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Warm Welcome Full Degree Scholarships are available for eligible scholars embarking on a new programme of study at a UK university. ©

Mat Wright 

The Warm Welcome Full Degree Scholarship programme will provide financial assistance to eligible scholars in the UK with links to Afghanistan starting a full-time undergraduate, taught master's or PhD programme in the 2022/23 academic year (September/October 2022).

Through the Warm Welcome Full Degree Scholarship programme, scholars will receive a quarterly stipend payment to cover accommodation and living expenses. Participating higher education providers will waive tuition and other course fees for scholars for the duration of their studies. 

27 May 2022: We have updated the list of higher education providers (HEPs) confirmed as participating in the Full Degree Scholarship programme. Please consult the list at the bottom of this webpage. 

 

Warm Welcome Full Degree Scholarships overview    

Summary This programme will provide financial assistance to eligible scholars who are planning to study full-time for an undergraduate, taught masters or PhD programme beginning in September/October 2022.
Number of scholarships available Around 200 scholarships are expected to be available. 
Eligibility criteria Scholars must meet the eligibility criteria established and also be planning to study full-time for the courses at undergraduate, taught masters or PhD level. Applicants must secure sponsorship from participating higher education provider(s) before applying for the scholarship. Please check the eligibility criteria
Prioritised programmes Scholars may apply to any course of study, however applications for certain subject areas will be prioritised for the Warm Welcome Scholarship Scheme. Please check the prioritised programmes of study.
Funding available Scholars will receive a quarterly stipend payment to support with accommodation and living expenses. The amounts vary depending on geographical location in the UK and on level of study. The first payments will be made to scholars at the beginning of their course and paid in quarterly intervals for the duration of the studies. 
Duration of funding  Funding will continue until the scholar has completed their course of study up to a maximum of 1 year for taught master’s courses and 3 years for undergraduate courses and PhDs, or 4 years if studying for an undergraduate course in Scotland.
Tuition and other course fees Participating higher education providers will waive tuition fees and other course costs for scholars for the duration of their studies. 
Application process Interested scholars will first apply to study at participating higher education providers, indicating that they plan to pursue an application for a Warm Welcome Scholarship. The higher education provider will inform the scholar of the outcome of their application and whether they are willing to sponsor thier scholarship application. Interested scholars who have been sponsored by a higher education provider(s) can then submit their application via the British Council platform, indicating the courses they have been sponsored for.
Allocation process  All applications received by the deadline will be evaluated and scored against the scholarship assessment criteria. If the scheme is oversubscribed, scholarships will be awarded to the highest scoring applicants that can be successfully matched with a sponsoring higher education provider.
Payment mechanism Scholars will receive their funding directly from their higher education provider. Funding will be paid quarterly (every three months) up until the end of the course. 
Conditions of scholarship Successful scholars must complete their supported course of study. Scholars who withdraw early from their course, or who are not permitted to complete their studies due to any legitimate ruling from their higher education provider will have their funding stopped and will be required to repay any funding for future maintenance and living expenses that has not been reasonably committed before the date of termination. Scholars will not be able to postpone the completion of their studies, or defer their studies beyond the stipulated end date of their course, except in exceptional circumstances relating to severe ill-health and pregnancy. Any extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis will be for a maximum of one year. 
 Apply Scholars should apply to higher education providers from early May 2022 once the list of participating institutions has been published. Applications for sponsored scholars will open in late June 2022. Sign up for updates to receive email updates for all details.

Full Degree Scholarship programme: list of participating higher education providers

Below is a list of higher education providers (HEPs) confirmed as participating in the Full Degree Scholarship programme. 

This list was published on 17 May and last updated on 27 May 2022. 

Undergraduate

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Cambridge  
  • Cardiff University
  • City, University of London
  • The Engineering and Design Institute London - TEDI-London
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of Hull
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Leicester
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Warwick
  • University of the West of England
  • University of York

Taught master's

  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Bath
  • Brunel University London
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cardiff University
  • City, University of London
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of Hull
  • Imperial College London
  • Lancaster University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • The University of Northampton
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Sussex
  • University College London
  • University of Warwick
  • University of the West of England
  • University of York

PhD

  • University of Bath
  • Brunel University London
  • University of Cambridge 
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of Hull
  • Imperial College London
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick  
  • University of York

Next steps: application timelines for Full Degree awards

  • Potential applicants are now encouraged to apply to participating institutions (please consult the list above)
  • Undergraduate and master's applicants should to apply to HEPs by 10 June 2022. HEPs are being asked to confirm offers and sponsorship for award by 17 June 2022.
  • PhD applicants should to apply to HEPs by 17 June 2022. HEPs are being asked to confirm offers and sponsorship for award by 1 July 2022.

Further information

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Full Degree Scholarships webinar on 13 May. You can watch a recording of the webinar and also download and view the Full Degree Scholarships webinar slides

Sign up to receive email updates on the Warm Welcome Scholarship Scheme to receive programme updates.

Contact

We advise all potential applicants to familiarise themselves with the information on this website and sign up to receive our email updates. This will ensure that you receive all the latest information on the programme. If you still can't find the information that you're looking for, please email 

scholarships_info@britishcouncil.org