The University of Dundee is a public research university in Dundee, Scotland. It is a red brick university, founded as a university college in 1881 with a donation from the prominent Baxter family of textile manufacturers. The institution was, for most of its early existence, a constituent college of the University of St Andrews alongside United College and St Mary’s College.
The main campus of the university is located in Dundee’s West End which contains many of the university’s teaching and research facilities; the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Law School, and the Dundee Dental Hospital and School.
As of 2018, Dundee is ranked within the top 300 universities in the world according to the major global rankings (ARWU, QS, Times, and CWTS Leiden); placing 42nd in the CWTS Leiden Ranking, joint 272nd in the QS World University Rankings, and 201-300th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The University works closely with the Scottish Refugee Council and the University of Sanctuary in order to support students who want to pursue a Master’s program at Dundee.
- This scholarship is for international students only
- Since this scholarship is open to all international (non-EU citizens) applicants who can verify their refugee status or provide other suitable evidence as to why they should be a candidate for this scholarship on humanitarian grounds
- Must show they have refugee status (Any applicant for Taught Post Graduate courses who can verify their refugee status will be invited to apply for a Humanitarian Scholarship)
- Verification for admissions criteria can be documented with the assistance of these external agencies
- Consideration of the individual scholar’s/students impact on their home community is used to contextualize the application
- The program picked by the student must be a full 180 credit, a full complete year program
- The students who apply must have Refugee Status or Humanitarian Protection, as recognized by the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees
The scholarship allows Masters level programs in the field of:
- Forensic science
- Urban Planning
- Art and Design
- Biomedical Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- International Business Management
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electronic Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Health Sciences
- International Relations
- Social Work taught at the University of Dundee
For a student to keep their incredible scholarship and its rewards, applicants should note that these things will be monitored at all times:
- Attendance and academic progress will be monitored for visa compliance.
- All support within the existing provision for English language tuition, financial advice, international advice, disability services, counseling, and support with admissions is equally available to recipients of a University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarship, but recognizing that the particular circumstances leading to these students being granted this scholarship mean that students may be given more intensive support if required.
- A named support contact will be provided by Student Services (Joan Muszynski, Student Support Advisor).
- Peer support can be provided if required via Student Services and liaison/links to local or Scottish wide refugee support groups is available to provide a wider network of support.
- Alongside the University, Dundee University Students’ Association is committed to welcoming and helping those in receipt of a Humanitarian Scholarship.
Refugee countries that are welcomed:
- South Sudan
While students do not have to strictly be natives of the more known areas in the world, just as long as their status is legally recognized they can receive assisted help from Scotland.
How to Apply
Since this scholarship is aimed at student refugees it has to be noted and stated that this award is a single-person accommodation is offered within this scholarship, however, the panel would be prepared to consider applications for students with families on a case-by-case basis. No university accommodation is available for families.
However, if there is a justified reason to accommodate, the individual and the university would need to arrange a private residence, and an increase in the living cost stipend is made accordingly.
Candidates may also put themselves forwards for this scholarship with the assistance of the following organizations:
- Scottish Refugee Council
- Institute of International Education
Along with the refugee status, applicants will need to show that they have enrolled and provided a degree program invested or part of the humanities category.
Applicants from outside the country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there. There will be an English proficiency exam however, depending on circumstances this can be waived as long as the student takes an English 101 course.
Reward- Extra Benefits
Students will receive a number of benefits with this scholarship, such as:
- Provisions for living cost stipend to £8,500 per month
- University fee waiver of up to £15,950
- Provision of university accommodation (Single person accommodation only)
- The provision includes CARA, RUSS, and HESPAL scholars who are eligible to apply for the University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarships and would be included for selection by the panel.
International students will see that their reward will be deposited into their British bank account in receipt of the University of Dundee Humanitarian Scholarship. This means international students will need to set up a bank account through their university in Scotland.
The complete value of the scholarship is up to £38,500 plus. This can reach past £50,500. If there is a leftover amount, this can be refunded and given as a check or a direct deposit to the student’s bank account to be used for something that is not education-related. The student would just need to talk to the University of Dundee’s admissions to see what could be done and how to receive the refund.
The official stated deadline is September 2022. There is no other arranged time to change the selected deadline date.
Open Submission Window Time Frame
Applications must be received no later than the end of April 2022 for September 2022 entry in the same year. Meaning that applicants will be informed of the panel/judge’s decision no later than the end of June 2022.
This is an annual scholarship this is awarded to one individual each school year.