Michael Perham Sanctuary Scholarships


South West



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

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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 students whose immigration status means they do not qualify for student finance.

Level of Study

  • Master’s - Taught
  • Undergraduate


Asylum seeker, 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

Eligible applicants for either the UG or PGT Scholarship will:

  • Be resident in the UK, with priority given to applicants living within Gloucestershire and immediate surrounding region*
  • Have an immigration status which means they do not qualify for Student Finance
  • Have received an offer of a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate-taught degree course at the University of Gloucestershire (if you have not already applied for a course, you may do so via UCAS and should wait to receive an offer of a place prior to applying to the Sanctuary Scholarship). Please note that the scholarship is only open to students whose course involves studying at a University of Gloucestershire campus, not at a franchised college.
  • If seeking asylum, must have submitted a request for asylum to the UK Home Office before applying to the University of Gloucestershire
  • Have completed the Sanctuary Scholarship application by 24 May 2024, including evidence confirming immigration status (allowing us to confirm ineligibility for student finance).
  • Be able to provide contact details for a referee from a school, college, current/former employer or community/voluntary group. Referees will only be contacted for shortlisted candidates.  

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Fee Waiver (no fees)
  • Study costs (books, travel, etc.)

Types of study available

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

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