The Jean-François Durieux Scholarship
The University of London has established a prestigious Jean-François Durieux Scholarship for the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies programme by distance-learning.
Jean-François has been a close supporter of, and teacher on, the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies since its inception. As a friend and colleague, he also contributed substantially to the work of the Refugee Law Initiative in pushing the boundaries of the research agenda and helping to develop international collaborations across this field.
The scholarship will be awarded in October 2023. This scholarship seeks to support an outstanding student who might not otherwise be able to gain access to the MA and is resident in a country in the Middle East or Latin America.
Are you eligible?
To be eligible, you must satisfy the all of the following:
- Have the offer of a place on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies by distance-learning
- Demonstrate outstanding academic merit or potential in the field of study, evidenced particularly by past achievements
- Hold an undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) that is comparable to a UK upper second class honours degree, in law or other relevant subject
- Be unable to take up the offer of a place on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies due to financial circumstances.
- Be resident in a country in the Middle East or Latin America.
Applications from those with a refugee/displacement background are particularly encouraged.
Students currently studying for a University of London award are not eligible for this scholarship. Applicants who already hold a Master’s degree will not usually be privileged in the scholarship selection process.
How to apply
All applicants who receive a letter offering them a place on the MA Programme will be invited to apply for the Hannah Arendt Scholarship, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.
The scholarship application is submitted via an online form that is separate to that for admission to the MA Programme.
You must detail your past achievements as relevant to this field of study, professional positions held, personal information and financial situation.
You must also provide a short statement of your motivation in applying to the MA Programme and for the scholarship.
All applications will be reviewed against the eligibility criteria using the University’s procedures and you will be informed of the outcome of your application in a timely manner. Regrettably, it will not be possible to provide further individual feedback on applications.
- You should only apply for the scholarship when you have an offer for the MA in Refugee Protection.
- Download and complete the scholarship application form [Word].
- Once completed, you should email the application form to RLI@sas.ac.uk
Please read the application form thoroughly and follow all instructions given.
Key dates and deadline
The Jean-François Durieux Scholarship will be awarded to a student intending to commence studies in the October 2023 intake of the MA Programme.
Relevant dates for the coming academic year are:
- 17 August 2023 - Deadline for scholarship applications
- 31 August 2023 - Notification of outcome to all applicants
- 1 October 2023 - Deadline for registration on MA Programme
- 10 October 2023 - MA Programme starts.
Ensure you submitt your application to the MA Programme sufficiently early so an offer can be extended and then your scholarship application is entered before the 17 August 2023 deadline.
Please note, any admission application completed after 1 August 2023 will not be proecessed in time, and therefore will not be considered.
Duties of scholarship holders
You must agree to the Scholarship Terms and Conditions, which include writing a short report at the end of each year of study outlining the impact of your study and research.
The scholarship recipient is required to act at all times in conformity with the Scholarship Terms and Conditions, the standards expected of students of the University of London, the University’s regulations and policies and the Student Terms and Conditions.
Where a student fails to comply with any of these terms, the University reserves the right unilaterally to withdraw his/her scholarship.
Scope of the award
This scholarship covers the ‘whole fee’ for the two-year part-time distance-learning MA programme, comprising two Core Module fees, four Elective Module fees, and the two Dissertation Modules fees. This is equivalent to fees of £9,281 over the lifetime of the award.
The scholarship does not cover any costs not directly payable to the University (such as the purchase of additional materials or electronic equipment), resubmission fees, payment of further elective modules if the you decide to transfer, or any other fees not covered above. Applicants must ensure they can to cover such costs from other financial sources.
If no suitable candidates are identified in a single year, then the award may be held over until the following year.
Background to the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship
Jean-François Durieux has been a firm supporter of, and teacher on, the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies since its inception.
As a friend and colleague, he also contributed substantially to the work of the Refugee Law Initiative in pushing the boundaries of the research agenda and helping to develop international collaborations across this field.
He has written extensively on refugee protection in leading academic publications, convened high-level academic events and practitioner training programmes, and been one of the most prominent thinkers in the field.
As a practitioner, Jean-François Durieux served with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for over 30 years in a wide array of field positions, as well as undertaking responsibility for legal advice, policy and management at the organisation’s headquarters in Geneva.
The University of London created the scholarship on the occasion of Jean-François Durieux’s retirement in 2021 to celebrate his lifelong contribution to refugee protection and to recognise his close connection with the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies and the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London
The scholarship promotes the study of refugee protection by an outstanding student who is limited by financial circumstances, especially those living in low- or middle-income countries.
Terms and Conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to your Jean-François Durieux Scholarship:
- The Jean-François Durieux Scholarship is available for the University of London MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration studies programme offered via distance learning only and subject to the application criteria set out in the attached application information sheet.
- You will not be considered for the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship until you have been given an offer for the University of London distance learning MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration programme.
- You cannot be considered for the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship if you are a currently registered student or if you have previously applied and been rejected for this scholarship and you cannot demonstrate a sufficient change in personal circumstances that would suggest you now meet the criteria for the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship.
- The Jean-François Durieux Scholarship can be applied against your registration fees and course module fees. It will not cover re-submission fees, study materials or IT equipment.
- The Jean-François Durieux Scholarship value is £9,281 which will be credited to your fee account to be used against fees payable to the University of London.
- The Jean-François Durieux Scholarship 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 scholarships.
- Students are required to write a short report at the end of each study year outlining the impact of your study and research. Failure to comply may result in the scholarship being withdrawn.
- The Jean-François Durieux Scholarship may be reviewed on an annual basis and cannot be transferred to another individual.
- Students awarded a Jean-François Durieux Scholarship but who subsequently withdraw from their course of studies will no longer be eligible for the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship.
- Students who take a break in their studies will continue to be eligible for the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship provided that they complete their degree in the permitted timescales and pay any relevant fees.
- The Jean-François Durieux Scholarship is only valid for registration’s that begin in 2023.
- The Jean-François Durieux Scholarship will be valid for the maximum period of registration for your programme.
- The University reserves the right to terminate the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship 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 Jean-François Durieux Scholarship.
- 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 Studies distance learning course, the University reserves the right to withdraw the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship 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 Jean-François Durieux Scholarship, the University may ask you to participate in marketing related activities and/or events to promote and share your experiences of the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration studies. 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 16) in accordance with the UK Data Protection legislation and the University’s Data Protection Policy. The University will only share data with third parties in accordance with its Data Protection Policy and the University will remain the data controller of the data. The Data Protection Policy is applicable from the time of accepting these Terms and Conditions.
- The University of London and any relevant Member Institutions are separate legal entities. In accepting the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship 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 Jean-François Durieux Scholarship.
- 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 Jean-François Durieux Scholarship. All previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between you and the University relating to the Jean-François Durieux Scholarship, 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 Jean-François Durieux Scholarship, 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.
Last Updated: 5 May 2023