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Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship

Applications are closed for 2019

The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship is for students of the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies by distance learning who wish to begin their studies in October.

This fee-waiver award (worth £8,220) celebrates the career of the refugee law expert, Professor Goodwin-Gill, a close friend and supporter of the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study.

Guy Goodwill-Gill, expert in Refugee Protection
The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship is for students to begin the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.

The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship

Applicants for the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship must satisfy all of the following:

  • You hold an offer to study the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies for the October intake.
  • You cannot accept this offer without financial support.
  • You are able to demonstrate outstanding academic merit or potential (particularly by your achievements).

Applications are welcomed especially from candidates based in low / middle-income countries.

Current University of London students or former applicants for this scholarship (or the Sadako Ogata award) are not eligible to apply.

This is a separate application process to the MA programme.

We will need to know about your relevant past achievements, professional positions held, and your financial situation. You must also provide a personal statement.

All applications will be reviewed against the award criteria (though we cannot provide individual feedback).

If you apply for the scholarship, please await the outcome before you complete registration for the MA programme.

Applications are now closed for 2019

The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship is awarded for the October intake of the MA. The key dates are as follows:

  • Deadline for scholarship applications: 19 August 2019.
  • Notification of outcome to all applicants: 29 August 2019.
  • Deadline for MA registration: 01 October 2019 - check the deadline date.
  • MA programme begins: October 2019.

We also recommend that applications for the MA programme reach us by 31 July.

Applications made after this date may not be processed in time for the offer you need to apply for the scholarship.

The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship covers the whole course fee.

You must still cover certain additional costs, including those not directly payable to us (such as examination centre fees), as well as any re-submission fees, transfer costs, or any other fees.

We ask each scholarship holder to write a short report at the end of each study year outlining the impact of your study and research. We also expect you to act in accordance with the standards expected of University of London students.

We reserve the right to withdraw your scholarship if you do not meet these terms.

Professor Goodwin-Gill has written extensively on refugee protection, both as an academic at Oxford, and as Legal Adviser to the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1976-1988. His treatise The Refugee in International Law is a core textbook on the MA programme.

This scholarship recognises Professor Goodwin-Gill's contribution to international refugee law and his close connection with the Refugee Law Initiative. It promotes the study of refugee protection by outstanding students who are limited by financial circumstances.

  1. The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship is available for the University of London MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration studies programme offered via distance learning only.
  2. You will not be considered for the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship until you have been given an offer for the University of London distance learning MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration programme.
  3. You cannot be considered for the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship if you are a currently registered student or if you have previously applied and been rejected for this scholarship and you cannot demonstrate a sufficient change in personal circumstances that would suggest you now meet the criteria for the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship.
  4. The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship can be applied against your registration fees, examination entry fees and course module fees. It will not cover re-submission fees, study materials, examination centre fees or IT equipment.
  5. The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship value is £8,220 which will be credited to your fee account to be used against fees payable to the University of London.
  6. The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship may be awarded in addition to other scholarships and funding, but it cannot be used in conjunction with any other University of London bursary or scholarships.
  7. Students are required to write a short report at the end of each study year outlining the impact of your study and research. Failure to comply may result in the scholarship being withdrawn.
  8. The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship may be reviewed on an annual basis and cannot be transferred to another individual.
  9. Students awarded a Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship but who subsequently withdraw from their course of studies will no longer be eligible for the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship.
  10. Students who take a break in their studies will continue to be eligible for the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship provided that they complete their degree in the permitted timescales and pay any relevant fees.
  11. The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship is only valid for registration’s that begin in 2020onwards. The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship cannot be retroactively applied to studies in previous academic years.
  12. The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship will be valid for the maximum period of registration for your programme.
  13. The University reserves the right to terminate the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship if you are found to have omitted key information or have provided untrue, inaccurate, incomplete or fraudulent information on your application form or in any additional information provided to the University and used in the determination of the award of your Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship.
  14. You agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the University of London. If you do not abide by these rules and regulations, or if you do not meet the requirements (including the academic requirements) to continue or complete the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies distance learning course, the University reserves the right to withdraw the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship with immediate effect.
  15. You undertake to use your best efforts to fulfil the academic requirements of the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies distance learning course.
  16. As part of the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship, the University may ask you to participate in marketing related activities and/or events to promote and share your experiences of the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration studies. Examples of typical activities and/or events may include participating in an interview, providing a profile for the University website or prospectus or attending an open day or induction event. If you participate in such activities and/or events, you agree for the University to use any material resulting from such activities and/or events for the purposes of publicity material and/or for the education of other students, whether electronically or in print. You furthermore release and discharge the University and its agents, representatives and assignees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the publicity material, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy and defamation. Additionally, you agree that the copyright of any publicity material shall be wholly vested in the University and you hereby assign to the University any and all rights in the publicity material.
  17. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you are giving the University the right to hold and process your personal data, including some sensitive personal data. The University will process this personal data (including any personal data provided as part of participation in a marketing related activity and/or event under clause 16) in accordance with the UK Data Protection legislation and the University’s Data Protection Policy. The University will only share data with third parties in accordance with its Data Protection Policy and the University will remain the data controller of the data. The Data Protection Policy is applicable from the time of accepting these Terms and Conditions.
  18. The University of London and any relevant Member Institutions are separate legal entities. In accepting the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship you agree to the sharing of your personal data between the University and a Member Institution (where relevant) for the purposes of the management of your Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship.
  19. Each of the clauses of these Terms and Conditions operate separately. If a clause or any part of a clause is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of these Terms and Conditions which shall remain in full force and effect.
  20. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the University in relation to the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship. All previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between you and the University relating to the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship, whether written or oral, shall have no legal effect unless expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions.
  21. If the University fails to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, or if the University does not enforce its rights against you, or if the University delays in doing so, that will not mean that the University has waived its rights against you and that will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If the University waives a default by you of the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship, the University will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that it will automatically waive any later default by you.
  22. These are the Terms and Conditions between you and the University. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of the terms of these Terms and Conditions.
  23. These Terms and Conditions, and any matters arising out of or in relation to these Terms and Conditions, are governed and construed in accordance with English law. The parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms and Conditions.