To offer routes into planning education with funded bursaries and support packages for potential future planners, who have reached the UK
The RTPI has linked with some education providers to facilitate access to planning courses and funding, minimising disruption for potential future planners whose studies have been interrupted due to crises/ conflicts.
Support from our accredited planning schools
Cardiff University has been awarded University of Sanctuary status, an initiative that recognises the good practice of universities in welcoming, supporting and empowering people seeking sanctuary. Full details, along with information about their Asylum Seekers Opportunity Award and other support, can be found here:
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett can support applicants to apply for the hardship funds which are open to all students. They also have these bursaries and scholarships that are again available to all students Bursaries, scholarships and discounts | student information | Leeds Beckett University.
Newcastle University has a variety of University wide funding and support options available to displaced students
Further to this, they also offer a fee reduction for any alumni’s who choose to study their masters at Newcastle following the completion of their undergraduate degree.
University College, London (UCL)
University College, London (UCL), have initiatives to support academics displaced by conflict and below the links to them.
- Participation in CaRA (the Council for At-Risk Academics): https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global/ucl-academic-sanctuary-fellowship-scheme
- For Ukrainian academics, a specific initiative has been launched: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2022/mar/ucl-launches-new-fellowships-supporting-academics-displaced-conflict-ukraine
At Faculty and Departmental level they have scholarship schemes that would include students displaced by conflict:
- Bartlett School of Planning Research Fellowships for students who have completed their PhDs in Planning or a related discipline recently, designed to provide a first post opportunity for early career Planning researchers: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/planning/funding-and-scholarships
- The Bartlett Faculty Promise Scholarships: designed to attract students from a wider range of backgrounds to built environment subjects. They cover undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, mostly domiciled in the UK, but there is specific funding for masters students from Sub-Saharan Africa: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/study/funding-and-scholarships/bartlett-promise-scholarship
University of Plymouth
The University of Plymouth has established a Ukraine hardship Grant
University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool has not as yet established formal financial support, however they have reached out to planners in Ukraine recently see: Live stream from Lviv - Liverpool students learn about urban planning in Ukraine - Articles - Department of Geography and Planning - University of Liverpool
Also, they have linked up with Ukrainian institutions - ‘Giving hope’: UK universities twin with struggling Ukraine counterparts | Higher education | The Guardian
Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is showing its support for Ukraine by formally twinning with one of the country’s universities- Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University. This feeds into a new campaign called Twin for Hope (#twinforhope), which has been launched by Universities UK, the umbrella organisation for higher education: ARU announces new partnership with Ukraine (Aru.ac.uk)
We also have CPD Masterclasses that are about urban design and professional skills building (writing skills, community engagement etc)
These are the current CPD Masterclasses that are suitable for International audience (we run these twice a year, please see the dates in the calendar).
- Applied Urban Design Analysis
- Written Communication for planners
- Planning and Community Engagement
- Project Management for Planning
- Effective Leadership Skills for planners
We are planning other courses during the year where we accept registration for a waiting list CPD Masterclass Calendar 2023
Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships and fellowships programme. It offers fully funded scholarships and fellowships to individuals with ideas to create positive change.
If you are interested in any of our accredited planning courses, please see our listings HERE