The USW Postgraduate Refugee Sanctuary Scheme provides support to a limited number of eligible refugees via free English language tuition prior to starting an undergraduate course at the University. The bursaries can be used towards pre-sessional courses of 15 weeks or less. The bursaries will be allocated in order of date of complete course and bursary applications, once all have been allocated, the scheme will close.
Please note, due to Covid-19, the English language courses are currently being delivered online only. To enable you to take part in these classes, you will need to already have the equipment needed to participate in online lessons which includes internet connection and a computer with a microphone and camera.
Please note that undertaking full-time study may have an impact on your eligibility for UK government benefits. You are advised to contact the Welsh Refugee Council if you need further advice on this.
Practical support will be available from the University’s Student Money Advice Team to assist applications for postgraduate Masters funding.
To be considered for this additional support, you must:
You will be sent an email containing a link to an online application form once you have been offered a place on a course. The email will be sent to the email address listed on your course application to the University.
The Student Money Advice Team will notify you of your eligibility by email, using the email address listed on the scheme application form. We aim to send you email confirmation that your application has been received within ten working days, the email will also include details regarding the decision making process.
All students have the right to appeal decisions made by the Student Money Advice Team regarding their eligibility for the Refugee Sanctuary Scheme, please see the Scholarship / Bursary Appeal process for further details.
Phone: 01443 655450
Phone: 01443 482083
*University of South Wales scholarships and bursaries are offered on the basis that they are potentially subject to change in the event of changes to the fee and student support regime applicable in Wales. The University also reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships and bursaries available.