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St Mary’s university to offer full-ride scholarships to Ukraine refugees

St Mary’s University, Twickenham announced it will offer five postgraduate scholarships to any students, citizens or residents who were in Ukraine when the Russian invasion began.

The scholarships are initially for September 2022 course entrance but will remain open for courses beginning in January or September 2023 if spaces are not filled.

The awards cover 100% of tuition fees and can be used for a number of distance learning masters’ degrees, meaning successful applicants can apply even if they wish to remain in Ukraine or take refuge in another country.

St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Anthony McClaran said: “Students and staff across the university, and indeed throughout the higher education sector, have been deeply touched by the harrowing images of the war in Ukraine and the plight of civilians escaping the conflict.

“We feel it is our moral duty to provide access to education for people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, to help the successful applicants to rebuild their lives after such an appalling upheaval.”

Scholarships are available for the following programmes for full-time or part-time study:

  • Two places on any St Mary’s Master’s Degree (distance learning available)
  • Two places for MA Catholic Social Teaching or MA Catholic School Leadership (distance learning available)
  • One place for MA Social Justice and Public Service

The priority application deadline is 7 June 2022.

Applications made after this date will be considered on a rolling basis.

St Mary’s University is one of the top ten universities in the UK for teaching quality, and the top five for student experience (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

Full details of the application process can be found on St Mary’s website.

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