Sanctuary Scholarships


South West



Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Closed for 2023
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University of Exeter

About this opportunity

The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter at undergraduate or postgraduate research level.

Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • PhD


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

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

As well as meeting the academic requirements for your chosen programme of study you will also need to demonstrate that:

  • You have submitted a claim for asylum within the UK and are awaiting a response (this includes submission of a fresh claim) or
  • You have Limited Leave to Remain (formerly Discretionary Leave to Remain) in the UK and are not eligible for funding via Student Finance England or
  • You have been awarded ‘Humanitarian Protection’ or Refugee status in the UK but are not eligible for funding via Student Finance England or
  • You have left care in the UK and are assessed as international for tuition fee purposes and are not eligible for funding via Student Finance England or
  • (For applicants to postgraduate research programmes only) You have been granted refugee status* by the UK Home Office or
  • You are the family member of someone with one of the immigration statuses listed above with ‘in line’ or ‘dependent’ status

What is included in this opportunity?

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

Types of study available

  • Full-time
  • Face-to-face

Additional details about application process

Applications must be made via an application form, accessed via our webpage.  Guidance on supporting documentation is also included in the webpage.

Number of places available


Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?


For further questions contact Jim Price

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