Information for Prospective Students

Access Opportunity Scholarship

The purpose of the Access Opportunity scholarship is to support those, who because of their immigration status are not able to secure student loans for their higher education.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the scholarship must be:

  • Holding an offer of a place on a UCL undergraduate programme and;
  • Asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who are seeking asylum in the UK OR forced migrants who are based in the UK and have been granted a temporary form of leave as the result of an asylum application or human rights application (e.g. limited leave to remain, discretionary leave to remain, humanitarian protection) and;
  • Unable to access student finance (tuition fee or maintenance loan) because of  immigration status.

Selection criteria

We will consider your financial situation, residency and academic merit and you will need to demonstrate these in your application.

Value: benefit and duration

The scholarship will consist of tuition fees and a living allowance of £11,000 per year for the normal duration of your programme at UCL. 

Annual renewal of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Applications deadline and procedure

The deadline for your application is: Friday, 6 July 2018 at 5pm (UK time).

Download Application Form

Downlaod Reference Form

Complete applications and supporting documentation should be submitted by email to: studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk 

Notification of results

Successful candidates can expect to be notified by email in early August.

If you do not hear from the UCL Student Funding Office by 3rd August 2018, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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