General bursaries and scholarships
For more information on these bursaries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Bursary / scholarship||Value||Eligibility|
|Queen Mary Bursary|
|National Scholarship Programme (NSP)|
|Queen Mary and Westfield Alumni Student Bursary|
|Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation Scholarship|
|Queen Mary UNITE Accommodation and Access Bursary 2013-14|
Academic bursaries and scholarships
|Scholarship||Value||Participating academic Schools|
|Science and Engineering Excellence Scholarships||£3,000 per year|
|Modern Foreign Languages Excellence Scholarships||£3,000 (across two years)||School of Languages, Linguistics and Film|
|Economics and Finance Excellence Scholarships||£3,000 per year||School of Economics and Finance|
|The John Abernethy (Barts) Scholarship||£3,500 per year||Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Sir John Cass's Foundation Lord Mayor's Scholarship||£7,000 per year||Music Performance|
|School of Law Bursary||£1,000 per year||School of Law|
|Geoffrey Flavell Student Bursary||£2,000 (across three years)||Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry|
Students seeking asylum
Queen Mary, University of London is offering a tuition fee concession and additional financial support to those seeking asylum. These awards are for applicants applying for undergraduate programmes only, excluding programmes in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
There are two types of award:
- Category A
Asylum seekers or children of asylum seekers who meet the academic programme requirements will be eligible to pay the 'home rate' of tuition fee while their asylum application is under consideration by the Home Office.
- Category B
Asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers and those holding Discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK. Two students per academic year will be awarded a tuition fee waiver plus maintenance support. This will consist of a non-repayable grant worth the equivalent of a Student Finance Maintenance Loan (£7,675 a year in 2013-14) and a Queen Mary Bursary (£1,500 a year in 2013-14).
Eligibility criteria for both categories A and B
Applicants will be classified as international students but allowed to pay the home rate of fee.
However, if their asylum case is decided during their course of study at the University, their fee status will change to 'home' with effect from the following academic year if:
- they (or their parents or their spouse/civil partner) are recognised as a refugee by the UK Government and are granted indefinite leave to enter/remain in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK since they were granted this immigration status.
Please note that if you are awaiting a decision on an asylum application, you are not normally eligible for UK Government Student Finance. This means that you will need to have secured funds to pay your tuition fees and living costs before you start your course.
This reduced rate of fee or award is payable in each standard academic year of the course. This is unless, as a result of an asylum application, you (or your parents or spouse/civil partner) are granted leave to enter/remain in the UK and you have been ordinarily resident in the UK since you were granted this immigration status. If this happens, the award will cease from the start of the next academic year, and you would be expected to apply for Student Finance instead.
Please note: Spouses/civil partners must have been the spouse/civil partner on the date on which the asylum application was made. Children/step-children of a refugee/person with leave to remain/enter must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application was made.
Additional criteria for category B
- Priority would be given to applicants who have been educated in the local area (Tower Hamlets and Newham)
- Applicants in receipt of additional financial support will receive this support until such time as their immigration status is determined. If there is a change of immigration status, the applicant must comply with the conditions attached to this change of status which may mean applying for funding from Student Finance England, if they become eligible to do so.
- Applicants who are awarded the tuition fee waiver and maintenance support are encouraged to meet with a Welfare Adviser from the Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service. This is to help them plan their finances and their budget, and to help them organise other practicalities such as accommodation.
For further details please contact:
Head of Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 3353
External funding sources
Previous and current students of Queen Mary have succeeded in obtaining funding for their undergraduate studies from a variety of external sources, including the ones below: