Sanctuary Summer School


East Midlands



Type of opportunity

Preparation for university

Closed for 2023
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University of Leicester and After 18

About this opportunity

The University of Leicester is offering up to 20 sanctuary scholarships on its Sanctuary Summer School 2023, which is run together with charity After 18. This one-week face-to-face programme is designed for refugee background students who are aiming to apply to start an undergraduate degree programme in September 2024.The Summer School includes campus visits, academic English taster classes, recreational activities and practical workshops to help students prepare for university

Level of Study

  • Pre-university


Asylum seeker, Refugee status, Humanitarian protection, Temporary refugee permission, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Indefinite Leave to Remain, Ukraine schemes, British National (Overseas), Other forms of sanctuary (including Calais Leave, Section 67 Leave, UASC leave and Stateless Leave), Other

Other eligibility criteria

Other backgrounds of forced migration may also be considered

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

In addition, applicants: must have (or be working towards) a qualification at the equivalent of UK level 3; must be aiming to apply to start an undergraduate degree programme in September 2024

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Fee Waiver (no fees)
  • Other (see below)

Other support provided

Please note that this summer school is non-residential (no accommodation is provided), so we advise applicants to only apply if they are based in or around Leicester

Additional notes about support provided

Additional support may be provided if needed, such as support with travel costs

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 Julie Umarova

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