Sanctuary Scholarship


Yorkshire and the Humber

Type of opportunity

University scholarship

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University of Leeds

About this opportunity

The Sanctuary Scholarship provides the full cost of tuition and £10,000 a year in living costs to successful scholars.

Level of Study

  • Master’s - Research
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s - Taught
  • Foundation


Asylum seeker, Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Temporary refugee permission, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Indefinite Leave to Remain, Ukraine schemes, British National (Overseas), Other forms of sanctuary (including Calais Leave, Section 67 Leave, UASC leave and Stateless Leave)

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

Applicants to the Sanctuary Scholarship must be ineligible to receive mainstream funding from the UK Student Loans Company – this means that some residency statuses ticked as eligible for the scholarship will not always be eligible.

Applicants must be assessed by the University’s Fees Assessment team as eligible for tuition fees at the UK rate. In some cases, this must be completed manually by applicants after being initially assessed as International.

What is included in this opportunity?

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

Types of study available

  • Full-time
  • Part-time / flexible

Additional details about application process

The application involves details about your residency in the UK, followed by two short personal statements regarding your ambitions for the future and any challenges you think you may encounter as a student.

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider