Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions apply to the International Scholarship Award only. For all other University of West London scholarship awards please see www.uwl.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries.

The International Scholarship Awards comprise one scholarship covering 100% and two scholarships covering 50% of the tuition fees for any full-time 3-year undergraduate degree course studied at the University of West London.

All international applicants who already hold an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate programme at the University of West London commencing in September 2016 are eligible to apply. The scholarships will be awarded based on the merit of the submitted video and an interview process.

Applications for September 2016 are now open. All videos must be submitted by 19 June 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a short video interview with a panel of judges on a selection of questions. The three winners will then be notified of their successful applications.

By uploading or linking to a video as part of the scholarship application, consent is implied for the University of West London to make use of this video on its website, its associated pages and social media sites, marketing content, and in the video gallery.

All scholarship winners must agree to provide a student profile to be used in publications for the purposes of marketing the University of West London.

Scholarship awards are made by the International Scholarships Panel and all decisions are final. The judges will select who will receive the 100% and 50% scholarships. The University reserves the right not to award some or any of the scholarships.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • All applicants who already hold an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate programme at the University of West London commencing in September 2016 are eligible to apply.
  • All applicants must be an international fee-payer, to be eligible to apply for the International Scholarships Award.

The following applicants are not eligible for the International Scholarship Award:

  • Sponsored students and students in receipt of another scholarship/award
  • Home/EU fee paying students
  • Current students already in the process of studying a degree at the University of West London
  • NHS-funded students
  • Students directly continuing from one course to another course (for example from a foundation degree or HND on to the final year of an honours degree)
  • Students transferring from another Higher Education Institution
  • Students undertaking a postgraduate qualification
  • Students whose fees are paid or part paid through a sponsorship arrangement (eg NHS sponsored, franchise or collaborative students).

If you receive the award in your first year, you will also receive the award in your second, third and fourth (if applicable) year. This is conditional upon satisfactory academic progression and attendance the previous year as determined by the University. If you meet the above criteria, the scholarship will be paid automatically; you do not need to reapply each year.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to have an offer of a place on a course before I can apply for the International Scholarship Award?

Yes, you do. You can only apply for this scholarship once you have been given either a conditional or unconditional offer. Undergraduate admission application guidance can be found here: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/application-process

What documentation do I need to apply?

You may be asked by the Scholarship Committee to provide evidence of your offer to study at the University of West London.

As an international scholarship applicant do I have to pay the 50% tuition fee deposit before I know I have been awarded a scholarship?

The University’s deposit scheme for international students means that if you hold an offer you will be required to make a payment of 50% of your tuition fee before you are given a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, which is used to apply for your visa for entry to the UK.

Additionally, you will be required to demonstrate your ability to meet the Maintenance (cost of living) requirement for living in the UK. This amount is detailed in the UKVI’s Tier 4 Policy Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-application-for-uk-visa-as-tier-4-student.

As a scholarship applicant, you can wait until you know the outcome of your scholarship application before paying this deposit. It is recommended that you check with UK Visas and Immigration on how long it takes to process visas during the June to August period. If you are awarded a full tuition scholarship you will not be required to pay this deposit and your Admissions Officer will be notified of this. If you are awarded 50% tuition scholarship, you will still be required to make the 50% deposit.

If you have already made your 50% deposit and are later awarded a scholarship that includes full tuition fee costs, you will be entitled to a refund of this deposit.

What happens if I am awarded a scholarship?

If you are awarded one of the three International Scholarships you will be informed by email initially. On confirmation of receipt of the email, you will be sent an official letter from the International Office giving you the details of your award. All official arrangements will be made with you directly.

You will be required to formally accept the scholarship and its Terms of Agreement by signing the contract that is sent with your awarding letter.

The continuation of all scholarships is based on satisfactory academic performance plus other progression criteria, the exact nature of which will be described in your award letter and Terms of Agreement.

The International Scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships offered by the University of West London. You are welcome to apply for other University of West London scholarships, but if you are offered more than one scholarship award, you must inform the University of which scholarship you choose to accept.

What should I do if I decide to defer my admission or change my course after I have been awarded the scholarship?

The scholarship can only be used for the course and academic year it was awarded, though in exceptional circumstances, a change of course may be considered. If you defer your year of entry the scholarship offer will be withdrawn and you must then reapply.

What happens if I am not one of the three winners of this scholarship?

All unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email once the three winners have been selected.

Where can I find my University of West London reference number?

Your eight-digit reference number can be found in the upper right hand corner of your offer letter which came by email from the University.

 

DISCLAIMERS

General

The scholarships offered by the University of West London are for studying at the University of West London only. We do not provide scholarships to enable students to study at other institutions.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or amend any listed scholarship without prior notification.

Scholarships are offered subject to funding and availability.

The scholarship awards are made by the International Scholarships Panel and all decisions are final. The judges will select who will receive the 100% and 50% scholarships. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the reasons for their decision. No appeal is allowed, as once scholarships are awarded, all available funds will have been committed.

Lobbying of any members of the University’s Assessment and Awarding Group will disqualify applicants from receiving any scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded for a specific course and entry point and cannot be deferred, though in exceptional circumstances, a change of course may be considered.

All scholarship offers are subject to verification of academic qualifications.

Scholarship funding

All scholarship awards are for the student recipient only. Under no circumstances can scholarship funds be used to support students’ families.

Students will not receive funds directly into their bank account. All funds will go directly toward the payment of tuition. Tuition fee costs will be paid directly to the University’s Finance Office on behalf of the student by the Scholarships office. Please note, the International Scholarship Award does not cover accommodation costs.

Scholarship funds for international students may not be repatriated under any circumstances. Students attempting to do so will have their scholarship revoked and will be required to return to their home country.

Scholarship conditions

Scholarship recipients must meet the conditions set out in the Terms of Agreement in order to continue to receive the scholarship throughout the duration of the course.

The University reserves the right to withdraw, terminate or suspend any scholarship on disciplinary grounds or in case of academic failure or failure to abide by the conditions of the student’s UKVI Tier 4 visa. This includes failing to meet satisfactory  academic progression and attendance as determined by the University. Scholarship funding will cease for any scholarship recipient who discontinues his or her course of study.

Where needed, scholarship recipients may also be required to assist the University with its marketing and publicity activities.

Acceptance of a scholarship amounts to implied consent under the Data Protection Act 1998 for the University to publish the winning recipients name and images in its marketing and publicity materials and events.