Doctoral Sanctuary Studentship in Engineering and Design


South West



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2024

University of Bath

About this opportunity

As part of our commitment to be a University of Sanctuary, one Faculty of Engineering and Design University Research Studentship Award (URSA) studentship each academic year is reserved for a candidate with Refugee, Humanitarian Protection, or Asylum Seeker status.

You could receive funding for up to three and a half years. This includes:
• tuition fees at the Home rate
• training support fund of £1,000 each year
• maintenance stipend of £17,668 each year (2022/23 rate)

Level of Study

  • PhD


Asylum seeker, Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Temporary refugee permission, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Indefinite Leave to Remain, Ukraine schemes, Other forms of sanctuary (including Calais Leave, Section 67 Leave, UASC leave and Stateless Leave)

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

You can apply for this award if you currently hold, and expect to hold on day one of your programme, valid Refugee, Humanitarian Protection, or Asylum Seeker status issued by the UK Government.

If you hold Refugee or Humanitarian Protection status, you must qualify for Home fees, as detailed by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

If you hold Asylum Seeker status, you will be charged Home fees by the University of Bath and will therefore be fully covered by this studentship.

Find out more about your tuition fee status here,

You must also meet our minimum academic entry requirements of a UK undergraduate degree 2:1 or higher, or international equivalent, and be able to meet the English language entry requirement before your start date.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Fee Waiver (no fees)
  • Full bursary (study costs and full living costs)

Types of study available

  • Full-time

Additional details about application process

This studentship is part of the annual Faculty of Engineering and Design URSA studentship competition so you should:

1. Follow the instructions on applying for URSA funding (
2. Apply for Doctoral study (
3. Use the relevant application form for your programme (
Tell us in the Fees and Finance section of your application form that you are applying for the Doctoral Sanctuary Studentship in Engineering and Design, and include your preferred start date.

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider