Westheimer Scholarship

Up to three people a year will be supported with a Westheimer Scholarship to study for a first degree or professional qualification in the fields of health and social care. The scholarship will pay home tuition fees, and living costs up to a maximum of £11,500 per year. The specific amount awarded will be dependent on the candidate’s individual circumstances, university location, and the completion of a detailed budgeting session prior to enrolment.

Please make sure you meet the following criteria before applying:

  1. Be 28 years old or younger.
  2. Be an asylum seeker [or the dependent of an asylum seeker] who is awaiting a decision or appealing a decision for asylum; a person (or dependent of a person) who claimed asylum in the UK and has been granted limited leave to remain (without refugee status or humanitarian protection) or some other form of temporary status; or a person with limited leave to remain for unaccompanied minors.
  3. A student wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree in social care, medicine, nursing or related professions and who has already been accepted at a university.

Applications will open on 27th April 2019, and the deadline for applications is midnight on 27th April 2019. Interviews for successful candidates will be held in June 2019, in London.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document before beginning the online application form.

Please also read our online application form Guidance Notes before beginning an application.

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Please note that there is no advantage for students who submit their applications first, so please take your time and fill in applications carefully.

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