Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Bursary
The DRC Bursary is a 10 per cent bursary that can be applied against registration, examination entry fees and module fees for an applicant who is a current DRC employee.
The DRC Bursary is available for the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies programme only for students/applicants who register from the 2022/23 academic year onwards.
The DRC Bursary does not cover examination resit fees, recognition of prior learning fees, fees for changing a module, or any fees charged by examination centres or University of London Recognized Teaching Centres.
If you are eligible, you will be provided with a bursary code that can be used when you register.
Who can apply
Offer holders - you will not be considered for the DRC Bursary until you have received an offer for the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies programme.
The DRC Bursary is only available to new students; you cannot be considered for the bursary as a currently registered student.
How to apply
You can select the DRC Bursary in the ‘Scholarships and bursaries’ section of the online application form.
Once you reach the document upload section, attach a work reference (on headed paper and bearing a hand written signature) from your employer detailing your current job role and responsibilities and year(s) of employment.
If you wish to apply for the DRC Bursary after you have submitted your application for the programme, you can do so via our online enquiry system. Please ensure that you provide your student number and a work reference (on headed paper and bearing a hand written signature) from your employer detailing your current job role and responsibilities and year(s) of employment.
Please ensure to apply/request the bursary at least 2 weeks before the registration deadline for your programme.
Terms and conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to your University of London Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Bursary:
- To be eligible for the DRC Bursary, you must be a current staff member of the DRC.
- The DRC Bursary is only available for the University of London MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies programme offered via distance learning.
- You will not be considered for the DRC Bursary until you have been given an offer for the University of London MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies distance learning programme.
- When you are approved for the DRC Bursary you will be sent a bursary code to use during registration. If you proceed to register before you have received the bursary code, you will no longer be eligible for the bursary.
- If you request the DRC Bursary past the deadline for the current session, we cannot award you the bursary. However you can request the DRC Bursary for the next academic session providing the bursary is still available, and if you can defer your registration until the next session.
- You cannot be considered for the DRC Bursary if you are a currently registered student.
- The Bursary can only be applied against registration fees, examination entry and course module fees. It cannot be applied to application fees, recognition of prior learning fees, module continuation fees, extension of registration fees, examination resit fees, coursework resubmission fee, dissertation resubmission fee, dissertation second deferral fee, examination centre fees or rechecks, nor against fees not charged directly by University of London such as fees charged by University of London Recognized Teaching Centres.
- The DRC Bursary value is 10% of the applicable programme fee deducted from your fees and can be applied if you choose the ‘pay as go’ option, or if you select to pay your full course fee.
- The DRC Bursary may be awarded in addition to other scholarships and funding, but it cannot be used in conjunction with any other University of London bursary or scholarship.
- DRC Bursaries may be reviewed on an annual basis and cannot be transferred to another individual.
- Students awarded an DRC Bursary but who subsequently withdraw from their course of studies will no longer be eligible for the DRC Bursary.
- Students who take a break in their studies will continue to be eligible for the DRC Bursary provided that they complete their degree in the permitted timescales and pay any relevant fees.
- The DRC Bursary is only valid for registrations from 2022/23 academic year onwards. The DRC Bursary cannot be retroactively applied to studies before this academic year.
- The DRC Bursary will be valid for the maximum period of registration for your programme.
- The University reserves the right to terminate the DRC Bursary if you are found to have omitted key information or have provided untrue, inaccurate, incomplete or fraudulent information on your application form or in any additional information provided to the University and used in the determination of the award of your DRC Bursary.
- You agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the University of London. If you do not abide by these rules and regulations, or if you do not meet the requirements (including the academic requirements) to continue or complete the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration distance learning course, the University reserves the right to withdraw the DRC Bursary with immediate effect.
- You undertake to use your best efforts to fulfil the academic requirements of the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies distance learning course.
- As part of the DRC Bursary award, the University may ask you to participate in marketing related activities and/or events to promote and share your experiences of the DRC Bursary. Examples of typical activities and/or events may include participating in an interview, providing a profile for the University website or prospectus or attending an open day or induction event. If you participate in such activities and/or events, you agree for the University to use any material resulting from such activities and/or events for the purposes of publicity material and/or for the education of other students, whether electronically or in print. You furthermore release and discharge the University and its agents, representatives and assignees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the publicity material, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy and defamation. Additionally, you agree that the copyright of any publicity material shall be wholly vested in the University and you hereby assign to the University any and all rights in the publicity material.
- By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you are giving the University the right to hold and process your personal data, including some sensitive personal data. The University will process this personal data (including any personal data provided as part of participation in a marketing related activity and/or event under clause 18) as set out in the Bursary Privacy Notice below (Annex 1).
- The University of London and any relevant Member Institutions are separate legal entities. In accepting the DRC Bursary you agree to the sharing of your personal data between the University and a Member Institution (where relevant) for the purposes of the management of your DRC Bursary.
- Each of the clauses of these Terms and Conditions operate separately. If a clause or any part of a clause is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of these Terms and Conditions which shall remain in full force and effect.
- These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the University in relation to the DRC Bursary. All previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between you and the University relating to the DRC Bursary, whether written or oral, shall have no legal effect unless expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions.
- If the University fails to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, or if the University does not enforce its rights against you, or if the University delays in doing so, that will not mean that the University has waived its rights against you and that will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If the University waives a default by you of the DRC Bursary, the University will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that it will automatically waive any later default by you.
- These are the Terms and Conditions between you and the University. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of the terms of these Terms and Conditions.
- These Terms and Conditions, and any matters arising out of or in relation to these Terms and Conditions, are governed and construed in accordance with English law. The parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms and Conditions.
Annex 1 – DRC Bursary Privacy Notice
As a student of the University of London, you will be subject to our student privacy notice, which can be viewed at the following link. This annexe to the bursary agreement explains how we manage your personal data as a DRC Bursary holder.
What data are we collecting?
In addition to your standard registration data, we will collect the following information in relation to your bursary when you register:
- Evidence of your current DRC employee status
- Confirmation from DRC to verify your current employee status and bursary eligibility.
Why are we using it?
Administering your bursary
We are collecting and storing your information in order to fulfil your ‘contract’ as a bursary holder.
The University carries out statistical reporting on many aspects of its courses, to help plan and evaluate. In order to support our legitimate interest to evaluate the bursary, we will collect reporting information on the bursary holders and their progression.
The University may ask you as a bursary holder to take part in marketing related activities and/or events to promote and share your experiences of the DRC Bursary. Examples of typical activities and/or events may include participating in an interview, providing a profile for the University website or prospectus or attending an open day or induction event.
Who will we give this data to?
Reporting to DRC
Your application will be counted in aggregated statistics provided to DRC to monitor take-up of the bursary. This reporting will not identify you or affect your studies.
How long will we keep your data for?
The bursary information will be kept as part of your student record and will be retained for six years after your graduation. The reporting and statistics may be kept for longer but these statistics will not identify you or affect you in any way.
How can I find out more about Data Protection at the University?
Our data protection page covers information about your rights under data protection law, as well as our policies and the contact details of our Data Protection Officer.