Sanctuary Scholarship

  • Master, Bachelor, Phd
  • Full-fee and £10,000 a year towards study costs
  • 9 May 2022

We are pleased to offer scholarships for forced migrants to the UK. The Sanctuary Scholarship is open to people who wish to study any undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree.


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a forced migrant to the United Kingdom (a person displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental, or human rights pressures)
  • Be unable to access mainstream funding, for example from Student Finance England or a local authority grant
  • Have already applied to study at the University in the 2022/23 Academic Year. You must have received your offer to study by 9 May 2022.
  • Not have a degree from a UK University of the same level or higher that you wish to study at Leeds in 2022/23.

As well as meeting all of the above criteria, you also will need to have the residency status of one of the following:

  • Asylum Seeker - currently seeking asylum within the UK or Refused Asylum Seeker where your application for refugee status has been denied and a fresh claim is in process
  • Refugee status or the spouse or child of someone with refugee status
  • Limited or Discretionary leave to remain
  • Humanitarian Protection status or the spouse or child of someone with Humanitarian Protection status
  • Indefinite leave to remain
  • Section 67 Leave
  • Calais Leave.


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Successful applicants will receive the full cost of tuition and £10,000 a year towards study costs as part of this scholarship.


Students should apply via the online form on our website.

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