Sanctuary Scholarship


Yorkshire and the Humber



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

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University of Hull

About this opportunity

The University of Hull is proud to be part of the growing network of Universities of Sanctuary. As part of this, the Sanctuary Scholarship aims to provide financial support to up to three entrants seeking asylum in the UK, who are located in the Hull area.

It consists of a full tuition fee waiver, an annual £2,000 study grant, and tailored personal support for the full duration of a programme of study, while the applicant remains eligible.

Level of Study

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


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

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

To receive a University of Hull Sanctuary Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be offered a place to study at the University, commencing in September 2024
  • Apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship, providing all requested information and evidence
  • Live within commuting distance of the University of Hull at the point of application (anyone who needs to relocate cannot be considered)
  • Not require assistance with accommodation costs or living expenses
  • Be seeking asylum in the UK, or be the dependent or spouse of someone seeking asylum 


  • have been granted Discretionary/Limited Leave to Remain following an application for asylum, or be the dependent or spouse of someone who meets the aforementioned criteria.


The following groups of students are not eligible to be considered for a University of Hull Sanctuary Scholarship:

    • Applicants who are eligible for UK Government student financial support
    • Continuing students at the University of Hull
    • Students of the Hull York Medical School
    • Students undertaking a Hull Online course

What is included in this opportunity?

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

Types of study available

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

Additional details about application process

Applications are open now: sanctuary scholarship

Applications close on 24 May 2024.

Applicants will need to submit a reference from someone who knows them in the UK and evidence of their immigration status. The final stage of the process will be an interview at the University of Hull campus.

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


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