Sanctuary fee waiver for Pre-Sessional English Programme


East Midlands

Type of opportunity

English language course, Preparation for university

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University of Leicester

About this opportunity

The University of Leicester is offering up to 36 sanctuary scholarships per year on its Pre-sessional Programme. This course is for students who want to start an undergraduate or postgraduate course at university, but first need to improve their level of academic English and skills. The programmes offer a range of entry points from IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 6.0 and have various start dates throughout the year.

Level of Study

  • Pre-university


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), Other

Other eligibility criteria

Some other immigration statuses may be accepted if the student has a history of forced migration. We will judge these on a case-by-case basis

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

In addition, applicants: must already have achieved an academic level (from any country) equivalent of UK level 3 or higher; must have a level of English of IELTS 4.0 or higher; be able to commit to 21 hours per week of face to face study and 15 hours per week of self study

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Fee Waiver (no fees)
  • English language provision

Additional notes about support provided

Additional support may be provided if needed, such as help with travel and stationery costs (through our partner RefuAid)

Types of study available

  • Face-to-face
  • Full-time

Additional details about application process

In order to apply for this course, you need to first complete our needs analysis form to determine whether this course (or another course) is suitable for you: Needs Analysis Form

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


On-going opportunity


For further questions contact Julie Umarova