Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarship


South West



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2024
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University of Bath

About this opportunity

Scholarships are for taught postgraduate master’s students who are seeking asylum in the UK, and who are not eligible to receive postgraduate financial support from Student Finance.

The Sanctuary Scholarship will consist of:

  • a fee waiver covering the full cost of tuition fees
  • a bursary up to £18,622

The bursary is designed to help with course-related and living costs, and not with wider costs, for example, legal fees.

Level of Study

  • Master’s - Taught


Asylum seeker, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life)

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

You must also be:

  • a new taught postgraduate student starting studies in 2024
  • resident in the UK

You are not eligible if:

  • you are able to receive taught postgraduate student loans

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must have applied to study a full-time or part-time course with the degree outcome of:

  • MSc
  • MA
  • MBA
  • stand-alone MRes

This includes programmes with a combined Pre-sessional English course.

Please note that these conditions can only be met for courses completed in a maximum duration of two years for full-time programmes or four years for part-time programmes. Part-time programmes must be studied at a minimum of 50% intensity (for example, a programme which would take one year if studied full-time can take up to two years if studied part-time). Distance Learning programmes are also not eligible for this scheme.

If your course has a compulsory placement please check your immigration conditions in case of restrictions. Contact the PGT Admissions team for advice about course requirements or the Student Immigration Service about immigration restrictions.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Fee Waiver (no fees)
  • Partial bursary (study costs and partial living costs)
  • Other (see below)

Types of study available

  • Full-time

Additional details about application process

You must apply in this order:

  1. Apply for an eligible course through the University of Bath, receive a conditional or unconditional offer and accept your offer via your Application Tracker.
  2. If you receive an offer, you will need to complete and upload the fee classification questionnaire and evidence of your Asylum Seeker status via your Application Tracker so that the PGT Admissions team can assess your fee status.
  3. Apply for the scholarship scheme via the application form.

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact Imroze Sahota and Joanna Newman