Funding opportunities for Ukrainian students in 2022-23

Details have been released by the Government about funding possibilities for Ukrainian students, and the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) have published the criteria (below) to allow Ukrainian students qualify for home fees status. 

If you do qualify for Home fee status you will be able to apply for both tuition fee and maintenance loan funding from Student Finance England (SFE).  You will also be eligible for the Brookes Bursary scheme.

To see what you might be entitled to from SFE please visit this site.

UKCISA Guidance

The UKCISA guidance is set out below: 

On the first day of the academic year you are paying fees for, you must be a person with any one of these five types of leave:

  1. leave to remain granted under the immigration rules for the Ukraine Extension Scheme
  2. leave to enter or leave to remain granted under the immigration rules for the Ukraine Family Scheme
  3. leave to enter or leave to remain granted under the Ukraine Family Scheme, but outside the immigration rules. If you have this third type of leave, these two bullet points must also both be true:
    • you were residing in Ukraine immediately before 1 January 2022; and
    • you left Ukraine in connection with the Russian invasion
  4. leave to enter or leave to remain granted under the immigration rules for the Homes for Ukraine Sponorship Scheme
  5. leave to enter or leave to remain granted under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, but outside the immigration rules. If you have this fifth type of leave, these two bullet points must also both be true:
    • you were residing in Ukraine immediately before 1 January 2022; and
    • you left Ukraine in connection with the Russian invasion
    and
    1. you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands since you were granted such leave; and
    2. you must be ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the first academic year of the course.