The University of Sanctuary Scholarship is available to new undergraduate or postgraduate taught students taking up a place to study in 2021-22 or 2022-23, who are refugees from Afghanistan and have been granted UK Asylum status or Discretionary/Limited Leave to Remain as a result of an asylum application, and those with Humanitarian Protection, as result of an asylum application or through a dependants claim.
The scholarship includes:
The scholarship will be offered to six students in the academic year 2021-22 or 2022-23, therefore the application process is a selective one based on the criteria below.
The following document outlines the full terms and conditions of this scholarship, please ensure you read them in full before you complete and submit an application form.
Eligibility will be based on the following permissions being granted by the Home Office and alignment with UNHCR guidelines:
All applicants must have received a conditional or unconditional offer to study an eligible UG or PGT programme at the University of Essex before you can apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship.
To be considered for this scholarship you need to:
The deadline for applications will close on Sunday 19 September 2021 at midnight (GMT) for October 2021 start and Sunday 21 November 2021 at midnight (GMT) for January 2022 start.
University of Sanctuary Scholarship 2021-22 terms and conditions. Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, how you'll receive your funding and whether this award can be combined with others or not.
If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.