Sanctuary Scholarship


South West

Type of opportunity

University scholarship

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University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol)

About this opportunity

For each academic year, UWE Bristol will be offering two scholarships to support refugee and asylum seekers looking to study undergraduate courses at UWE Bristol.

The scholarship will include:

-Full tuition fee waiver for the duration of the course (for students who are not eligible for UK government student finance)
-£1,650 annual bursary for the duration of the course, as a contribution towards study costs
-Access to support from UWE Cares

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate


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)

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship you must hold an offer to study on a UWE Bristol Undergraduate course. This can be any full-time course of up to four years duration, or part time course of up to six years duration.

Full-time courses of greater than four years standard duration, or part-time courses of
greater than six years standard duration, are not eligible for the Sanctuary Scholarship. The Sanctuary Scholarship is not accepting applications for study on Foundation or Postgraduate courses.

What is included in this opportunity?

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

Additional notes about support provided

UWE Bristol is committed to helping you succeed, so UWE Bristol Sanctuary Scholars will be
offered ongoing pastoral support through UWE Cares. UWE Cares aims to help you settle in,
make the most of the many opportunities that UWE Bristol has to offer, and provide you
with information and support to help overcome challenges or worries you might face.

Types of study available

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

Additional details about application process

The application form will be assessed by a diverse panel of representatives from across the university including academics with expertise and experience of working with refugee and asylum-seeking communities.

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact EDI Projects team