The Sanctuary Scholarship

Location

London

Type of opportunity

University scholarship

Apply Now
Logo for The University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich

About this opportunity

This scholarship is for an offer holder seeking asylum or with refugee status in the United Kingdom. It covers tuition and accommodation costs, plus a maintenance grant.

  • For 2024/25, we will offer two scholarships (undergraduate or postgraduate) to offer holders who are seeking asylum or have refugee status in the United Kingdom and are not eligible for financial support.

    Successful scholars will receive:

    • Annual tuition fee waiver
    • Maintenance support of £10,000, paid in three instalments
    • Annual accommodation fee waiver for Avery Hill or Greenwich Campus.

    Once you are awarded a status that allows you access to student finance (tuition-fee loans, etc.), you no longer receive the scholarship in subsequent academic years.

    Am I eligible?

    Applicants must meet all of the eligibility criteria outlined below to apply.

    • You have been offered a full-time place on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught course at the University of Greenwich entering at year 0 or 1, commencing September 2024.
    • You will be studying at one of our three campuses: Greenwich, Avery Hill or Medway (except Medway School of Pharmacy).
    • If studying with a Partner College, the tuition fee must be paid directly to the University of Greenwich.
    • You are unable to access Student Finance (Tuition and Maintenance Loans) due to your current immigration status.
    • You do not already hold a qualification that is equal to or higher than the course you are applying for.
    • You are resident in the UK.

    You must also be able to provide documentary evidence to verify your circumstances.

    Immigration status

    To be eligible for the Sanctuary Scholarship, you must hold one of the following immigration statuses before you apply to study at the University of Greenwich:

    • UK asylum seeker
    • UK discretionary leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
    • UK limited leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
    • Humanitarian protection (as a result of an asylum application).

    You will also be eligible if you are a dependant of someone with one of these immigration statuses.

    How to apply

    Please email fab@gre.ac.uk with your full name and Greenwich University ID number to request a application form.

    Applications closed on the 31st May 2024 – Panel decision for awardees to be notified by End of June 2024

    We offer more scholarships and bursaries. See a full list.

    Questions?

    See our general terms and conditions.

    If you would like further details about this bursary, please contact us:

Level of Study

  • Master’s - Taught
  • Undergraduate

Eligibility

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

Other eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Sanctuary Scholarship, you must hold one of the following immigration statuses before you apply to study at the University of Greenwich:

  • UK asylum seeker
  • UK discretionary leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
  • UK limited leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
  • Humanitarian protection (as a result of an asylum application).

You will also be eligible if you are a dependant of someone with one of these immigration statuses.

What is included in this opportunity?

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

Types of study available

  • Full-time
  • Face-to-face

Additional details about application process

Conditions and guidance on the bursaries and scholarships available from the University of Greenwich

This should be read in conjunction with the information on individual
bursaries, scholarships & discounts available on the University’s Student Finance web page.

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?

Yes

For further questions contact the scholarship provider