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Sanctuary Scholarship

How to apply for a Sanctuary Scholarship as an asylum seeker

Overview

We're proud to be a University of Sanctuary. We offer three Sanctuary Scholarships per academic year to support you if you have sought asylum in the UK.

They are meant to help you with the costs of studying, such as fees, travel and study materials.

These scholarships are funded by the University and through generous donations from former students.

What you can get

The undergraduate scholarship includes:

  • a full tuition fee waiver for up to four years
  • funding of £4,000 for costs associated with study

The postgraduate scholarship includes:

  • a full tuition fee waiver for up to 18 months
  • funding of £4,000 for costs associated with study

The Helena Kennedy Centre Sanctuary Scholarship includes:

  • a full tuition fee waiver for MA or LLM Applied Human Rights course, for up 18 months
  • funding of £4,000 for costs associated with study
  • an internship at the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice

If you study part-time, the scholarship is pro-rated and the maximum durations are increased.

New in 2022–23

In 2022–23 we will also award one Sanctuary PhD Studentship/Graduate Teaching Assistant bursary in the College of Social Sciences and Arts.

This includes:

  • a full tuition fee waiver for up to 3 and a half years
  • an annual stipend of £15,840

Who can apply

You can apply if you

  • have made an asylum application in the UK before applying for the Sanctuary Scholarship
  • are living in the UK, with your immigration status connected to your asylum claim
  • are not eligible for funding from Student Funding England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland at the start of your course
  • hold an academic offer for an eligible course starting in September, or are awaiting a decision

How to apply

We suggest you read the eligibility criteria, shortlisting information and guidance for applicants before applying. This will improve your application.

Get help

If you have any questions on the application process, or you need additional support, please contact:

SHU Progress Team

SHU-Progress@shu.ac.uk

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