WH Revis Article 26 Scholarship

About the WH Revis Article 26 Scholarship

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The WH Revis Article 26 Scholarship offers financial support to students who are seeking asylum in the UK and are not eligible for home fee status, therefore causing a significant barrier to attending university.

This award will cover the cost of your tuition fees, plus a £500 contribution to help with the cost of living while at university, which can be taken as 'cash' or credit on your meal card. If you receive the award, you do not have to pay it back after you graduate.

To be considered for this award, students must submit an application so we can assess their eligibility against the criteria, application guidance for the 2023/24 academic year can be found on our website. Applications for 2024 will open next year.

Are you eligible?

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Seeking asylum in the UK before you applied for university
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Have an approved referee who can support your application 
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Unable to access Student Finance or government financial support


Eligibility criteria explained

To receive the award in 2023, you must:

  • have submitted, or be a dependant* of someone who has submitted, an asylum application before you applied to the University through UCAS and you must be able to demonstrate that you applied for asylum in the UK and before an application to study was made to the University. Or you must be someone or a dependant* of someone who has been granted discretionary leave/immigration permission as a result of an asylum claim
  • provide documentation you have received from the Home Office in relation to your asylum or human rights claim with your scholarship award application
  • attend or have attended a school, college, community or voluntary group or have a social worker in the UK who can provide a reference in support of your application
  • not hold a previous undergraduate degree or degree equivalent qualification
  • be unable to access Student Finance/government support for your course due to residency status
  • hold a current offer from the University of Nottingham UK Campus to start year one of a full time three or four year undergraduate course with a maximum tuition fee in 2023/24 of £27,200. Courses for which NHS funding is available and courses with foundation years are not eligible
  • have sufficient funds to support your living costs for the duration of your studies (supplemented by the £500 per year contribution this award would provide)
  • agree that you will contact the Funding and Financial Support team should your immigration/funding situation change and accept that should you access government support during your course all support from this fund will cease

As only one award is available in 2023, should we have more than one eligible applicant the outcome will be determined by the information provided in your and your referee’s supporting statements (see information below).

More information on the above criteria and your supporting statements can be found in the application guidance.

*Spouses/civil partners must have been the spouse/civil partner on the date which the asylum application was made. Children/step-children must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application was made.


What happens if my eligibility changes?

Your eligibility for this award will only change if there have been changes to your immigration or funding situation. Common changes include being granted asylum, allowing you to access student finanace or receiving other financial support from the government. 

If this happens, you must contact the Funding and Financial Support Team as soon as possible and support from this award will be stopped. You won't have to pay back any funding you have received to this point, unless your application was inacurate. 

How to apply

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If you believe you are eligible for the WH Revis Article 26 Scholarship based on the above criteria, we encourage you to fill out the online application.

Read the guidance

Guidance for referees


How to appeal

All applications to funds administered by the Funding and Financial Support Team are assessed according to agreed guidelines. If you are unsatisfied with the outcome your application you should initially contact the team to discuss your concerns.

If after an explanation of the assessment you believe there has been an error or procedural inconsistency you can ask for the outcome to be reviewed by emailing the Funding Manager, detailing the basis of your appeal. Please send your email to john.hudson@nottingham.ac.uk and copy in financialsupport@nottingham.ac.uk.

Appeals must be lodged within 2 weeks of the date of the email notifying you of the initial outcome. You will be contacted within 7 working days of receipt of the appeal with confirmation of the outcome.

Please note that this appeals process specifically relates to the outcome of a particular funding application. It provides a process by which to question that outcome in the context of the relevant criteria and assessment guidelines. The Funding and Financial Support Management’s decision on such appeals is final. Where wider issues or questions are raised, these will be dealt with in accordance with the appropriate University procedure or policy.

More funding options

If you have been granted asylum in the UK as a refugee, you may be eligible for the following funding:

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Maycock-Whileman Scholarship

For students who have been granted asylum on the basis of refugee status


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