Qualifying for University
Qualifying for University
This page provides information on the opportunities available at UK Universities 2017/18. These are courses which will enable you to obtain the necessary qualifications to potentially progress to study at degree level. This includes Foundation degrees, certificates or modules, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) courses and other forms of English language provision.
Foundation Degrees: enable students to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge in a subject to undertake further study at degree level. For more detailed information on specific foundation courses, please refer to the University website links included in the table.
IELTS: is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers and a requirement for all non-native English speakers who wish to study at University. Where indicated on the table below, Universities offer an IELTS course which, dependent on the level of qualification you receive, can enable you to apply for further study at the University of your choice. The minimum scores required for entry to a University degree course vary by institution and by course so please check individual University websites for further information or contact the University you wish to apply to.
Cetificate course: is a modular course which, upon completion, could support students in obtaining the credits required to access an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.
The key at the bottom of the table explains the use of letters in the eligibility column to denote different forms of immigration status.
This table is merely a guide to help you identify the scholarships that may be eligible to apply for based on your immigration status. Each university will have additional eligibility criteria that you will need to meet in order to make an application. You will need to check and adhere to the information on the individual university websites for precise details on available bursaries and on how to apply. By clicking on the links provided in the table, you will be re-directed to the relevant web page of each university. Please contact the specific university you are interested in studying at, if you have specific questions regarding your application. Contact details should be included on the web page, or you can contact the relevant university student services department.
No. of Bursaries
|Birckbeck University||13.08.17||Certificate courses||20||AS, AS(fc), R, DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR, ILR,HP||Click here|
|University of Bristol||03.05.18||International Foundation Programme||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR, HP||Click here|
|University of East London (UEL)||30.11.17||The Open Learning Initative (OLIve) Short Course||40||AS, AS(fc), R||Click here|
|Keele University||03.06.18||Foundation degree||1||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR, HP||Click here|
|University of Leicester||English language courses||Multiple||Click here|
Eligibility/Status code explained:
AS Asylum Seeker: must have either submitted a claim for asylum or actively appealing a negative decision on claim for asylum. (In most cases dependents of asylum seekers are also eligible to apply. Check the individual university for details)
AS(fc) Asylum seeker who has submitted a fresh claim for asylum due to all appeal rights exhausted on their initial asylum claim
R Refugee status
DLR/LLR(as) Discretionary Leave to Remain/Limited Leave to remain as the result of an asylum claim
DLR/LLR Discretionary Leave to Remain/Limited Leave to Remain for reasons other than an asylum claim
ILR Indefinite Leave to Remain
HP Humanitarian Protection
SVPRS Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme
* DLR / LLR represent people with temporary status
This table is merely a guide to help people identify the scholarships that they might be eligible to apply for based on their immigration status. Each university will have additional eligibility criteria that applicants will need to meet in order to make an application. We advise applicants to check and adhere to the information on the individual university websites for precise details on available bursaries and how to apply. We have provided a link to the relevant webpage of each university in the table above. Questions specific to individual universities need to be addressed to them – contact details should be included on the web page, or contact the relevant university student services department.