The University of York jumped in and offered their support.
And the University of Bristol added that it was one of the first universities to pioneer such an idea.
@vickihird @UniofReading @lisafryer9 Hi Vicki, it is indeed a great idea! We were one of the first universities to… https://t.co/F1G1Ak8Kct
— University of Bristol (@University of Bristol)
The scholarship scheme was developed with the Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSG) and Reading University Students’ Union, and will be giving up to 14 scholarships to refugees.
Gaby Couchman, deputy manager at Reading Refugee Support Group, said:
We work with a number of refugees in Reading who have a strong desire to engage with higher education in the UK. These are often young and highly educated people who have had their studies interrupted due to conflict and persecution in their home country.
The launch of the Reading Scholarship Scheme is a powerful tool to enable refugees to help rebuild their lives in the UK. We look forward to supporting our clients into higher education and beyond.
People on Twitter are praising the university for its decision.