Sanctuary Scholarship





Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2024
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Kingston University

About this opportunity

Kingston University has four fee-remitted Sanctuary Scholarships available each academic year for Asylum Seeking applicants with no access to Student Finance. This is in support of STAR’s Equal Access Campaign which aims to create scholarship pathways to provide higher education to refugees and asylum seekers who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK.

Awards for students seeking sanctuary

We currently offer:

  • Four full fee-remitted places each year to successful undergraduate applicants
  • An annual £5,000 bursary to support students with study costs
  • A place on our KU Cares Scheme, which includes a designated member of staff to provide support, guidance and opportunities throughout your studies.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • An asylum seeker through forced migration
  • Ineligible to apply for Student Finance due to asylum status
  • Holding an offer for an undergraduate course at Kingston University for the forthcoming academic year

(Undergraduate courses including an integrated foundation year are permitted.)

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate


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

Other eligibility criteria

Applicants with no access to Student Finance due to their asylum status.

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

Please read the application guidance notes (available on website link below) in full before submitting an application.

Contact with any questions about the application process.

What is included in this opportunity?

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

Types of study available

  • Full-time

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact KU CARES