
  • 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, residential 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.

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 will need evidence of 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 dependent on a family member’s immigration application.

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

If you have left Ukraine please provide evidence of your current address, and, if you are not living in the UK, 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 Postgraduate Taught programme you need to apply through the University’s application portal.

Are part-time students eligible to apply?
To be eligible for this scholarship scheme you must be studying full-time for the 2023/2024 academic year.

My family home is in Ukraine but I am already studying at Loughborough University?
If you completed your current programme in the 2022/23 academic year and apply to continue your studies at a higher (postgraduate taught) level you may be considered for the scholarship.

If you are a current student who is continuing your programme in 2023/24 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 to home fee status and UK Government student loans from the 2023/24 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 has extended access to HE student support including home fee status, and Higher Education Student Finance for those who were living in Ukraine immediately before 1 January 2022 and have been granted leave under one of the following three schemes: i) Ukraine Family Scheme, ii) Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, and iii) Ukraine Extension Scheme.

Further information on Ukraine Schemes and immigration status is available on the Government website. For additional information on Student Finance information see the UKCISA webpage.

Postgraduate Taught  - Masters Loans Master's Loan: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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.