University of Liverpool Humanitarian Scholarships for Master's Programmes

The University of Liverpool is pleased to offer tuition fee and maintenance support for up to two postgraduate taught students who have sought international protection outside of the UK so they can proceed with their education.

Award amount

  • This scholarship will provide a full fee waiver for the year long programme as well as accommodation costs and a stipend to support living costs up to the value of £18,688.00.
  • Scholars benefitting from this scholarship will also be supported during their time at Liverpool, including language support and visa applications.
  • We cannot provide financial or administrative support for family members.


This scholarship is intended to support international students who have recognised status as either refugees or under humanitarian protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention. This status must be held outside of the UK. It is also open to Ukrainian Nationals with European Union temporary protected status and who are currently living in an EU state and who would be eligible to apply for a student visa to come to the UK.

We hope to encourage well-qualified students to continue their education with us here in Liverpool studying a postgraduate taught course (MA or MSc). Please note - Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Nursing courses are excluded.

All applicants for this scholarship must:

  • Be able to evidence their Refugee Status, or Humanitarian Protection as recognised by the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees. For Ukrainians with European Union temporary protected status, relevant documentation which evidences this, such as a residency card for the EU state you are in or a residency extension letter to March 2025.
  • Have applied to study for either an MA or MSc degree at the University of Liverpool.

Apply for the award

To apply, complete the application form below. You will need to upload evidence of your status as part of this process.

Application deadline: 30 April 2024, 17:00 BST

We are unable to consider any applications submitted after the deadline.


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