USW Refugee Sanctuary Scheme*
The USW 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 will be allocated in order of date of complete course and bursary applications,
once all have been allocated, the scheme will close.
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.
is provided by this scheme?
Refugee Sanctuary Scheme will cover the full tuition fee costs for the Pre-sessional
English Language Programme or the International Foundation Programme (Intensive
English) for eligible applicants.
will be given guidance, where required, in the course application process by
the University’s Enquiries and Admissions department.
will be permitted to apply direct to the University. Please note, if you are applying to more
than one University, you are required to make an application via UCAS. If you unsure of which route to apply for a
course please contact the admissions department at the University by calling
01443 655450 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
support will be available from the University’s Student Money Advice Team to
assist applications for undergraduate degree funding.
Who is eligible to
To be considered for this additional support, you must:
Be assessed by the University’s Enquiries and
Admissions department as a refugee and therefore eligible to pay the UK home
rate of fees
Be assessed by the University’s Immigration
& International Student Advice Team as a refugee with the right to study in
Be eligible for UK student support from the
Student Loans Company for the duration of the degree course (if you have
studied previously at a university or college in the UK this might prevent you
from receiving full support. Please contact us for advice if this is the case.
See below for contact details)
Have applied to study a full time 3 or 4 year
undergraduate degree course at the University of South Wales
Be accepted on a Pre-sessional English Language
Programme or the International Foundation Programme at the University of South
Wales prior to commencing your undergraduate degree course
Accept the University’s offer of the place on
your chosen course and the Pre-Sessional English course on a firm basis.
How do you apply?
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.
How will I know
if I am successful?
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
Can I appeal
against any decisions regarding my eligibility?
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.
I contact for further information?
If your query is in regards to the Refugee
Sanctuary Scheme the please contact the Student Money Advice Team:
Phone: 01443 483778 (9-12 Mon-Fri)
If your query is in regards to the course application process then please
contact the Enquiries and Admissions Team:
Phone: 01443 655450
*University of South
Wales scholarships, bursaries and other financial support schemes 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, bursaries
and other financial support schemes available.