Thriplow Charitable Trust Bursary

The Thriplow Charitable Trust has established a bursary for the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies by distance-learning.

The Thriplow Charitable Trust bursary will be awarded in March 2022. This £5,000 bursary seeks to support an outstanding student based in the UK, who might not otherwise be able to gain access to the MA in Refugee Protection.

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This bursary will award £5,000 to cover part of the studies towards the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.

Full details of the bursary

Award criteria

Applicants for the Thriplow Charitable Trust bursary must fulfill all of the following points:

  • Have the offer of a place on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies by distance learning
  • demonstrate outstanding academic merit or potential in the field of study, evidenced particularly by past achievements
  • hold an undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) that is comparable to a UK upper second-class honours degree, in political science or other relevant subject
  • be unable to take up the offer of a place on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies due to financial circumstances; and
  • preference will be given to those resident in the UK.

Students currently studying for a University of London award are ineligible for this scholarship. Applicants who already hold a Master’s degree will not usually be privileged in the scholarship selection process.

How to apply

All applicants who receive a letter offering them a place on the MA in Refugee Protection will be invited to apply for the Thriplow Charitable Trust bursary, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

The bursary application is submitted via the application form that is separate to that for admission to the MA programme. It requires applicants to detail their past achievements as relevant to this field of study, professional positions held, personal information and financial situation. Applicants also provide a short statement of their motivation in applying to the programme and for the bursary.

All applications will be reviewed against the award criteria using the University’s procedures and will be informed of the outcome of their applications in a timely manner. Regrettably, it will not be possible to provide further individual feedback on applications.

Key dates and deadlines

The Thriplow Charitable Trust bursary will be awarded to a student intending to commence studies in the March 2022 intake of the MA programme. Relevant dates for the coming academic year are as follows:

  • 21 January 2022 - Deadline for bursary applications.
  • 31 January 2022 - Notification of outcome to all applicants.
  • 1 March 2022 - Deadline for registration on MA programme.
  • 21 March 2022 - MA programme commences.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications for admission to the MA programme are submitted sufficiently early such that an offer can be extended and their subsequent bursary application entered prior to the 21 January 2022 deadline. Please note that, as a rule of thumb, it is unlikely that any MA admission application completed after 6 January 2022 will be processed in time.

Scope of the award and duties of holders

The Thriplow Charitable Trust bursary awards £5,000 to the successful applicant to cover part of the costs of their studies on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.

The bursary does not cover costs payable to the University outside the £5,000 limit of the bursary, nor does it cover costs not directly payable to the University (such as the purchase of additional materials or electronic equipment). Applicants must ensure they can cover such costs from other financial sources.

Duties of successful bursary recipient

The bursary recipient is required to write a short report at the end of each year of study outlining the impact of their study and research.

The bursary recipient is required to act at all times in conformity with the standards expected of students of the University of London.