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Warm Welcome Scholarship Scheme

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Dear colleagues

I am writing to provide a further update on the Warm Welcome Full Year scholarships. The allocations have been completed and all scholars have been notified of their outcome. Successful scholars have been informed by their universities, and the British Council has notified unsuccessful scholars.

Not all universities were able to fill their places, and we recognise the challenges which the tight timeline created for potential scholars and for yourselves. We are happy to confirm that there will be one further round of scholarships for a January/February 2023 intake. The scholarships are only available for this academic year and there will not be a further application round for September 2023.

We recognise that this will mainly benefit post-graduate scholars, and it will not be possible for all universities to accommodate this later start date, but we hope that some of you will be able to take advantage of this to fill your remaining scholarship places, or indeed, increase those should you have suitable candidates.

The other conditions will remain the same – both for eligibility and maximum course length, and the total cap of 300 scholarships. If you would like to participate in this January/February intake, please complete the expression of interest form as soon as possible. This will be open for the month of September, but the participating universities will not be publicly listed until you have confirmed your scholarship offer for January/February 2023.

As with the first cohort, there will be a second application form (open from the 15th September until the end of October) to confirm your support for named scholars who have secured the offer of a place.

If you have any questions, please contact us on and one of the scholarship team will get back you as soon as possible. We will be updating our website in the coming days so please check there for the latest news.


Best wishes

Eilidh Hamilton, on behalf of the Warm Welcome Scholarships team

A Department for Education-funded scheme

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