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Hi, my name is Mani! Can I get scholarships on disability base?

Mani
Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
edited April 2023 in Education
I am international disable students from Pakistan and looking forward to reach UK for higher education. Can I get scholarships on disability base. I done my graduation in Mass Communication. Now I want to do my Master degree in abroad. Kindly tell me which facilities can I get 
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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hello @Mani and welcome, thanks for your question, and congratulations on your qualification in Mass Communication :) 

    What masters degree are you looking to study? That will help you find out which universities or colleges you might be able to apply to. 
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Disability Student Allowance (DSA) is the only benefit you could potentially receive based on your disability @Mani. Scholarships are based on your merit / your academic achievement to date. 

    Similarly, all other schemes (e.g., hardship funds) are based more on your financial circumstances than disability. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any other questions about this  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    My financial condition is very poor. Plz guide me how can I apply for scholarships 
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    I want my master in that degree where don't need research. Kindly mention that degree so that I can apply. Am I take Master in English language without research?? 
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    I am a beginner level and do not have any idea about which university is better. Plz tell me which university is giving special favour to disable student. 
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    Any university like Edinburgh, Oxford, lead university, Manchester university 
    I want to get admission in there
    I have earlier mentioned that I am want to do my Master where we don't need research
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 15,433 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Mani you would need very high grades to get in any of those universities. As already mentioned any Scholarships are based on your achievements to date. I would suggest that most will need research. Good luck.
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    My cgpa is 3.23. Apart from these universities, any other universities
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    I want to know that Are these universities not supporting to disable student? 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Hey @Mani. Apologies for the delayed response, I only volunteer on Scope's forum on Sundays. 

    You will need to apply for scholarships internally within the educational institution you wish to attend as they all have different requirements, based on your academic performance. You might wish to speak to the admissions team within the educational institution you are wishing to study about bursaries and hardship funds. The courses available would also depend on where you wish to study.

    Similarly, the best university for you would depend on what you want to get from your university experience. Different people will rate different universities higher than others. As I work for a university, I especially do not want to list one better than the other. No university should give special favour to disabled students – however, no university should discriminate against you based on your disability either. 

    In the UK, there is a government scheme called Disability Student Allowance which could help you with your disability-related costs and this is provided based on your needs rather than the university you wish to attend. You can find more information about Disability Student Allowance here.

    Master’s degrees usually contain at least one module with research called a dissertation but are not usually all research-based, if it is a taught Master’s degree. To do a Master’s degree though, you would usually require an undergraduate degree. Do you have a level 4, 5 and 6 already? If not, you will need to do an undergraduate degree (BA (Hons)) before studying for a Master's degree).

    Please do not hesitate to let us know if you wish to talk about anything further or have any further questions. We are all here to support you  :)

    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    Any university like Edinburgh, Oxford, lead university 
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    I couldn't understand what do you said about Level 4,5 and 6
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    University of Manchester, lead, Edinburg I want to get admission here
    Special favour I mean will they exempt fee during course for disable student 
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    I searched the International universities that is giving free education to international disable students. I found 3 to 5 and contact them buy could not get response from them 
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 15,433 Disability Gamechanger
    Do you know what subject you want to study for your Masters? @Mani
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    My preference is for 2 degree in Master
    1.Master in journalism 
    2. Master in English 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2023

    Levels 4, 5 and 6 are undergraduate levels @Mani. A Master’s degree is a level 7, so you would need levels 4, 5 and 6 before you apply for a Master’s degree. Also, no university removes your fees due to a disability. However, some do provide a fee exemption (or a percentage of exemption) due to being international (particularly for refugees/asylum seekers).

    Have you called them or emailed them? It is likely that they might be more likely to answer a call rather than an email but only if you call within working hours (Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm UK time). Some universities also have international support departments, so might be worth looking for their contact details. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need any further clarification or have any further questions  :)

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    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • Mani
    Mani Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    I have completed my graduation
    Is it mean that this is 4,5 and 6 level???
    So, Which university i would call for information 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,298 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to contact the universities yourself.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Mikecd
    Mikecd Community member Posts: 19 Connected
    Hi, @Mani graduation is just an indication of completing a course, different countries have different educational standards as L_Volunteer has explained. You would need to find out what the equivalent UK grade is to your degree. The best way to do this is to contact a UK university, I would suggest you do a search for your own study subject online this will help you find if they are the right uni and people to talk with. You will need all your ID documentation, qualification results etc to evidence your education. They are the best people to direct you on finance and support scholarships or grants. 

    I used the student finance England they are the government's student loan services for undergraduates, however, they also support some postgrad courses. You can find out more information here for eligibility. The only other way you may have it paid for is by doing an educational certificate PGCE, but this would be through a school or college as a trainee teacher otherwise you have to get a loan. Scholarships only help with the cost of living and based on your income, they are clast as hardship payments and paid by the university you are attending. 

    These loans are paid back after you start work and are deducted from your salary, you find out more here .

    you said you want to study a "Master in the English language without research" This site here should help

    Unless English was your undergraduate subject I don't believe you would be able to study that at Masters level. 

    Top universities have much tougher criteria than normal uni's 

    Click on the links to access the websites 

    All the best

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