Michael Perham Sanctuary Scholarships


South West



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2023
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University of Gloucestershire

About this opportunity

Named after the former Bishop of Gloucester and University Pro Chancellor, the late Rt. Revd Michael Perham, this scholarship has been established in recognition of the additional challenges and barriers in accessing higher education faced by refugees and people seeking asylum, and their dependants. The University of Gloucestershire will offer a Sanctuary Scholarship for one new undergraduate student and one new postgraduate student per academic year. The scholarship will cover full tuition fees and up to £10,000 per year, which may take the form of a bursary or funding for additional support, dependent on the successful applicant’s circumstances.

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s - Taught
  • Master’s - Research


Asylum seeker, Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Temporary refugee permission, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Ukraine schemes

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

Priority for the fee waiver and £10,000 per year bursary will be given to suitable applicants who:

  • are unable to access funding through UK Student Finance due to their immigration status;
  • are resident within the county of Gloucestershire at the time of application.

If there are no suitable applicants who are not eligible for UK Student Finance, then applications from those whose immigration status does entitle them to UK Student Finance will be considered (e.g. applicants with Refugee status). In such instances, a tuition fee waiver and support of up to £3,000 per annum may be awarded. Priority for this form of support would be given to suitable applicants:

  • whose individual circumstances may otherwise prevent them from accessing higher education;
  • are resident within the county of Gloucestershire at the time of application.

What is included in this opportunity?

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

Types of study available

  • Part-time / flexible
  • Full-time
  • Face-to-face

Additional details about application process

Please see the webpage for the application form. Eligible applications will be assessed against the selection criteria set out on the webpage.

Number of places available

2 (one undergraduate and one postgraduate)

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider

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