Sanctuary Scholarship


South East



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

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About this opportunity

Solent University is committed to be a fair, diverse and cohesive University that challenges and tackles social inequality. We aim to foster a community with a culture of welcome, mutual trust, fairness, harmony and respect. Our vision is to transform the lives of people from all backgrounds, through learning that is relevant to the real world. Our values create a university that is open to all, which celebrates different, and demonstrates a commitment to social justice and equality of opportunity.

In support of our vision and values, each year Solent University awards one Solent Sanctuary Scholarship consisting of a full yearly fee waiver and a £3,000 grant to a person seeking sanctuary studying on a three-year undergraduate programme.

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate

Other levels of study

All Undergraduate programmes are open to Solent Sanctuary Scholarship applicants except BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, foundation years and apprenticeships.


Asylum seeker, Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life)

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Solent Sanctuary Scholarship, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Seeking asylum or humanitarian protection in the UK, or the partner/dependant of someone seeking asylum or humanitarian protection;
    Someone, or the partner/dependent of someone, who has been granted Discretionary or Limited Leave to Remain (DLR) or some other form of temporary status.AND- Have a conditional or unconditional offer from Solent University.
  • Be attending a school, college or voluntary group which can provide a reference in support of your application.
  • Be unable to access mainstream funding for higher education i.e. Student Finance
  • Not have a ‘no study’ immigration bail condition.
  • Live within easy commuting distance of Solent University.
  • Not require additional support for living expenses or accommodation other than that provided through the Solent Sanctuary Scholarship

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Fee Waiver (no fees)

Additional notes about support provided

For further information please contact Monika Materna-Brossier, International Student Adviser, who will support you through the application process. If you do not yet have a conditional or unconditional offer from Solent University, we can also support you with this process.

You can also complete the below form to express your interest in studying here at Solent.

Solent University Sanctuary Scholarship Enquiry Form

Types of study available

  • Full-time

Additional details about application process

Please be aware you are likely to be able to apply for a contextual offer, which is a scheme where applicants who meet certain criteria (including being a refugee) may receive lower entry offers than standard (based on their context and individual circumstances). Those who meet the contextual offer criteria should apply the usual UCAS process and should also use of self-declaration form if they feel they meet additional criteria

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact Monika Materna-Brossier

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