The Sanctuary Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • £1,650

This scholarship supports refugee and asylum seekers looking to study undergraduate courses at UWE Bristol.


• To apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship, you must hold a conditional or unconditional academic offer from UWE Bristol. • You must meet all the conditions of the academic offer to be able start your studies. • The scholarships offer a maximum of four years of funding for full-time study, or six years for part-time study. During this time, you should be a registered student and progressing your university course. • You are eligible to apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship if you fall into one of the following • immigration status groups: • An asylum seeker - a person who has made a claim within the UK for refugee status. • A person who has been granted Humanitarian Protection (HP) or Limited Leave to Remain (formerly Discretionary Leave to Remain) in the UK. • A refugee - a person who has been granted refugee status by the UK Home Office. • The dependents of any of the above status groups, in recognition that they are also from asylum seeking or refugee backgrounds, including: • Family members of an asylum seeker whose claim is dependent on a principal • applicant; or • Family members of an individual with refugee or Humanitarian Protection • (HP) status who have come to the UK on a Family Reunion visa

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Full tuition fee waiver for the duration of the course (for students who are not eligible for UK government student finance) £1,650 annual bursary for the duration of the course, as a contribution towards study costs Access to support from UWE Cares.


Applications are now closed for 2022 and will reopen in March 2023. The application form will be assessed by a diverse panel of representatives from across the university including academics with expertise and experience of working with refugee and asylum-seeking communities.

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