Sanctuary Scholarships for Campus-Based Academic Programmes


East Midlands



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2024
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University of Leicester

About this opportunity

The University of Leicester is offering up to four full-time campus-based sanctuary scholarships per year to applicants from forced migration backgrounds who can demonstrate that they have the ability to succeed academically, but face barriers to that success. These scholarships are for undergraduate, taught Master’s and PhD programmes

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s - Taught
  • PhD


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

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

In addition, applicants must: already hold an offer of a place to study full time at the University of Leicester beginning in Sept 2023; be unable to access mainstream funding in the UK (e.g. Student Finance). Please note, priority will be given to candidates who: live locally in Leicester or at short commuting distance; have not previously obtained a degree at the same level

What is included in this opportunity?

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

Additional notes about support provided

Our support package is confirmed following an assessment of applicants’ individual situations with our Welfare Service

Types of study available

  • Full-time
  • Face-to-face

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact the scholarship provider