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Scholarship Terms & Conditions

As part of the Intake Impact initiative, the Intake Impact Scholarship allows Intake to both reach out to, and contribute back into, their local communities under our "Sustainability and Education" initiative. We want to identify successful candidates that will have a maximum positive impact on their home communities.


1. Value of scholarship

The Intake Impact Scholarship covers:


  1. Tuition fees for a 1-year Master’s programme in the UK/ Ireland up to a maximum of GBP25,000.
  2. A monthly stipend, based on an amount that universities in that city/region recommend, up to a maximum of GBP18,000 in London and GBP15,000 outside London, to cover accommodation, food, travel and all daily necessities. Stipend payments will be made to you on or around the 1st of the month for the following full month. Where you arrive in the UK/ Ireland or leave the UK/ Ireland partway through the month, the stipend for that month will be adjusted as appropriate. Where accommodation has been paid as a lump sum in advance, the amount of the monthly stipend will be reduced accordingly.
  3. Economy class travel to and from the UK/ Ireland from the country of residence, for the scholarship recipient only. (Booked by Intake).
  4. The cost of an entry clearance application / Visa fees for the scholarship recipient only.
  5. Health surcharge and TB testing fee (where required).
  6. A small travel allowance to ensure a smooth arrival. To be given before the student leaves their country of residence.


2. Additional funding to the Intake Impact Scholarship


  1. If you receive any other form of publicly-funded award during the period of your Intake Impact Scholarship, for purposes already covered, or to be covered by the Intake Impact Scholarship, Intake reserves the right to reduce the equivalent amount from the Intake Impact Scholarship as the expenses would be covered.
  2. In cases where Intake sponsors multiple scholarships, such as the Intake Impact Scholarship and Intake and Partner University jointly funded scholarships, an applicant is only eligible for one award.
  3. You must disclose on your application form whether you have applied, or intend to apply, for any other scholarships or awards.
  4. Where you are considering applying for or are offered additional funding after you have been selected, you must disclose this to your programme officer as soon as possible.
  5. You are not barred from taking part-time employment while in the UK/ Ireland but should not accept employment or internship opportunities unless agreed with Intake.
  6. You must comply with the employment conditions of your visa, university/college regulations, and the conditions of your award.
  7. You should remember that your academic studies are of paramount importance and should be given due priority.
  8. In certain circumstances, you may receive additional income originating from either abroad or from within the UK/ Ireland during your Intake Impact Scholarship. Likewise, you may continue to receive a salary from your past employer during your Scholarship. In such cases the following rules will apply:
    • Extra income up to and including £3,000 over 12 months, will not be subject to a deduction.
    • Extra income in excess of £3,000 and up to and including £7,000 will result in a £250 deduction in monthly stipend.
    • Extra income in excess of £7,000 and up to and including £10,000 will result in a reduction to half stipend rate.
    • Extra income in excess of £10,000 will NOT generally be allowed unless such funding is to cover a Scholar's contribution where an award is subject to a fee cap or is a partial award.


3. Keeping your contact details up-to-date

  1. You must ensure that Intake has up-to-date contact details for you, including a UK/ Ireland address and email for the duration of your scholarship and your address and email after the scholarship is completed. These details should be provided for a period of no less than two years after the scholarship is completed.
  2. You must keep in touch with Intake during the term of your Scholarship and, in particular, keep your programme officer informed if you:
    • Change your address, even temporarily.
    • Change your marital status.
    • Suffer any injury, illness, loss, or damage to your person or property.
    • Become involved in any legal action (civil or criminal), actual or threatened.
    • Are absent for more than four days at any one time from your place of study.
  3. You must return any form or request for information promptly to Intake. If you do not, your stipend may be withheld.

4. Your university and course

  1. You must diligently pursue the course of studies agreed upon and conform to the rules of any organisation in which you work or study.
  2. It is expected that you will dedicate yourself to your studies and successfully pass your Master’s degree on the first attempt. Where you are not able to do this, Intake will not pay for any fees associated with resitting exams or resubmitting written work.
  3. You must not transfer to any other educational institution.
  4. You must not transfer to any other course of study than that confirmed in your Final Award letter without the express permission of your programme officer. Such requests must be made within two weeks of the course start date and supported by exceptional circumstances. Requests made after this time will not be considered.

5. Travel during an award

  1. The UK is defined as including the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. UK/ Ireland overseas territories are not considered as being part of the UK/ Ireland in this instance.
  2. You must remain in the UK/ Ireland (except for authorized absences) during your Scholarship.
  3. You are not permitted to be outside of the UK/ Ireland for either academic or personal reasons for more than 30 days throughout the entire period of your Scholarship.
  4. Where you exceed the 30-day limit, your stipend will be suspended until your return.
  5. Where you will be absent from the UK/ Ireland, you should notify your programme officer at least two weeks before you intend to travel confirming your destination, the reason for your trip, and the length of your intended stay abroad.
  6. Absence for any reason in excess of 30 days requires the express permission of your programme officer. You should contact them at least two weeks in advance of your proposed departure for further information. You should not assume that permission to travel will be granted.

6. Conduct

  1. Your Scholarship is calculated to support your costs only. There is no provision for dependents of Intake Scholars. Scholars are advised not to bring dependents to the UK/ Ireland. The Intake Impact Scholarship provides no financial or pastoral support for dependants and will not endorse the visa applications of, nor provide travel for, dependents.
  2. You must complete and return all report requests and surveys sent to you throughout the duration of the Intake Impact Scholarship. Failure to complete reports and surveys may result in stipends and/or allowances being withheld or penalties being applied. If you are unable to complete the survey/report in time, you should contact your programme officer before the closing date to request an extension.
  3. You must act as an ambassador for both Intake and your home country while in the UK/ Ireland and remember that your actions and remarks will have an impact on the reputation of both.
  4. You must not engage in bad mouthing or in any other activities of this nature that might affect the good name and image of Intake.
  5. If you share your scholarship experiences online you should speak with your programme officer before publishing any content. In all cases you should acknowledge that these views are your own and do not represent those of the Intake Impact Scholarship or Intake, the company.
  6. Both during and after the completion of the application process, you must keep all details of the application process confidential, including but not limited to the application documents, answers to the required questions, and short essays.
  7. You must not serve as an official representative (whether diplomatic, consular, or otherwise) of any government during the course of your studies.
  8. You must acknowledge Intake in any publications (e.g. journal articles, book chapters, or a thesis) resulting from your visit to the UK/ Ireland during the term of your Intake Impact Scholarship. You must cite the Intake Impact Scholarship as 'Intake Impact Scholarships', funded by Intake.’
  9. Any behaviour which is deemed to be in breach of the above conditions may result in an official warning; or may result in the withdrawal of your award.


7. Social media usage

Intake has a range of social media platforms for scholars and alumni to interact with. We look forward to receiving your comments and participation in discussions, and we encourage open, lively debate. However, we do ask that our scholars, fellows, and alumni adhere to certain good practices and conventions of polite and constructive discourse.


8. Events and opportunities

  1. You must attend the Intake Impact Scholarship award ceremony event at the beginning of your award.
  2. You should attend any event requested of you by Intake. 
  3. You may be excused from attending mandatory events in the following circumstances:
    • Unavoidable course commitments.
    • Ill health.
    • Significant personal commitments.
    • Where the date occurs outside the scholarship period.
  4. You must contact your programme officer for further advice if you believe one of these categories is applicable to your situation at least one week prior to the event or within two days following the event.
  5. If you fail to attend a mandatory event and have no exceptional circumstances (listed at 8.c) you will be required to pay a £100 penalty. If you are in receipt of a stipend, this penalty will be automatically deducted. Where you are not in receipt of a stipend you will be given one month to make the payment.
  6. If you fail to attend an optional event, having confirmed your attendance, not provided notice, and none of the above exceptional circumstances apply, you may be liable for the cost of your place at the event and may lose the opportunity to attend future events. 
  7. You must engage with other Intake awardees by attending as many events /receptions as possible whilst in the UK/ Ireland.
  8. You must behave appropriately at all events which you attend and give appropriate notice to your programme officer if you are unable to attend.
  9. Failure to attend events (either mandatory or optional) once registered may result in future opportunities being withheld.
  10. Scholars and guests who sign up for Intake events are responsible for their own safety and that of their belongings. Intake assumes no responsibility for any physical harm or loss of personal belongings incurred while travelling to or attending our events.
  11. If you have additional requirements that could affect your ability to participate in some of our events, please use your best judgment when signing up for those events and inform the organiser of your access needs as soon as possible. Please note that Intake staff are not qualified to offer first aid, and if any medical emergencies arise during our events, you will be directed to the closest medical facility.


9. Use of your data

  1. By accepting the Intake Impact Scholarship, you hereby grant to Intake the perpetual, worldwide right and license to use your image and your name, likeness, and appearance for any purpose related to Intake’s marketing and for any other lawful purposes, including broadcast, brochure, web and any other media (digital or otherwise). You irrevocably authorize Intake the right to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish and distribute photo and videos containing your image or likeness for any purpose related to Intake’s marketing.
  2. Intake will handle all information about Scholars according to the data protection principles enshrined in UK/ Ireland data protection laws and specifically in accordance with Intake’s privacy policy.
  3. In submitting an application and accepting an Intake Impact Scholarship, you accept that your data will be recorded and used by Intake in the ways set out in these terms and conditions. For further information on the use of your data, please see Intake’s privacy policy.
  4. In line with the privacy policy, Intake may use and share a Scholar’s details for purposes necessary for the administration of the Scholarship.
  5. Intake may publish the names and basic details of candidates selected for awards in the exercise of its legitimate business interests and in accordance with Intake’s privacy policy.
  6. In accepting an Intake Impact Scholarship you agree to provide Intake with a short biography and photograph that can be published as a way of demonstrating the quality of scholarship recipients.
  7. By accepting an Intake Impact Scholarship you consent to your details appearing in any Intake Alumni directory on completion of your award.


10. Duration of scholarship

  1. An Intake Impact Scholarship is tenable for 12 months only but may terminate sooner in circumstances where your course is less than 12 months in length.
  2. Intake Impact Scholarships may not be extended beyond 12 months unless there are exceptional circumstances. Exceptions will only be granted by Intake if the time is necessary for you to complete your current Master’s course and there are strong academic or welfare reasons to support this. You must inform Intake if you intend to apply for an extension before the original date your course of study was due to end, as stated in your Final Award Letter. All extensions are subject to the availability of funds and you should not assume that extensions will be granted.
  3. Stipend payments will only be made for the duration of your course.
  4. Should you choose to leave the UK/ Ireland prior to the end date noted on your award letter, stipend payments will stop on the date you depart from the UK/ Ireland.


11. Deferral of scholarship

All candidates selected for an Intake Impact Scholarship who are unable to take up their award must withdraw from the programme and re-apply the following year.


12. Visas and immigration

  1. All regulations concerning immigration and visas are set by the Home Office and are subject to change.
  2. You must abide by all conditions of your UK/ Ireland visa.
  3. If you breach the conditions of your visa, Intake may be required to issue you with a formal letter, notify the embassy or high commission or partner and/or restrict further access to the Intake Impact Scholarship network (via events or digital platforms). In this case, your scholarship will be withdrawn.
  4. You will be required to send evidence of your immigration status to your programme officer once you have arrived in the UK/ Ireland. Failure to return this evidence when requested will result in a financial penalty being applied.
  5. You must inform Intake if your immigration status changes within the period of the award as it may impact your status as an Intake Scholar.


13. Conclusion of your scholarship

  1. You must inform Intake once you have returned to your home country and remain in touch following your return.
  2. Your homeward flight must be taken on or before the date your visa expires. 


14. Termination of a scholarship

Intake will be entitled to terminate the Scholarship at any time, by immediate notice to you in writing, in the event of:


  1. Misconduct, whether in connection with your study or otherwise.
  2. Failure to make such progress in your study as is considered satisfactory.
  3. Circumstances, such as illness, arising which, with your university’s agreement, would render it impossible for you to complete your Scholarship satisfactorily or prevent the purpose of the Scholarship from being fulfilled.
  4. Dismissal, for any reason, from your host university.
  5. Breach of any local UK/ Ireland law and practices.
  6. Conviction of bribery, in line with the UK/ Ireland Bribery Act, which came into effect on 1 July 2011. 
  7. Failure to comply with the conditions of your UK/ Ireland visa.
  8. The discovery that you have submitted fraudulent documentation.


15. Repayment of scholarship funds

  1. In the event of such termination, the Intake Impact Scholarship programme shall have no further obligation to you and you shall be bound to repay the amount that has been paid to you under the Scholarship, unless:

    i. The termination is a result of your ill health and this has been certified by a registered medical practitioner.
    ii. Intake has exercised its discretion to exempt you from this condition.
  2. Once costs have been accrued you agree to repay them if you decide to defer, withdraw or drop out of the program without gaining the prior consent of Intake or proof of exceptional circumstances, and you accept that Intake’s decision in this matter will be final. 


16. Amendments

Intake reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time.


17. What happens if I breach a condition?

  1. Failure to abide by any of these terms and conditions could result in suspension or withdrawal of the stipend; ejection from the programme and/or repayment of the award in full. If you breach a condition of your scholarship, the relevant part of the terms and conditions will explain what will happen next.
  2. Where you are required to pay a penalty fee and are in receipt of a stipend, this will be automatically deducted. Any reference to withholding of allowances may include any or all of the allowances to which you may be entitled.
  3. Any breach of your scholarship conditions is treated seriously and if you think you have breached a condition you should contact your programme officer immediately to discuss your situation. We would urge you to take prompt action to resolve any misunderstanding that may arise as a result of a breach, accidental or otherwise.