Warm Welcome In-Year Scholarships provides funding for eligible scholars enrolled at a UK university to support maintenance costs ©

Mat Wright

Warm Welcome In-Year Scholarships applications for September 2022 intake have now closed.

These awards were for students enrolled on higher education courses in the UK in the academic year (21/22) and whose studies are still ongoing. Funding is available to support maintenance costs for the 2023 academic year and will continue until the scholar has completed their current course of study (with a maximum length of 3 years). 

Warm Welcome In-Year Scholarships overview

Summary This programme provides financial assistance to eligible scholars who are currently studying at higher education providers in the UK at either undergraduate, taught masters or PhD level. 
Number of scholarships available Up to a maximum of 100 In-Year Scholarships
Eligibility criteria Scholars must meet the eligibility criteria and currently be enrolled on a full-time course of study in the UK with a higher education provider.  Applicants must have the agreement of their higher education provider before applying for the scholarship and agreement for the provider to carry out a financial assessment. Please check the eligibility criteria
Funding available Successful 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 in June 2022 and will be back-dated to the point of application to the scheme in May 2022. 
Duration of funding  Funding will continue until the scholar has completed their current course of study. For scholars whose study continues into the academic year 22/23 and beyond, the funding will continue until the end of the course for a maximum of two additional years – or three additional years maximum if studying an undergraduate course in Scotland. 
Tuition and other course fees The arrangement for payment of tuition and other course fees will depend on the agreement that each current scholar has with their higher education provider, which is why applicants must ensure their provider supports their application. However, the scholarship is awarded on the basis that participating higher education providers will support the scholars to complete their studies, and will not make the ability to pay tuition of other course fees a condition of the scholarship.  
Application process Scholars submit their application online to the British Council. Basic personal and study information will be required. Scholars will need to list their current higher education provider details, course of study, level of study and expected completion date. There is no requirement to provide references, academic transcripts or detailed supporting documentation. Applications will be open for a limited period of two weeks and reviewed in order of submission, with the first applications received reviewed first. Once the application is received, the British Council will contact the higher education provider to confirm scholar identity, eligibility and financial assessment. 
Allocation process  Scholars who meet the eligibility requirements and who have their application supported by their higher education provider will be awarded a scholarship. Once the full quota of 100 scholarships has been allocated, no further scholarships will be awarded. 
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 their supported course of study. 
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 and will be for a maximum of one year.  Full Terms and Conditions for scholars will be provided in due course.  
 Apply Applications for In-Year Scholarships opened on 9 May and closed on 20 May 2022.

Further Information 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the In-Year Scholarships webinar on 6 May. You can watch a recording of the webinar and also download and view the In-Year Scholarships webinar slides.

Read our privacy notice which explains how we will collect and process your personal information as part of your Warm Welcome Scholarship application.


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Email the team: scholarships_info@britishcouncil.org