University of Liverpool Humanitarian Scholarships for Masters Programmes

Please note that this scholarship is currently closed for applications. At the heart of the University of Liverpool’s mission is the advancement of learning and the ennoblement of life. This includes a commitment to supporting those fleeing conflict and at risk of persecution. As part of this commitment, we are offering the Humanitarian Scholarship Programme for international students wishing to continue their academic careers at postgraduate level. This scholarship is open to support people who have recognised status as either refugees or are under humanitarian protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention. This status must be held outside of the UK.


The awards cover full tuition fees, visas and support for accommodation and living expenses.

There are up to 3 awards for one year each.



Open to:

The scholarship is open for all postgraduate-taught programmes, excluding medicine, dentistry, veterinary and nursing. See full list of courses here.

Key information

At the same time as applying for academic admission, you should make a separate application for the scholarship using the Humanitarian Scholarships for Masters Programmes application form.

Assessment criteria

When reviewing scholarship applications, the University selection panel will consider: 

  • The barriers you are facing in accessing higher education
  • Academic merit and potential.
  • Your interest in the field of study and the impact the course may have on you and your community in the future.
  • Your financial circumstances and if you have received funding from any other source to support your studies.

Eligibility criteria

Our scholarships are intended to support individuals at risk who have been granted protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention and are intended for those who could not afford to study at the University of Liverpool without a scholarship.

 To apply for a scholarship, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a new international student to The University of Liverpool in the academic year 2023/24.
  • Have recognised status as either a refugee or under humanitarian protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention granted outside of the UK.


Excluded subjects

Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Nursing.