The UCL’s Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) has launched its first scholarship to support talented UK-based students from forced migration backgrounds to access higher education. It is the first programme of its kind at UCL to widen access to university at pre-undergraduate level.
Named in memory of an esteemed academic Dr Peter Bowman, UPC Chemistry Lecturer, Science Coordinator and Admissions Tutor, the scholarship will enable two students to benefit from a full fee waiver to the Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate (UPC) – UCL’s international foundation year, from September 2021.
The UPC aims to give under-represented groups living in the UK the opportunity to enter university, particularly those whose studies have been interrupted due to their immigration status. As a result of this training, these international students will gain a qualification to enter an undergraduate degree at UCL or other prestigious UK universities.
As Raphaëla Armbruster, UPC Admissions Coordinator, declared, this programme complements the UCP mission by “ensuring access to undergraduate study for a wider group of international students, while recognising the impact of forced migration and mobility on students’ lives, expectations and prospects”.
The scholarship is aimed at applicants who do not have the necessary qualifications to enter higher education directly, nor the financial means to fund an undergraduate preparation course themselves.
For more information on the scholarship, including eligibility criteria and application details, please visit the Bowman Scholarships website.