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University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarship 2024-25

Opportunity Deadline

March 15, 2024
Master Degree
Male, Female, Both
United Kingdom

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Opportunity Details

The Humanitarian Scholarship for 2024–2026 has been made available by the University of Dundee to enable international students to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Dundee in the UK. In accordance with the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, all candidates must provide proof of their refugee, asylum, or humanitarian protection status as well as their offer to study at the University of Dundee.

Eligible Countries

Applications are most welcome from the following countries:


Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela


Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, East Timor, Georgia, Hong Kong, SAR of China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, SAR of China, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen


Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vatican City


Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

Fields of Study

Applicants can apply for the following subjects through the University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarship:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Anatomy and Human Identification
  • Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Archive and Information Studies
  • Art and Design
  • Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, and Marketing
  • Comics
  • Community Learning and Development
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
  • Engineering
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Benefits of the University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarship

Selected candidates for the scholarship will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Full waiver of tuition fees (For programs longer than one year, only the first year will be funded).
  • A monthly living stipend to cover living costs during the stay in the UK.
  • Monthly accommodation allowance in alignment with the University Accommodation amount.
  • Applicants can choose between staying on campus or in private residences, with the accommodation allowance being directly paid to successful candidates. It is the responsibility of the candidates to manage the accommodation costs.


  1. The ‘Humanitarian Scholarship’ and the ‘University of Dundee Afghan Women’s Scholarship share a common funding budget, enabling around 24 fully-funded scholarships.
  2. The University of Dundee decides the specific allocation for each scholarship after the closing date based on application volume and quality. As a University of Sanctuary, there is also the prerogative to establish new scholarships from this fund in response to global developments.

Please also be aware:

  • The outcome of your scholarship application will be communicated in early April 2024.
  • Ensure that all relevant documents are submitted with your application.
  • Applications lacking a valid ID number and those submitted without an offer at the time of application will not be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarship, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • The University welcomes applications from individuals with the following fee statuses: Scottish, RUK, and International.
  • All eligible applicants must provide evidence of their refugee status or humanitarian protection, either in the UK or another recognized refugee country.
  • For applicants with Asylum Seeker status, please refer to the Key Information section below for additional details.
  • All eligible applicants must enroll in a full-time, on-campus Postgraduate Taught program.
  • All eligible applicants must possess an offer to study at the University of Dundee, whether conditional or unconditional.
  • The University of Dundee is delighted to introduce the 2024/25 Humanitarian Scholarship/Afghan Women’s Scholarship, open to eligible applicants meeting the following criteria:

Humanitarian Scholarship:

  • Hold an academic offer, either conditional or unconditional, for a full 180-credit postgraduate taught course on campus, starting in September 2024.
  • Possess Refugee or Asylum Status, or Humanitarian Protection recognized by the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees.
  • Eligible fee statuses include Scottish, RUK, EU, and international

Afghan Women’s Scholarship:

  • Hold an academic offer, either conditional or unconditional, for a full 180-credit postgraduate course on campus, starting in September 2024.
  • Female applicants with Afghan nationality residing outside of Afghanistan at the time of application are encouraged to apply. Please note that applicants currently residing within Afghanistan are not encouraged to apply, and the University cannot make awards to such applicants.
  • Hold ‘International’ Fee Status.


  1. It’s important to highlight that applications not meeting the specified criteria cannot be considered for the scholarship. Prospective applicants should refrain from applying unless they possess a qualifying offer and can demonstrate their immigration status/domicile aligns with the outlined criteria.
  2. Note: Applications from those with conditional offers will be considered; however, successful recipients must meet English Language requirements and hold an Unconditional offer by May 31, 2024, to secure their scholarship. Otherwise, places may be allocated to ‘reserve’ applicants.

Supporting Documents

Applicants can submit one of the below-mentioned supporting documents to scholarships@dundee.ac.uk with the subject line: Humanitarian Scholarship Supporting Documentation – (your applicant ID number)
  • Application Registration (ARC) or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
  • Immigration Bail Reporting Notice (every page)
  • Home Office Documentation
  • Charity Registered Documentation Confirming Humanitarian Status
  • Country Refugee Certificate

Note: If you successfully receive a humanitarian scholarship, please be aware that you will not be eligible for any additional scholarship awards from the University of Dundee.

Selection Criteria

When evaluating scholarship applications, the selection panel will take the following factors into account:

  • Academic excellence and potential
  • Your demonstrated interest in the study field
  • Financial need
  • The influence of your forced migration status on your educational opportunities

Application Process for the University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarship

Confirm eligibility before starting the application process. Applications containing disqualifying information will not be reviewed.

Apply for the Humanitarian Scholarship
Apply for the Afghan Women’s Scholarship

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