Sanctuary Scholarship (Pathway 2)





Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2024
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About this opportunity

Sanctuary Scholarships are provided by King’s College London as part of its commitment to support talented students who are forced migrants in the UK.

The Sanctuary Scholarships (Pathway 2) are for students for individuals impacted by the war in Ukraine who are displaced and/or at risk of persecution, violence and conflict, including individuals from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

The scholarships are open to any postgraduate taught (Master’s) applicants from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus who are displaced and/or at risk of persecution, violence and conflict, with scholarships prioritised for STEM subjects, in particular Maths and Physics.

Each scholarship will comprise a full tuition fee waiver and a living costs bursary, for a maximum of 1 year, starting September 2024. The living costs bursary will be at least equivalent to a full maintenance loan from Student Finance England, to cover living expenses. This will be in the region £8,000 – £14,000 per annum depending on applicants’ circumstances. Individual allocations will be confirmed, in writing, to each successful applicant upon allocation of the award.

Level of Study

  • Master’s - Taught


Ukraine schemes, Other

Other eligibility criteria

Applicants must be a person normally domiciled in Ukraine, Russia or Belarus who are displaced and/or at risk of persecution, violence or conflict as a result of the war in Ukraine. The Sanctuary Scholarships (Pathway 2) are open to these individuals in order to remedy the disadvantage faced by these particular groups of students in accessing higher education, following the war on Ukraine.

What is included in this opportunity?

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

Additional notes about support provided

Additional support
At King’s College London we recognise that any background of forced migration can have a significant impact on educational opportunities and outcomes, and therefore provide pre-entry and on-course support to forced migrant students. Information about adjustments that King’s College London makes to support forced migrants can be found on this webpage: Forced migrant students

Temporary accommodation up to 6 months may be available with a host from the King’s College London community as part of our University Sponsorship Model.
If you would like to be hosted within a university community, please contact the King’s Sanctuary Programme team by email at:

Keep in touch
As the situation is changing rapidly, we are encouraging students to sign up to our mailing list so that we can share further information on studying at King’s and support available: Student Mailing List

Types of study available

  • Full-time
  • Face-to-face

Additional details about application process

How to apply for Sanctuary Scholarship (Pathway 2):

  1. Before applying, read this FAQs document. You will find additional information on the eligibility and the application process.
  2. Complete this online application form.

The online application form includes the following sections:

– Personal details

– Eligibility check

– Personal statement

– Support required

– Referee details

We recommend writing the application in a word processor, before copying and pasting it into the online application form.

Applications are reviewed by a panel. We will aim to notify successful applicants in June 2024.

Applying to study at King’s
Applicants will need to apply to study at King’s as this is separate to applying for a Sanctuary Scholarship. Information about courses at King’s College London can be found on this webpage: Study at King’s

Entry requirements for programmes at King’s vary so check the specific details for the course you wish to study.

For any further questions about applying to study at King’s, contact a King’s Advisor: contact us

We aim to contact all candidates during the week commencing 3rd June 2024 with a decision.

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider