Ukrainian students Scholarships
Loughborough University is delighted to offer up to five full-fee postgraduate taught and three undergraduate Scholarships for students from Ukraine considered at-risk, for entry October 2023.
Applications are now open for the Ukrainian students taught programme Scholarships.
Up to five full-fee post-graduate taught and three undergraduate Scholarships for students from Ukraine accepted for entry in October 2023.
Funded by Loughborough University, the scholarships are designed to support Ukrainian nationals who currently reside full-time in Ukraine or would normal reside there and have been displaced in 2023.
The scholarship will cover tuition fees for the chosen full-time programme of study at UG or Master’s level. Successful applicants will be required to cover their own living costs for the duration of their study.
The deadline 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 were living and studying in Ukraine prior to January 2022 and are now displaced.
- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Loughborough University or Loughborough University London.
- 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 UCAS personal ID or 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 extra-curricular 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 address 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 an undergraduate programme you need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
For more information please see our UCAS Applications webpage.
I have already started my undergraduate studies in Ukraine, is it possible to transfer?
If you started an undergraduate degree in Ukraine you may apply to continue your studies at Loughborough University. However please note your offer will be subject to your ability to meet the academic entry requirements for your preferred programme and year of study and will therefore be considered on an individual basis. To be eligible for this scholarship scheme you must plan to study full-time in the 2023/2024 academic year and must apply through UCAS by the scholarship closing date.
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.
Undergraduate - Maintenance Loans and Tuition Fee Loans Student finance for undergraduates: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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.
If I study an Undergraduate degree, will the scholarship be available to me for all years of my programme?
Subject to successful progression from one year to the next, yes it will cover the full programme.