Refugee Education UK DSI Scholarships for Afghan Displaced Students in Pakistan 2023/2024

Scholarship in Different Fields
  • United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • Apply Before : April 9, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 208372
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSPTE Academic
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Refugee Education U.K. (REUK) has launched the Displaced Student Initiative-DSI Scholarships for Afghan Displaced Students in Pakistan to pursue their undergraduate studies in the  United Kingdom.

If you are an Afghan student willing to pursue your undergraduate degree and post-degree employment in the U.K., you can apply for this opportunity for September 2023 intake.

The DSI Scholarship is a fully-funded opportunity covering three (3) years of tuition fees and accommodation at a U.K. university. Additionally, the program pays for study and learning materials, employability, and employment support. Most importantly, students can apply for an additional two-year graduate work visa upon completion.

Some U.K. organizations, including Refugee Education U.K. (REUK), Student Action for Refugees (STAR), Mosaik, and Universities of Sanctuary, run the DSI Scholarship collaboratively. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Universities U.K. International (UUKI), and The Global Task Force on Third Country Education Pathways are crucial in advising and supporting the DSI technically.

DSI Scholarships Important Dates and Details

Application Status: Open

Application Deadline: 9 April 2023 (noon PKT)

Host University: U.K. Universities

Location: United Kingdom (U.K.)

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Gender: Male/Female

Scholarship Type: Fully-Funded

Scholarship Duration: Three Years

Eligible Country: Afghanistan

Target Group: Displaced Afghans in Pakistan

Benefits of the DSI Scholarships

DSI Scholarships in the U.K. covers the following items and expenses:

  • Tuition fees of three years for an undergraduate degree at a partner U.K. university;
  • Accommodation for three years;
  • Monthly stipend for living costs, including food and interior travel;
  • International Student visa costs and immigration health payments;
  • Travel costs to the U.K.;
  • Study materials;
  • Employment and employability support after graduation;
  • Additional support to apply for a two-year Graduate visa upon completing the undergraduate degree.

Eligibility Criteria

Afghan students who wish to apply for DSI Scholarships to study in the U.K. should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a displaced Afghan national;
  • Should currently residing in Pakistan;
  • Be between the ages of 18-30 on the 01 September 2023;
  • Have no dependents, including spouse, children, sibling, or parents;
  • Demonstrate accommodation needs in the U.K. by the DSI;
  • Hold a valid passport;
  • Have done 12 grades (higher secondary education) in Afghanistan or Pakistan with excellent academic achievements or have completed year one (1) or two (2) of a bachelor’s degree at a university in Afghanistan or Pakistan;
  • Students who have obtained a bachelor’s degree from an Afghanistan or Pakistan university are also eligible to apply;
  • Meet the English language proficiency requirements (usually B2 level) to get admission to a degree program at partner universities or obtain a student visa in the U.K.;
  • Demonstrate financial need and support to study overseas independently;
  • The DSI Scholarship award depends on the U.K. Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department granting winners a student visa to enter the U.K.

Required Documents

Applicants may require submitting the following documents while filling out the application form:

  • Tazkira/National ID
  • Valid Passport
  • Proof of Registration Card (PoR) in Pakistan
  • Afghan Citizens Card (ACC) in Pakistan
  • High school award certificate
  • Motivation or personal statement
  • University award certificate (Optional)
  • English language qualifications such as IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English (PTE), iGCSE, or International Baccalaureate (Optional)
  • Any additional supporting documents such as award certificates, voluntary or paid work employment evidence, etcetera (Optional)

How to Apply for the DSI Scholarships?

Applicants should apply online using the electronic application form linked below.


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Important Notes:

  • Returning the application form is impossible; applicants cannot save and return it.
  • Fill and complete the application form in one sitting with an estimated time of at least one hour to complete the form.
  • Download a PDF version of the application form to prepare all answers beforehand.
  • Apply before Sunday, 9 April 2023 (noon Pakistan Standard Time.
  • REUK will not review late or incomplete applications.
  • After submitting the application form, applicants will see a successful submission message on the page. Also, they will receive a copy of their application by email to confirm the submission process.

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For more information about the DSI Scholarships, please visit the official website of the REUK.

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