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The University of London announces scholarships for degree programmes for refugees


The University of London has launched a new suite of full fee scholarships to support refugees and displaced people, which will allow them to study for an online degree wherever they are. By sponsoring students on these courses, the University aims to help people who have been driven from their homes by conflict or crisis to build a brighter future for themselves.

A student at University of London

The 28 degree programmes in the scheme include undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a variety of disciplines, including Accounting and Financial Management, Computer Science, Business Administration, Marketing and Law.[1]

Mike Winter, Director of International Affairs at the University of London, said:

“Working with our Member Institutions[2], we are delighted to be able to offer these opportunities to refugees and displaced people.

“Those forced to flee their homes for their own survival face huge challenges. Continued opportunities for education help to provide pathways towards better futures, and the University of London’s degrees can bring those opportunities to wherever those individuals happen to be, through supported online provision.”

The University has a long history of engagement with national and multi-national agencies in the field of refugee policy and practice. Our Refugee Law Initiative (RFI) is the only academic centre in the UK to concentrate specifically on international refugee law. Growing out of the RFI, our online MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies was launched in 2016 and has since become one of the largest programmes on forced migration anywhere in the world, with students across the globe.

Notes for Editors

  1. The full range of degrees are available here Refugee and Displaced Persons Scholarships
  2. Information about our Member Institutions.